Yoga offered at NWTC

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County Aging Disability and Resource Center and Health Department are partnering to offer one of the best practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control for chronic disease prevention: “Yoga With or Without a Chair” classes.

The six-week class will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 14 through Sept. 20, at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College site in Aurora, Wis.

The classes are for middle-aged and older adults, but open to all adults free of charge.

Yoga includes exercises to improve one’s flexibility and strength, decrease stress and maintain health. According to University of Wisconsin-Health, several studies have shown yoga helps lower blood pressure, improves a person’s sense of well-being, and reduces fatigue.

Research shows that, along with poor diet, inadequate physical activity is a major cause of obesity, premature death and a range of chronic conditions. The program is appropriate for both sedentary and active adults. The chair provides extra support for those who may need it, but it not required.

Lynn Mueller is a 400-hour certified yoga instructor and has had personal success in participating and leading yoga classes. She is a graduate of Florence High School and now owns the icanyoga2 studio. She is energetic, calming and nurturing, with the strong desire to help others succeed.

Those interested in participating in the yoga classes can contact Sara Jerue at the Florence County Health Department at 715-528-3426 to sign up.

Classes require a minimum number of participants, so register today.