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Free classes: Enjoy the benefits of outdoor yoga

You’re invited to try out free yoga classes in council’s parks and conservation estates as part of Outdoor Yoga Week, which runs from 14 – 19 September.

The week of classes will be held at sunrise and sunset at some of Ipswich’s favourite outdoor spots, such as White Rock and Kholo Gardens.

Yoga instructor Silvia Diniz, who has led classes for council’s Active at Home program, said yoga has wide-reaching benefits.

“Practicing overtime, it increases mobility, strength and circulation, and it will also give you more awareness of your body and how it is moving,” Ms Diniz said.

“The benefits of yoga go far beyond physical fitness, and when we practise outdoors it’s amazing in a sensory way.

“We can feel the elements, step on the grass, hear the birds, and that helps us build a better connection with nature, especially for those of us who spend most of our days indoors.”

Community, Culture, Arts and Sport Committee Chair, Councillor Andrew Fechner, encouraged residents try out a free class during Outdoor Yoga Week.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to visit some of Ipswich’s iconic locations while also doing something positive for your body and mind,” Cr Fechner said.

“This initiative builds on council’s commitment to supporting an active and vibrant community and encouraging people to stay physically and mentally healthy.”

The program includes:

Monday 14 September            Twilight Yoga at Joseph Brady Park

Tuesday 15 September            Evening yoga at Queens Park

Wednesday 16 September     Sunset Yoga at White Rock

Thursday 17 September          Sunrise Yoga at Kholo Gardens

Friday 18 September                 Mums and Bubs Yoga at Colleges Crossing

Saturday 19 September           Yoga at Spring Lake Park, Springfield

Classes will operate under a COVID-Safe plan, with bookings required.

Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.

Spaces are limited, so sign up to book your place here.

Silvia Diniz, seen here leading a live-streamed yoga class as part of the Active at Home program, says the benefits of yoga are increased when surrounded by nature.

Read more:

>>> Stay fit with free Active at Home workouts

>>> Ipswich community encouraged to get active at home


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