Try a yoga class at work
It’s the perfect time of year to appreciate the many benefits of the ancient practice of yoga. Free and low-cost classes are offered three times per week in the Chinook Group Exercise Room. Classes in the Chinook Activity Center are offered by King County employee Health Heroes and community-based professionals. You’ll also find other great group exercise opportunities in this space – check them out by searching for “RR, NCOB Group Exercise Rm” in Outlook. Want to start your own class? Contact Balanced You. Classes are also offered at King Street Center.
You already know there are many benefits of exercise. These include improved fitness, mood, sleep, digestion, self-esteem, body image, and more.
|Yoga class schedule – Chinook Group Exercise Room (Check the Outlook calendar for room “RR, NCOB Group Exercise Rm to confirm class status)|
|Day of week||Time||Type of class||Cost||Description|
|Monday||12:15-1:15||Vinyasa flow||Free||Led by King County employees, Karin and Trish*, Vinyasa flow sequences unite breath and movement.|
|Wednesday||12:15-1:15||All levels||$10 per class||Led by Liz Valauri, certified and experienced teacher, this all levels class is fun and effective.|
|Friday||1:15-2:15||Yin||Free||Yin is a slower-paced style of yoga where students explore postures for longer periods of time.|
*About Karin: In 2010, when research came out about how sitting a lot is worse than smoking for your health, Karin Collinsworth, an IT Analyst in KCIT, decided that she wanted to help to improve the well-being of her colleagues. She had been studying yoga since 1992 began by volunteering twice per week. She still leads classes here in Chinook, and encourages others to show up, get involved, or volunteer!
*About Trisha: Trisha Roth, a Contract Specialist in Executive Services, is RYT certified. She is inspired by teachers, peers, students and her own personal experience. Certified in 2016 as a 200-hour RYT, Trisha’s yoga journey is one of self-exploration. Learning to accept her own physical injuries and limitations on and off the mat. Yoga helps to reduce and quiet “fluctuations of the mind” of which we all suffer and provides calm in a world of change. Trisha’s yoga style varies depending on the needs of the class on a given day. Catering to a mixed level yoga class is always a challenge, but working with gentle warmups, gentle Vinyasa flow, and cool down is her usual approach. Her spirit is entering this journey of teaching yoga with gratitude, compassion, and a desire to share this beautiful practice with the world.
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