FARMINGTON, Conn., March 11, 2021 – Yoga In Our City, presented by ConnectiCare, today announced the launch of free, virtual yoga classes for residents of all ages, backgrounds, and skill-levels to stay in shape and achieve peace of mind.
Yoga In Our City typically offers free, outdoor yoga classes at parks in Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, and Waterbury during the summer months. Due to its success and the current increased demand for programs that provide physical and mental health benefits, Yoga In Our City expanded to offer virtual classes from February through May 2021, when the outdoor program will resume for the season.
“We encourage our members to practice self-care by making time for their physical and mental health. By sponsoring the virtual winter session of Yoga In Our City we are continuing to bring the many health benefits of yoga to all Connecticut residents free of charge,” said Kimberly Kann, Senior Director, Public Relations and Corporate Communications at ConnectiCare. “Taught by independent local instructors, the virtual classes are pre-recorded at ConnectiCare’s Manchester and Shelton centers and archived on the Yoga In Our City website for participants to access from the comfort of their own homes.
New sessions will be released three to five times per week. Class topics for March include:
Week of March 8
- In Your Home: how to choose a place for your in-home yoga practice.
- In Your Life: an overview of the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of yoga.
- In Your Mind: explore the more subtle yoga practices, such as breathing and meditation.
Week of March 15
- Breathing: discover the calming effects that yogic breathing has on the mind.
- Meditation: a guided meditation led by Yoga In Our City instructors.
- Poses: learn several yoga poses and the positive effects on the body and mind.
Visit yogainourcity.com or follow Yoga In Our City on Facebook and Instagram for program information and updates, as well as access to the class schedule. All of the classes are free and open to the public, and registration is not required. Consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program.
ConnectiCare is a leading health plan in the state of Connecticut. ConnectiCare has been dedicated to making Connecticut a healthier place to live and work since the company was founded in 1981. ConnectiCare has a full range of products and services for businesses, municipalities, individuals and those who are Medicare-eligible and leads the individual market in the state. ConnectiCare subsidiary, WellSpark Health, is a national wellbeing, disease prevention and management company. ConnectiCare is part of the EmblemHealth family of companies. For more information, visit connecticare.com.