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Yoga classes with or without a chair to be offered in August

Aurora, Wis. — Yoga classes are back by popular demand.

Yoga with or without a chair will be offered at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College-Aurora Center through a partnership with the Aging and Disability Resource Center and Public Health of Florence County.

Because of additional requests, yoga will now also be offered at the Florence County Resource Center at a later time on Thursdays.

Chair yoga will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays starting next week to Sept. 8 at the Florence Resource Center.

Slow flow yoga will be on Thursdays starting next week to Sept. 9.

Yoga classes will also continue at NWTC in Aurora on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on Tuesday, with slow flow yoga at 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and chair yoga at 10 to 11 a.m.

Obesity rates in Florence County continue to follow a rising national trend. Obesity can lead to premature death and a myriad of chronic conditions that are related to high levels of stress, a poor diet and inadequate physical activity.

Yoga is scientifically supported to help maintain mental health as well.

Yoga instructor Lynn Mueller is a 500-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.

No mat, no problem– Mueller will have mats available to borrow or purchase.

The classes are open to all adults and the program is appropriate for both sedentary and active individuals.

The chair provides extra support for those who may need it, but it is not required.

Cost is $5 per session, to be paid at each class. Those interested in participating can contact the Florence County Aging and Disability Center at 715-528-4890 to sign up.

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