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Start the New Year with Yoga - At the Library!

Posted 9 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Children and Parenting and Outdoors, Sports and Travel | Tagged with Yoga, yoga adults, yoga classes, yoga kids, yoga teens and yoga videos

As the New Year approaches, you might be considering a resolution for yourself or your children aimed at improving your health, reducing your stress level, or simply picking up a new hobby.  

That’s where the latest edition of our ongoing “At the Library” series comes in – as yoga is great way of tackling all three of these resolutions!  

Yoga for Adults  

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga:
New year, new you! Join Malena Caruso, yoga instructor and owner of Toledo Asana Room, to jump start your New Year's goals with this three-part yoga series. This class will be an introduction to the Ashtanga Yoga style. Everyone is welcome from beginners to advanced. The class will be conducted in a carpeted room but you are welcome to bring your own yoga mat.  Registration is preferred.  

Jan. 20 and 27, and Feb. 3 | 9 a.m.| Maumee Branch  

Yoga and Meditation:
Anne Boyle of Zen in the District returns by popular demand. Join Anne as she leads the group, beginner to intermediate, in her gentle style, including chair yoga where needed. Then unwind as she guides you through stress relieving visualization and meditation.  

Feb. 10 and Mar. 10 | 10 a.m. | Oregon Branch  

Yoga for Kids  

Adventure in Yoga:
Join us for yoga fun! This program builds strength, and confidence in kids, while teaching them healthy breathing and focus techniques. Class presented by Rachna Maheshwari.  

Apr. 30 | 3:30 p.m.| Locke Branch  

Yoga Storytime:
Join us at the library for yoga, stories, and fun! Listen to stories and songs that incorporate yoga poses and breathing techniques. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. Age 4-8.  

Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Mar. 10, Apr. 14 | 10 a.m. | King Road Branch  

Yoga for Toddlers:
Introduce your toddlers to yoga! This 3-part yoga class creates a wonderful opportunity to find peace in a busy day. Please bring a yoga mat.  

Jan. 11, 18, and 25 | 10:30 a.m. | Sanger Branch  

Streaming Yoga Videos on hoopla

Would you rather begin your yoga practice in the warmth and comfort of your own home? We can help with that too!

Core Power Yoga: Calorie Blast Yoga (streaming video - hoopla)

Core Power Yoga: Calorie Blast Yoga

Core Power Yoga, the hottest in-studio practice, offers three ultra-efficient toning and fat burning yoga workouts you can do at home. Ignite your metabolism and burn calories as you transform your body from the inside out.

My Yoga: Balance And Burn - Season 1 (streaming video - hoopla)

My Yoga: Balance and Burn, Season 1

This practice from Faith Hunter is all about getting a burn while maintaining balance. From modified salutations to a flow of standing balancing poses, this class will light you up and bring you back to center.

Rodney Yee: Best of Yoga, Season 1  (streaming video - hoopla)

Rodney Yee: Best of Yoga, Season 1

Acclaimed yoga instructor Rodney Yee leads you through the "best of" yoga for today's top yoga practices! Discover the benefits of Flow Yoga, Core Yoga and Power Yoga all in one Gaiam program. Rodney guides you through the "best of" poses and sequences within these three types of yoga, delivering the ultimate yoga experience.

Rodney Yee: Best of Yoga, Season 1 (streaming video - hoopla)

Rodney Yee: Yoga for Beginners, Season 1

According to acclaimed yoga instructor Rodney Yee flexibility is not just about back bends and reaching for your toes. True flexibility is about being able to move and bend with ease and coordination. Rodney sets you up to accomplish just that with these three easy-to-follow yoga sequences. The practices are designed to release tension, improve posture and increase range of motion.

Good Morning Yoga - A Pose-by-Pose Wake Up Story (streaming video - hoopla)

Good Morning Yoga

Yoga helps children learn how to focus, relax, and both self-monitor and self-soothe. Good Morning Yoga instills these skills and enables children to jump-start the day with energy and excitement through gentle exercises, a heartwarming narrative and wonderful illustrations.

Good night yoga - A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story (streaming video - hoopla)

Good Night Yoga

For parents and caregivers looking for a fun and effective new bedtime routine. Good Night Yoga teaches children a simple flow of yoga postures inspired by their favorite characters from nature. Moving from Sun Breath to Cloud Gathering to Ladybug & Butterfly and more, children learn techniques for self-soothing, relaxing the body and mind, focusing attention, and other skills that will support restful sleep and improve overall confidence and well-being.

Want even more streaming yoga videos?

Check out our OverDrive video list (will create list) and our previous blogs on yoga: Books and Backbends and FREE Yoga – At the Library!

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