The Gettysburg Nature Alliance, a local non-profit organization, will host a series of yoga classes at its learning barn throughout the coming weeks. Beginning February 8th and running every Thursday until March 28th, class will be held at 12:30 pm for one hour. The classes are open to the public and cost $7 per session, or $40 if you sign up for all 8 classes. The classes will be led by local instructor, Julie Albert.
The Gettysburg Nature Alliance is dedicated to the preservation, education and restoration of Gettysburg’s habitat and heritage. As part of their mission, health and well-being are a key focus. “Offering yoga classes at the learning barn opens it up to the community, and its setting near Sachs Bridge, in a pristine field surrounded by nature is perfect,” comments Stephanie Lightner, Executive Director of the Gettysburg Heritage Center which is operated by the Nature Alliance. “We often get questions about the barn, its purpose, and who the Gettysburg Nature Alliance is, this it the first of many programs to take place at the facility”.
Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling the Gettysburg Heritage Center, which is operated by the Gettysburg Nature Alliance, at 717-334-6245, or by visiting www.GettysburgMuseum.com and clicking on the events page. Classes will take place at the GNA Learning Barn located at 720 Pumping Station Rd., Gettysburg, PA.
About the instructor: Julie was first introduced to yoga in 2002. After many years of practice, she completed training in 2011 through Sol Yoga in Frederick, Maryland, where she received training to teach both gentle and vinyasa-style yoga. She is a registered yoga teacher (E-RYT 200) and a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) with Yoga Alliance. In addition, she is certified to teach Aerial Yoga and has received additional instruction in restorative yoga practices, prenatal yoga instruction, and Ayurveda. Julie believes everyone can benefit from yoga, regardless of age or physical ability. She is excited to share the many benefits of yoga (physical, emotional, and spiritual) with her students. Julie lives in southern Adams County with her husband and two sons.
The Gettysburg Nature Alliance is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Gettysburg is one of our nation’s most recognizable places. Famous for the three-day Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863 that helped change the course of the Civil War, Gettysburg also is home to an impactful and relevant natural environment. This compelling combination of heritage and habitat allows for an engaging environment like no other, demonstrating that we can’t preserve our heritage without preserving our habitat.