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Spring yoga session marks Harmony’s 9th year

By Staff | Mar 27, 2015

Harmony Healing Arts Center in Shepherdstown launches its 12-week Spring Yoga Session on March 29. This spring marks the ninth year of operation for the yoga center, which opened its doors on April 1, 2006.

Founding co-director Judy Jenner said, “We are blessed to be in such a supportive community. We cherish our students and love to see them grow and excel in their personal practice of yoga, achieving greater health and peace of mind.”

This spring’s program offers 21-weekly yoga classes plus two weekly Tai Chi classes, and a free meditation class. There are classes for all ages and body types. Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner you’ll find a class that is right for you. The yoga session runs from March 29 to June 20, 2015. New students are welcome to join anytime and can take advantage of the ongoing 30 Days for $30 promotion, which allows you to experiences as many classes as you like for 30 consecutive days until attendees find the class that suits best.

The popular Saturday “Dharma Yoga” class is being made a regular part of Harmony’s offerings, expanding into two afternoon classes. Dharma Yoga Level 2 will be offered at noon and Dharma Yoga Level 3 will follow at 1:45 p.m. Both classes begin April 4, and will run six weeks for just $60 each. Register by mail or at the first class.

Also new on the program roster is a class for anyone wanting to integrate props, the wall, and chairs into their yoga practice. It’s called “Extra Gentle Yoga” and will be offered on Friday mornings starting April 3, from 10:3011:30 a.m. It will focus heavily on alignment-based yoga, so that one can ease the body safely into poses in a way that fits you. Working gently within traditional yoga poses, the class will embark on a journey of self-discovery from the inside, out. A class suited for beginners and those dealing with physical limitations.

Harmony offers classes for students of all levels, with special classes for seniors, men, students with back issues and students in recovery. Detailed information about the yoga classes can be found at www.harmonyhealingarts.org or by calling 304-582-0179. A single 12-week class cost $120, or an unlimited class pass is just $240, enabling students to attend all classes throughout the session. Harmony offers senior discounts off weekly classes and unlimited class passes. High school and college students, with valid IDs, can attend yoga classes for just $5 per class. Harmony Healing Arts Center is located at 211 East New Street in Shepherdstown.