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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Jan. 7, 2013

Hatha yoga class offered to Northwest students, employees

Northwest Missouri State University students and employees are again invited to participate in a free yoga class offered each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon throughout the spring trimester.

The Hatha Yoga Basics sessions meet from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Martindale Hall dance studio, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 15. The sessions are led by Northwest counselor and registered yoga instructor Rhonda Lesley, and they are presented by Northwest Personal Development and Counseling and Wellness Services.

No prior yoga experience is required and there is no need to register. Participants should dress comfortably in exercise clothing. Yoga mats are provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own mat.

Hatha yoga is a gentle, easily mastered practice for relaxation, balance, strength and flexibility. New studies suggest yoga provides great benefits for the immune system, emotional stability, stress management and physical symptoms, such as high blood pressure, muscle and joint stiffness, insomnia, low back pain and more. Participants report a sense of heightened mental and physical wellness and relaxation after experiencing just one session of hatha yoga. 

For more information about hatha yoga at Northwest, contact Rhonda Lesley at or 660.562.1348.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468