Sunday, January 21, 2018

Health and wellbeing through yoga

David Lee February 15, 2012
YOGA IN THE PARK… Greater Shepparton City Council have launched a Yoga program to be held at Victoria Park Lake, which is at no cost to all participants. Pictured, Yoga Instructor, Jen Scandolera. Photo: Alicia Zeqir.

YOGA IN THE PARK… Greater Shepparton City Council have launched a Yoga program to be held at Victoria Park Lake, which is at no cost to all participants. Pictured, Yoga Instructor, Jen Scandolera. Photo: Alicia Zeqir.

FITNESS and flexibility are an important part of life and can now be enjoyed by residents of Shepparton as the Greater Shepparton City Council launches a new yoga program along the banks of the serene Victoria Park Lake.
Last weekend saw the program kick off to a great start as 110 people joined in the activity, which is set to run on Saturday mornings from 8am for the next three weeks. Part of council’s ‘Activities in the Park’ initiative, funded by Parks Victoria, the program aims to provide Greater Shepparton residents and visitors with the opportunity to take part in a range of activities within parks, reserves and bushland throughout the region.
Council’s Leisure Facilities Officer, David Quinn said the program will also be rolled out to small towns in Greater Shepparton and was free to all participants.
“Yoga is a fantastic way to keep fit and healthy and I encourage anyone who is interested in yoga, or anyone who has never taken a yoga class to come along and try it out,” Mr Quinn said.
Yoga Instructor, Jen Scandolera spoke with The Adviser explaining the health benefits yoga has.
“Yoga is the new wave of exercise sweeping the western world.
“It gives a holistic approach to exercise and is a calming form of fitness,” Jen said.
Take along a friend and bring your mats, blankets or cushions. For further information contact Council’s Leisure Facilities Branch on 5832 9431.