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New Yoga Program for Teens with Disabilities

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces a new Yoga program for teens living with disabilities. The program will take place weekly until mid-November at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside.

“The yoga classes for teens provide a variety of physical benefits, including deep relaxation,” said Freeholder Vice Chairman Deborah Scanlon, liaison to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. “We’re happy to add this program to the many fine classes and activities that the County of Union offers for people with disabilities.”

Teenagers ages 13-18 have the opportunity to learn yoga techniques that include body strengthening, flexibility and relaxation. Breath work will be taught as a tool to help calm the nervous system and clear the mind. These sessions will be held on Thursdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4 and 11, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The registration fee for these classes is $12. Yoga mats will be provided. Participants are asked not to eat for two hours before the program.

Pre-registration is required for the yoga classes. Register either at Trailside Nature and Science Center, 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, every day from noon to 5 p.m.; or at the Union County Administration Building, Department of Parks and Community Renewal, 2nd floor, Elizabethtown Plaza at Rahway Avenue in Elizabeth, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. For more information about Union County-sponsored programs for people with disabilities, please call Margaret Heisey at 908-527-4806.