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Yoga In Wintertime

As the days get darker and colder, and we move through the holidays into the new year, it can be extra beneficial to care for our inner and outer selves. It’s often tempting to hibernate in the wintertime like a bear, only moving around or going outside when strictly necessary. While this feels wonderful in the moment (who doesn’t love curling up under a cozy blanket on an icy December afternoon?), balancing out with a little movement can help chase off winter blues and wake up sluggish joints and muscles. And also, attending a yoga class or an event at the studio can provide a wonderful sense of calm and community, which can be so important during this intense time of year. 

On those days when the sun seems to disappear as soon as it’s arrived, an evening yoga class can be especially nice, making everything seem a little brighter and warmer. Keene Yoga Center has some beautiful evening class offerings, including: 

Soulful Flow on Mondays from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, Gentle Yoga on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Mindful Yoga on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, Gentle Hot Yoga on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, and a $5 Community Vinyasa Flow on Fridays from 5:30 to 6:45. Check out the schedule on the KYC website or app for more! And if you can’t get to the studio, membership at Keene Yoga Center includes access to Online Yoga Courses, which you can add to your practice at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home.

Besides classes, Keene Yoga Center hosts a variety of Events and Workshops, which are always a fantastic way to mix up your routine, try something different, and connect with a yoga community. Some options for this winter include:

  • Solstice Dance on December 21st from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Reiki & Restorative Yoga on December 27th from 5:30 to 7:00pm
  • Kirtan with Shubal on January 5th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • Essential Oils 101 (every Thursday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, beginning on January 10th) 

With all of these unique and beautiful events to choose from, you’ll be sure to find one that can help you enrich your winter with yoga!

Written by Grace Martin

Grace Martin is a library assistant and aspiring writer who loves food, fiber arts, and reading any book she can get her hands on. She was drawn to yoga in early 2017, and enjoys incorporating aspects of meditation and ritual into her practice. She has lived in Keene for the past two years.

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