Join instructors at PATH Recreation & Fitness Center and Powell Wellness Center in December and January for these yoga classes that are free and open to the public. Yoga supports strength, balance, and flexibility and can also help with stress relief and equanimity during this busy season!

Saturday, December 10, 3:00 – 4:30 pm: Yoga Nidra with Rebecca Elsen

If you have never experienced yoga nidra guided meditation, prepare to welcome deep relaxation! Yoga nidra is a systematic method of encouraging complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Through the guided practice you will progressively release tension, which in addition to relaxation may lead to higher states of concentration and meditation. You may leave the class feeling like you’ve had a restorative nap and are infused with a calm, focused energy that makes you want to clean out your sock drawer — or pursue another chore or activity that has been sidelined due to lack of energy and interest!

This class at Culpeper’s PATH Recreation & Fitness Center is open to all levels of experience. Exercise mats are available or you may bring your own. You may also wish to bring a blanket, small pillow and water bottle.

Please access the classroom from the parking lot for the Culpeper Wellness Foundation at 19002 Crossroad Parkway. For direct entry to the activity room, follow the sidewalk on the right to enter through the side door of the activity room (Nancy’s Place). No registration is required.

Tuesday, December 27, 5:30 – 6:30 pm. CommUNITY Yoga with Rebecca Elsen.

This class at PATH Recreation & Fitness Center is free and open to the public, and is for all levels of yoga experience. If you are new to yoga, this class will be a great introduction; please come experience this practice that provides many mind/body benefits. Mats and other props will be available; however, if you have your own mats and props, you are invited to bring those. Children 8 & older are welcome to participate accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please register for the class by calling 540-825-0000.

If you need child care, there is limited space in the PRFC Kids Corner for kids 12 & younger. Pre-registration is required for child care; the fee is $5. PRFC is located at 19002 Crossroad Parkway in Culpeper. For this class, please park in the recreation center’s main lot.

Sunday, January 1, 1:00 – 2:30 pm. Energy Medicine Yoga® with Annette Hyde.

Annette Hyde is a certified Energy Medicine Yoga instructor. The EMY workshops led by Annette focus on supporting your body’s energy systems and overall health through simple practices and postures that are reflective of seasonal needs. The class is for all levels of fitness and yoga experience. Read more about Energy Medicine Yoga

The workshop will be held in the PWC group fitness room and is free and open to the public.

To attend this class, please register by calling the PWC front desk at 540-445-5389. PWC is located at 1005 Golf Drive in Culpeper.