• Bob Vlach, Woodford Sun Staff

Yoga programs coming to library

Residents of the community who are interested in learning about yoga and its health benefits are being invited to attend three upcoming programs at the Woodford County Library. A Local Yoga Showcase this Saturday will give participants an opportunity to sample lessons from local yoga teachers during eight 20-minute sessions from 10 a.m. to noon. Adult services librarian Emily Saderholm, who has been teaching free basic-level yoga classes at the Woodford County Library for six years, said she wants to bring awareness to the different yoga offerings in the community. "I know the benefits (yoga's) brought to my life and the benefits it's brought to my students' lives," said Soderholm, who has practiced yoga for about 30 years and has been a certified teacher for 15 years. "A lot of people have questions about (yoga)," she added, "and I thought this would be a good platform to increase awareness, and just answer questions." The Health Benefits of Yoga on Tuesday, June 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. will give participants an opportunity to explore the origins of yoga and what the science says about its health benefits. Dr. John Patterson, a certified yoga teacher at Mind Body Studio, will discuss the research-based health benefits of yoga. "...There will be a small demonstration so people should attend expecting to do some very simple yoga exercises, but no yoga experience is necessary," said Saderholm. Patterson will return to the Woodford County Library for a "Mindfulness Meditation" program on Tuesday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. Call the library at 873-5191 to sign up for any or all of the upcoming programs on yoga and its health benefits.

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