If you are in need of relaxation or just want a quiet place to reflect and release your daily stresses then the Carpenter Fitness & Aquatics Center has planned an event for you.
The center will be hosting their 1st annual Yoga Retreat at the Wren’s Nest Bed & Breakfast in Russelville on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. There will be many activities during the event including yoga, Tai Chi, beading and a meditative nature walk. All classes will be held outdoors. Lunch will be provided as well. In case of rain, the event will be held at the Russellville Recreation Center.
Cost for the relaxing day is $25 per person. Registration forms are available at the Carpenter Center or the day of the retreat. Pre-registration forms need to be turned in no later than Sept. 8. Shirts are guaranteed to those who pre-register.
You don’t have to be a experienced at yoga or even be in immaculate physical condition to attend the retreat. In fact, you can be new to yoga all together and come and learn what it is all about.
Yoga has been practiced for hundreds of years and has numerous health benefits not only physical by mental and emotional.
Yoga is considered a mind-body type of complementary and alternative medicine practice. Yoga brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve peacefulness of body and mind, helping you relax and manage stress and anxiety.
According to the Mayo Clinic the potential health benefits of yoga are numerous and may include:
Stress reduction- With its quiet, precise movements, yoga draws your focus away from your busy, chaotic day and toward calm as you move your body through poses that require balance and concentration.
Increased fitness- As you learn and refine new poses, you may enjoy improved balance, flexibility, range of motion and strength. And this means you’re less likely to injure yourself in other physical endeavors or in your daily activities.
Management of chronic health conditions- Yoga might help with a variety of health conditions, such as cancer, depression, pain, anxiety and insomnia, by helping with sleep problems, fatigue and mood. Yoga also can help reduce heart rate and blood pressure.
Weight loss- If you’re overweight or have binge-eating disorder, yoga may help you make the healthy lifestyle changes necessary to gain control of your eating and drop those extra pounds.
The Wrens Nest bed & Breakfast is located at 1452 Proctor Mill Road, Russellville. The driveway is nearly one half mile long.
For more information contact the Carpenter Fitness & Aquatics Center at 270-726-5052.