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Northwest Missouri State University


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Northwest will offer its third annual Hatha yoga retreat March 7. In addition to general yoga sessions, the retreat will include a series of special topics courses and mini workshops.

Northwest will offer its third annual Hatha yoga retreat March 7. In addition to general yoga sessions, the retreat will include a series of special topics courses and mini workshops.

Feb. 13, 2015

Northwest offering third annual Hatha yoga retreat

Registration is open for the third annual Hatha yoga retreat from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Northwest Missouri State University.

The retreat, which is open to Northwest students and employees as well as the public, will take place in the J.W. Jones Student Union on the Northwest campus. It will feature six registered yoga instructors, including Rhonda Lesley and Mike Mattock of Northwest Personal Development and Counseling Services.

In addition to general yoga sessions, the retreat will include a series of special topics courses and mini workshops.

No prior yoga experience is necessary. The cost to register is $39, which includes lunch; students may pay with their Bearcat card. The deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 27.

Limited quantities of yoga mats will be available for use during the day, however, participants are encouraged to bring their own mat and a pillow.

Hatha yoga is a gentle, easily mastered practice for relaxation, balance, strength and flexibility. New studies suggest yoga supports healthy immune functioning, emotional regulation, stress management, and improves physical symptoms, such as high blood pressure, muscle and joint stiffness, insomnia and low back pain. Many yoga participants report a sense of heightened mental and physical wellness and relaxation after experiencing just one session of Hatha yoga. It also helps to promote an interdependence between mind, body and spirit, and helps participants find balance in life.

Northwest also offers a yoga class, taught Lesley, for students and employees each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.

The retreat is sponsored by Northwest Personal Development and Counseling Services and Wellness Services. Learn more about the retreat sessions and instructors by visiting www.nwmissouri.edu/wellness/yoga/.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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