There is no other exercise program as enduring as yoga. People have been practicing yoga in some form or another for more than 5,000 years! Yoga does more than burn calories and tone muscles. It’s a total mind-body workout that combines strengthening and stretching poses with deep breathing and meditation or relaxation. The practice of yoga not only enhances balance and flexibility, it also targets all major muscle groups, from your core; back and glutes; to legs and arms. There are more than 100 different forms of yoga. Some are fast-paced and intense, others are gentle and relaxing. The Bella Vista POA offers both styles of yoga class:
Evening Yoga, is offered at Riordan Hall, Monday and Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. Instructor Maureen Neagle guides students through gentle yoga poses which are a great way to work on your flexibility and strength. Learn or practice yoga poses that include proper alignment and breathing technique to acquire the maximum physical and mental benefit from the class. Bring your yoga mat, water bottle and dress comfortable and prepare for the best hour you’ve awarded yourself!
Power Yoga, is offered at Metfield Clubhouse Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. This fun, faster moving (Power Vinyasa Flow) yoga workout is designed to get your body moving, heart pumping and blood flowing. With a warm up and cool down, the class emphasizes the mind-body connection for improved physical, emotional and spiritual levels. Attention will be placed on improved breathing, circulation and energy. The class will encourage your body’s ability to burn calories, which combined with proper nutrition, may enhance weight loss. Grab your yoga mat and water bottle and get in, get out, and get on with your Saturday morning—energized and ready to seize the day. Fitness instructor Lucy Quarti leads this class.
Class cost is $4 each, or purchase our Universal Fitness Class punch card for $30 which is good for any 10 classes at all POA fitness facilities and save $1 per class. Note: If you do not have a POA issued photo ID an additional $2.25 fee is charged for facility use per visit.