Yoga classes at the Pearl
June 18, 2012
Knowing the huge gap which will be left as
Sharon Allured, our current primary yoga
teacher, leaves our community, the Pearl
Theater, 7160 Ash Street, Bonners Feerry, will
offer yoga classes taught by Victoria Blake
Thompson each Tuesday and Thursday through July,
beginning June 19.
Vicki has practiced yoga herself for many years,
ever since she moved to Bonners Ferry in 1992.
After a dance career spanning over 15 years, she
was seeking a form of physical exercise which
could retain her flexibility and strength. Yoga,
as she discovered, offers much more than
strength and flexibility ... there is an
evolving inner peacefulness and the ability to
focus the mind which are equally beneficial.
"I know I can never replace Sharon, she is
amazing," Vicki said, "but I will do my best to
offer our community inspiring and well
structured yoga classes."
Yoga is a fantastic healthful physical workout
and a mental discipline for people of all ages,
genders, shapes, and religious perspectives.
Each position is modified to suit the individual
body. There is no competition here, only the
motivation toward individual growth, a healthier
body, and a more focused mind.
Yoga Basics ... a class for those who are
beginning their yoga experience and for those
who like to move gently and slowly from position
to position, will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Flow Yoga ... a class for those with yoga
experience who like moving from one position to
the other in a sequence, will be held from 6:45
to 8 p.m.
This is a more vigorous workout which requires
that the student have experience with basic yoga
positions. In this form of yoga, positions flow
from one to the other in a logical, gentle
sequences and are repeated. Each position is
maintained a shorter period of time but done
several times in the flow sequence.
More advanced yoga positions are also taught and
included. These breath-driven sequences become a
super slow motion dance, freeing and
strengthening the body while focusing and
settling the mind.
Fee is $50 for 10 classes if purchased at one
time, or $7 for individual classes.
Summer session Yoga begins Tuesday, June 19, and
concludes Thursday, July 26. The 10 class punch
cards can be carried over to the fall session,
which will begin the end of August.