Worcester, Massachusetts (PRWEB) June 11, 2014
Ready, set, yoga! This summer, residents of the Worcester County community will have access to free yoga classes in their very own backyard – Elm Park, Worcester.
Classes will be held every Saturday from 10am-11am beginning June 14 through August 23. Sessions, led by local registered yoga instructors including Shawn Shaw, Jordan Grinstein, and Eve Costarelli, will include themed yoga suitable for all ages and abilities. Throughout the 10-week program, participants will learn diverse yoga and meditation styles to strengthen, rejuvenate, and relax the body and mind.
Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and to bring mats/blankets, friends, and family. Classes cancelled due to rain/weather will be announced on the Ivy Child Yoga in the Park event page.
Yoga in the Park was created in the summer of 2013 and is a summer segment of Ivy Child’s Mindfulness-Based Learning (MBL) community programs. The purpose of this program is to:
- Provide a fun and relaxing fitness activity for kids, youth, families, and individuals of all ages
- Educate the local Worcester community on yoga and mindfulness
- Increase access to Ivy Child’s Mindfulness-Based Learning programs
- Celebrate diversity, health, and community!
For more information about Yoga in the Park, contact Shan Koay at skoay(at)ivychild(dot)org or (985) 228 3956.
About Ivy Child International: (Ivy Child) is a non-profit organization working to enhance the social and emotional well-being of children worldwide by recognizing their multicultural needs, and using education rooted in positive psychology as a uniting force to inspire resilience and leadership. Ivy Child develops mindfulness-based, health education programs for children, youth, and families in hospitals, schools and community sites. Our unique curriculum features yoga, mindfulness, meditation, music and art. Learn more about SUPPORTING Ivy Child’s work here.
About Elm Park: Elm Park, a 60-acre park located in Worcester, MA, is amongst the oldest public parks in the United States. In fact, purchased in 1854 as a “new common”, Elm Park was one of the first three public parks in America alongside Hartford and New York City.