FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2012
Contact: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908- 527-4746

Trailside Offers Gentle Yoga Classes for Adults
in the Spring on Tuesday Evenings Starting April 3


MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The popular gentle yoga series is returning to Trailside Nature and Science Center on Tuesday evenings as part of the center’s adult programs. Sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Community Renewal, the yoga series for adults 18 years and older will begin on April 3 and continue each Tuesday evening through June 5.

“This yoga class, held in the beautiful and tranquil setting of the Trailside Visitor Center, is a great opportunity for busy adults to realize the benefits of mind and body relaxation and learn methods for reducing the stresses of daily life,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander  Mirabella.

Each gentle yoga session runs from 7:15 – 8:30 p.m. and the fee for Union County residents is $15 per class and $20 for out-of-county participants. Pre-registration is preferred as space is limited; however, walk-ins are welcome as space permits. Participants can register for individual sessions or the complete ten-week series.

The series is an opportunity to learn and experience Raja yoga techniques for integrating body and mind. Claire M. Bay, a yoga instructor certified by the Chopra Center in New York City, is returning to Trailside to teach and guide the participants in this new pathway of meditation.

Yoga techniques can awaken poise and centered awareness in the midst of everyday life. Participants also learn how to use nature’s healing powers to relieve stress and its symptoms. Soothing music will enhance the overall experience. Doors open 15 minutes prior to each yoga class and participants are asked to bring a yoga mat or pillow.

For additional information about this yoga series or other upcoming adult programs and special events at Trailside, please call 908-789-3670 or visit www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature & Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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