“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”—John Muir

Holidays can be a fun but stressful time. Yoga is a great practice to get into to help keep you calm and relaxed as the seasonal merriment soars. Last spring, the Free Library of New Hope and Solebury received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health to provide yoga classes free of charge to our patrons. There’s something for everyone!

Adult Yoga Mondays beginning November 4 at 7pm. Six sessions. The class begins with mediation and opens the body with a few yin poses, moves into a hatha practice and then ends with yin and savasana.  It’s important to hold each pose longer in a Yin practice to stretch the connective tissues of the body.  A Hatha practice improves flexibility, balance and strength.  The class is open to all levels. Please register for all sessions.

Gentle Yoga Fridays beginning November 1 at 5:30pm. Six sessions. Gentle Yoga is designed for adults of any age, including seniors and those with minor physical ailments, who prefer a slower paced or more relaxed practice.  This program is made possible by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Please plan to attend all 6 classes. Bring a yoga mat and blanket or towel. PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO CLASS ON NOVEMBER 29. Registration is required.

Story Time Yoga Wednesdays beginning November 6 from 11-11:30am. Three sessions. Join Miss Jana for an engaging yoga class for caregivers and their children, 18 months to 5 years. Each class is based on a children’s book with the themes of the book being woven into playful yoga postures. Music, breath work, and relaxation techniques are also incorporated into the storytime experience. Registration is required.