Yoga classes resume at PCPL

Published 10:49 am Monday, January 2, 2012

Public libraries now stretch mind and body
January is the perfect time to kick-off a new exercise program. Join the cheerful group of yoga enthusiasts on Thursdays at noon at the Polk County Public Library’s (PCPL) community room (Columbus).
Due to a successful “trial run” in November and the first two weeks of December, the weekly yoga classes are back with a start date of Jan. 5. Classes are free for Polk County Public Library card-holders.
The goal is to offer Polk County residents an opportunity to participate in a relaxing, mid-day break.  Classes will start at noon – but casual walk-ins will be welcome until 12:10 p.m. and can join the class in progress. Participants must bring their own yoga mat (a water bottle is also suggested).
A group of faithful participants have advocated for the yoga program’s continuation with emails in support of this free program. Tracey Daniels, PCPL’s community relations specialist said, “At this point, we have funding to get us through February.  We have hopes that the program will be able to continue through the rest of the spring… possibly the rest of the year. The class is appropriate for beginners and also those with experience in more advanced postures. The support from the attendees has been astounding.”
If the yoga classes remain well-attended, other fitness programs are likely.
For more information about the Polk County Public Library’s programs and resources, visit our library or our website at,
– article submitted by Tracey Daniels

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