Unwind with a Yoga Session

Yoga is the ideal indoor-exercise. Requiring only a few square feet of space, yoga’s low-impact movements help support both the physical and mental wellbeing of you and your family.

What sets yoga apart from other forms of exercise is that it can be practiced by people of all different ages and fitness levels. Even with minimal experience, you’ll start feeling the benefits almost immediately, which is why a daily family yoga session is key to keeping everyone spry, stress-free, and occupied.

Keeping everyone in control of their bodies is a key element of yoga, especially when younger children are participating. For families, we recommend form a circle and start with some basic standing poses like tree pose and warrior pose.

For the tree pose, stand on one leg and make a triangle with your other by raising your knee and foot until the sole rests just below the knee of your standing leg. After you find your balance, reach your arms up above you like the branches of a tree and look ahead. Hold and return to starting position (check out the illustration to see the tree pose in action).

For the warrior pose, spread your feet a bit wider than your shoulders so that your body makes a triangle. While looking ahead, turn your left foot 90 degrees and raise both arms to the sky. Swivel your right arm forward and your left arm back, and extend and bend your left knee over your ankle, letting your hips sink gently toward the floor. Look in the direction of the bent knee and hold for five seconds (click here to see the pose).

And remember, it’s okay to lose your balance; yoga is a continuous learning process that, with practice, will lead to improved confidence, concentration, and ability.

Decatur Parks & Recreation offers various Yoga options catering to different age groups:

Slow Flow Yoga: Find tranquility every Tuesday at 10 am at Decatur Rec.

Deep Stretch Yoga: Unwind and rejuvenate every Thursday at 10 am at Decatur Rec.

New Class Alert: Introducing Yoga at Ebster Rec! 🎉
Immerse yourself in invigorating yoga sessions perfect for everyone, whether you’re a beginner or seasoned practitioner. Dive into dynamic flows, align your body, practice breathwork, and embrace meditation techniques that soothe the mind and nurture the soul.

🗓️ Yoga at Ebster Rec Details:
📅 Day: Mondays
⏰ Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
📆 Sessions: 8/28, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25

Calling All Kids: Explore Yoga & Mindful Art Camps! 🧘‍♂️🎨
Unlock playful poses, mindfulness games, and tools for self-regulation in these exciting camps. Kids will learn a variety of yoga postures, engage in mindfulness activities, and create artful crafts that carry their newfound skills home. With meditation techniques and breathwork, they’ll be equipped to navigate real-world situations.

Kids Yoga & Mindful Art Camp:
📅 Day: 11/20, 11/21
⏰ Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
👶 Age: 5-9 years
🥪 Don’t forget a healthy lunch and water bottle!

Kids Yoga & Mindful Art Camp:
📅 Days: 9/30, 10/28, 12/9
⏰ Time: 12:30-3:30 p.m.
🧒 Age: 9-13 years
🥪 Remember a healthy snack and water bottle!