University Park, IL – Are you looking for a twist on your fitness routine? How about doing downward dog among sculptural giants outside in the prairie? The renowned Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park on the campus of Governors State University (GSU) is the perfect place to roll out your yoga mat and connect with the beauty of art and nature. Find your inner yogi in a new four-week class, Yoga in the Park, on Saturday mornings from June 10 to July 1 at 10 a.m.
Instructor Jennifer Kloos invites all ages and abilities to join her for four weekly morning sessions of yoga. Each week, she’ll target a new way to refresh your fitness routine.
June 10 ALIGNMENT
June 17 SCULPTING
June 24 BALANCE
July 1 RESTORATION
Jennifer leads students safely through the yoga poses, providing modifications as needed, while challenging physical limits. Jennifer earned her certification for instruction through the Chicago School of Yoga.
The four-class series is $50. The drop-in class fee is $15 per class. To sign up, email Gina Ragland at gragland-[email protected] or call 708.235.7559.
The benefits of practicing yoga are known worldwide. You can expect to see decreased anxiety, increased blood flow, lower blood pressure, and a general toning effect on the whole body. Plus, by taking the class outside, the benefits are amplified.
“When we are in nature, we can feel the past and the future converging into the present, and we can’t ignore it. We become transfixed by the beauty of the moment, returning to a state of presence that compels us to linger, to slow down, to gather all the dispersed parts of us that have strayed, and go home,” says Maristela Zell, Mindfulness Professor at GSU. For information on other Mindfulness activities at GSU, contact Maristela at [email protected].
About The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park at Governors State University presents significant large-scale public art, inspiring visitors to experience Art and Nature in new and unexpected ways. The park is supported by volunteers and donors who believe in its mission and its primary goals of education, acquisition and conservation.