Stretching the limits

Do the pretzel-like twists of yoga intimidate you? Not everyone has the same ability to play contortionist, but everyone can benefit from an exercise in mindfulness. 

Yoga Chair is a short and gentle mid-day class offered by Zen in the District. Every Thursday from 12:15-12:45, the yoga studio opens its doors to yogis looking for a relaxed and easy break. Use a chair as a prop for stretching, standing and slow movements. Call, email or see online for more information, class times and prices. Zen in the District, 1700 Canton Ave., 200, above Wittenberg Bail Bonds on the second floor. 419-244-4936, zeninthedistrict.com 

The Holy Yoga series, presented by the Lial Renewal Center, combines the mind, body and spirit in meditational exercise with a focus on Christian Scriptures. Participants of this Christian yoga will practice prayer with contemporary Christian music. The class will help yoga beginners worship the Father, Son and Holy Spirit by using relaxation and breathing techniques, strength, flexibility, balance and circulation. Please register by January 2, 2015. $75/series, or $14 per session. 2-3pm on Tuesdays, January 6 through February 10. 419-304-8530. lialrenewalcenter.org

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