The Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society will sponsor “Sunrise Yoga on the Plaza” on Monday, June 21, from 6 to 7 a.m., on the courtyard of the Historic Henry County Courthouse.
The event will celebrate International Yoga Day and the Summer Solstice. Leaders will be Sheila Hubbard, of Just Breathe Yoga & Bodywork, and Christian Hull, of the Martinsville YMCA.
Yogis of all levels are welcome.
If you have a yoga mat and blocks, please bring them; if not, loaners will be available.
John Phillips, president of the Historical Society, said, “As a historical society, we strive to reach different audiences to share history. This event will provide an opportunity for folks who otherwise may not have visited the beautiful brick plaza of the Historic Henry County Courthouse.”
The Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center & Museum will be open special hours — 6 to 8 a.m. — that day.
The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga. Originating in India, yoga is an ancient physical, mental, and spiritual practice. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.
Hubbard has been striving to promote health and healing in the area through many modalities since 1998. She is a Board Certified Massage Therapist and holds a Virginia State License in Massage Therapy. She is also a Clinical Aromatherapist, a Karuna Reiki Master, a Bodytalk Practitioner, a Reflexologist, and a Registered Yoga Teacher.
“I believe there is a yoga class for everyone and am devoted to serving the community through healing,” she said.
Hull has taught yoga since 2019 starting with middle and high school students in the MHC After 3 program. He is certified in Ashtanga’s Eight Limbs of Yoga.
“I started yoga on my own as a physical means to take care of my body between workouts and fell in love with both the poses and philosophy,” he said.
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