Thanksgiving Yoga

Thanksgiving Day Yoga will be held in the Tullahoma Art Center on Thanksgiving at 9:45 a.m. This is a peaceful way to begin the hectic holiday. Surrounded by art, the yoga class allows participants a calming hour to reflect on things to be grateful for.

Everyone knows that the holidays can be stressful. Family members are a joy to have around the dinner table, but sometimes they can also be a little overwhelming. Take an hour to yourself before the turkey hits the oven to relax your body and your mind at Thanksgiving Day Yoga, presented by the Tullahoma Art Center.

Every Body’s Yoga and the Tullahoma Arts Center are presenting an hour of peaceful yoga while sharing gratefulness.

“I think this is a fantastic opportunity for individuals to take some quiet time for self-care and to really think about what they have to be grateful for before diving into the chaos and stress of the holiday season,” said Art Center Director Tina Shang.

Tami Sterchak, the founder of Every Body’s Yoga, has been teaching yoga for more than 20 years. Sterchak believes that through the practice of yoga, an individual can experience body, mind and emotional awareness which can foster a more responsible and loving community.

Sterchak has trained in various areas of yoga, including children’s yoga and mindfulness. By teaching practical skills for responding to life, rather than reacting to emotions, Sterchak believes yoga can allow people to be happier, healthier and wealthier in all areas of life.

“I like to teach class in beautiful, peaceful surroundings,” said Sterchak. “That’s part of the reason I like teaching at the Tullahoma Art Center.”

While Sterchak has trained intensively in yoga, she identifies her greatest teachers as her seven children through whom she has learned to stay disciplined and focused through strength, love and passion. Sterchak’s children taught her to be proactive while also balancing family, friends and a career.

Sterchak’s mission is to bring yoga and mindfulness to everybody in Southern Middle Tennessee. With the cost of Thanksgiving Yoga, a portion of proceeds goes to bringing yoga and mindfulness to kids in Coffee County.

In addition to Thanksgiving Day Yoga, Every Body’s Yoga and Tullahoma Art Center will begin to have weekly yoga sessions on Thursdays starting Nov. 29. The purpose of these classes will be to experience an hour of gentle, peaceful yoga to end the week and get started towards a relaxing weekend. The classes will be from 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Anyone wanting to participate in Thanksgiving Yoga should arrive at Tullahoma Art Center, 401 S. Jackson St., at 9:45 a.m. Class will begin promptly at 10 a.m., as doors will lock at 9:55. Participants can register for the class through www.tullahomaart.org/classes/adult-classes/, or by phone or text to 931-205-7152 by 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 22. The cost is $10, and participants should bring their own yoga mat.

To those who are looking to participate in Good Evening Yoga, classes will begin on Thursday, Nov. 29 starting at 5:30 p.m. Participants can register for the class through www.tullahomaart.org/classes/adult-classes/, or by phone or text to 931-205-7152 by 5:15 p.m. on the date of the class. The cost is $10, and participants should bring their own yoga mat.

For more information on events and activities at the Tullahoma arts center, visit the website at www.tullahomaart.org, Follow Tullahoma Art Center on Facebook, or call 931-455-1234.

Faith Few can be reached by email at ffew@tullahomanews.com.