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North Canton Public Library Offers Another Way to Unwind: Yoga

Relaxation doesn't just revolve around reading at the North Canton Public Library. Patrons can unwind with yoga classes throughout March.

Wait, yoga?

At the library?

It's no joke. Yoga is making its way to the North Canton Public Library in March, with three free lunchtime sessions taking place in the library's basement meeting room.

"We have already had several people asking about it and expressing interest, which is great," said Cathy Morgan, adult programming coordinator and reference librarian. "I think people are really looking for fun, free programming to beat the winter blues."

The 11:30 a.m. classes take place March 11, 18 and 25. Instructor Janet O'Brien has practiced iyengar yoga for 14 years and instructed for eight. (Iyengar yoga places emphasis on precision and alignment.)

O'Brien encourages participants to wear comfortable clothes, bring a mat and not eat for three hours before class.

Morgan said O'Brien had approached her about bringing the classes to the library, and the library has gotten some requests recently for more daytime programs for adults, in particular moms and seniors.

"I am always looking for new program ideas, so I thought, 'why not?'" she said.

Looking for another fitness opportunity at the library? Check out the "Mature Muscles" exercise class at 1 p.m. March 20. All ages are welcome, but it's designed for seniors, beginners or intermediate exercisers. The class is taught by Lisa J. Kelleman-McClain, CPT, of Build A Body Personal Training, LLC.

Jean L February 25, 2013 at 06:07 PM
Do I need to sign up to attend the Yoga classes or just show up?
Morgan Day (Editor) February 25, 2013 at 09:33 PM
No need to register, Jean. Just show up :)
Jean L February 26, 2013 at 12:29 PM
Thanks.

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