Yoga classes coming to the Humane Society of Harford County
For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Long, Marketing Coordinator
Humane Society of Harford County
Fallston, MD (January 17, 2017) – Whether new to yoga, looking for a relaxing activity to do together as a family, or a seasoned yogi looking for a new experience, the Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC) is hosting a variety of yoga classes at its new facility in Fallston. Led by certified yoga instructors, classes will be offered for families, teens, adults, individuals with limited mobility, and cat lovers who can practice yoga with kitties that are up for adoption at the shelter.
A free kickoff event and preview party will be held on Saturday, February 11 between 10am and 1pm at HSHC, 2208 Connolly Road in Fallston, MD. Instructors will give 20-minute demonstrations of each class type, refreshments will be served and folks that pre-enroll in any of the classes will receive discounts.
To register for any of the following classes, learn more about the instructors, and view a complete schedule, click here.
The Family Class is designed for families with children ages 2-10 years of age. Using the Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) teaching system, instructor Shannon Testerman will incorporate yoga poses creatively hidden in partner poses, games, activities, music and stories. Family classes will be held on Sunday mornings from 11:30am-12:30pm. Single drop-in classes will be held on February 26 and March 26 and cost $12 each. Enroll in a 6-week series of classes beginning on April 23 for $60 and save $2 per class.
Teenagers between the ages of 11 and 17 are welcome at the Teen Class series. Instructor Mylene Lindaman designed this class specifically for teens with the intention of cultivating self-awareness and a sense of well-being, while increasing confidence, focus and resiliency. The Teen Class will be held on Sunday afternoons from 1-2pm. Single drop-in classes will be held on February 26 and March 26 and cost $12 each. Enroll in a 6-week series of classes beginning on April 23 for $60 and save $2 per class.
Adults age 18 and over will learn to relax body and mind with exercises that improve flexibility, strength and coordination in the Adults-Only Class. Instructor Alisa Gellman emphasizes proper breathing and body alignment in a self-paced, noncompetitive environment. The Adult Class will be held on Sunday mornings from 10-11am. Single drop-in classes will be held on February 19 and February 26 and cost $12 each. Enroll in a 6-week series of classes beginning on either March 5 or April 30 for $60 and save $2 per class.
Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions. Led by Bridget Strama, this series of classes will be held on Thursday mornings from 10-11am. Single drop-in classes will be held on February 23 and March 23 and cost $7 each. Enroll in a 6-week series of classes beginning on April 27 for $30 and save $2 per class.
Practice yoga right next to cats who are up for adoption at the shelter! Led by both Alisa Gellman and Bridget Strama, the Cat Yoga class is for adults who are at least 16 years old and will be held on the 4th Saturday of every month beginning on February 25 from 3:30-4:30pm for $12 each. Participants are asked to bring an item from our special cat wish list, and after the class, stay to make a craft for HSHC’s homeless cats.
About the Humane Society of Harford County
The Humane Society of Harford County, Inc., is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the welfare and well-being of the approximately 4,500 animals that come to us each year. We promote the kind treatment of homeless, stray and abandoned animals by providing shelter, care, adoptions, and community education. We are not a county agency nor are we affiliated with any national or regional organization. Your tax-deductible donations, bequests, and proceeds from events are crucial to our life-saving efforts on behalf of the animals of our community.