Viniyoga classes begin Sept. 20 and 21 in Red Wing

September 07, 2016

RED WING, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing will be offering viniyoga classes starting Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Michele Hoffman, a certified yoga therapist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, will teach the introductory class.

The six week sessions cost $50 per person or $43 for individuals age 65 and over.

The class will be health-focused and accessible to people of all ages and abilities, including beginners.

The class is small, and individuals will learn how to adapt the practices to make them comfortable and effective for their health condition. The class format includes a check-in, movement and breathing practices, and a guided relaxation practice. Participants will learn tools to release tension, increase flexibility and core strength, improve posture and balance, and relax the mind and body.

“The practice of viniyoga not only increases health, but improves well-being,” comments Hoffman. “Set a positive intention by taking time to do something for your mind and body.”

The class will take place in the cafeteria at the Professional Community Center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, 1407 W. Fourth St.

To register or learn more about wellness classes offered at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, visit  Red Wing's Classes & Events page, or call Hoffman at 651-385-3338.

Although yoga generally is safe in the presence of an experienced yoga teacher, there can be contraindications for certain health conditions. Be sure to let the teacher know if you have any specific health conditions or consult with your health care provider first.

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