The Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society will sponsor “Sunset Yoga on the Plaza” on Tuesday, June 21, at 8 p.m., on the courtyard of the Historic Henry County Courthouse.
Led by Sheila Hubbard, founder of Just Breathe Yoga & Bodywork, the event will celebrate International Yoga Day and the Summer Solstice.
Yogis of all levels are welcome to this free event.
If you have a yoga mat and blocks, please bring them; if not, loaners will be available. Participants will enjoy bottled water and snacks.
“This event is the perfect opportunity for first timers and beginners. Take advantage of this free event in a relaxed, nonjudgmental environment with an experienced instructor and supportive co-yogis. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, yoga improves strength, balance, and flexibility; helps with back pain relief; can ease arthritis symptoms; benefits heart health; relaxes you to help you sleep better; can mean more energy and brighter moods; helps to manage stress; and promotes better self-care,” John Phillips, Historical Society President, said.
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 also is 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.
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. For more information, visit https://fb.me/e/12RUY96xo.