Blue Zones Project and the City of Sonora have partnered to offer a second series of free healthy movement classes every Tuesday morning for 12 weeks.
Tai-Yoga Tuesdays will begin this Tuesday, Feb. 7, and will run through April 25. Classes will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Sonora Opera Hall, 250 S. Washington St.
Yoga and tai chi classes will alternate weeks except in February, which will feature tai chi classes only.
Many know the benefits of healthy stretching and breathing. Yoga and tai chi both celebrate this healthy activity. Perhaps a class has not been available in a simple, inexpensive way. Now it is an easy choice to make and a perfect time to try it. Blue Zones Project has had two long-time instructors come on board to make this happen.
Tai chi — Laureen Campana has taught this movement exercise at Columbia College for 15 years. She shows that the benefits to your health include improved strength, balance, stress relief and pain relief.
Yoga — Hoyt Cory is a longtime local yoga and meditation teacher with a background in wellness and holistic health. Yoga is restorative in nature and uses easy stretching, good breathing and deep relaxation.
These classes are free and open to the public. Blue Zones Project hopes to encourage people to make a small change in their schedule that will lead to better health and happiness. Come join others in downtown Sonora taking an hour in their week to give themselves the gift of better health and well-being. Participants are welcome to attend all 12 classes or come to just a few.
To conclude the series, the final class on April 25 will be a Blue Zones Story-Stretch-Social. Participants will get a quick morning chair-stretch (perfect for people who sit all day), hear a program about Blue Zones Project history and objectives in the community and have a cup of coffee with the group. No pre-registration is required for each class; sign in is upon arrival.