Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Yoga, Anyone?

Time for yoga. There's quite a variety of classes available in Wellfleet. I tried to compile a partial list and would love to hear from readers if I left your favorite yoga sessions out. From Facebook, I learned yesterday that student teacher McNeely Meyers is leading a free yoga class at Quiet Mind Studio tomorrow, Wednesday at 9 a.m. (After the yoga class, pause and admire the view of Uncle Tim's Bridge, above.)

Here are other local yoga options:

Sunrise Yoga: Reserve an early-morning spot in summer with either Petra Ledkovsky or Rolf Pechukas (GLOW Yoga in Eastham) at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, an ideal spot for finding peace. Tuesday and Thursday, 7 to 8 a.m., July 10-Aug. 30.

Eric Clark leads kripalu-based yoga and works at Green Sun Wellness, which organized summer sessions at LeCount Hollow Beach in 2011.

Also kripalu-style, moderate to moderate-plus classes are led by Christine Frisco on Tuesdays, from 5:45-7:15 p.m. Private sessions are also available.

Wendy Putterman teaches Svaroopa®/Thai yoga on Wednesday and Thursday mornings and Thursday evenings in her studio in South Wellfleet, "Cape Cod Yoga."

The Town of Wellfleet sponsors yoga on Mayo Beach, Thursdays at 6 pm, with instructor Joan Roebuck. July and August.

The library opens the meeting room to yoga practitioners on Tuesday and Friday mornings, yearlong. Jaya Karlson hosts at 9 on Tuesday, Maura Ghedini on Friday at 8:30.

Finally, we have Quiet Mind Studio. Zack Dixon took up yoga seriously in 2000. He chose Iyengar and trained with Patricia Walden in Boston. Zack taught yoga for six years in Wellfleet. Many of his students followed him to Quiet Mind Studio, which opened in 2007. Around ten people attend a typical session in the off-peak months. Forty have been known to sign up for a single class in summer, but the usual number is twenty. Zack says that striving for continuity is a challenge with yoga practitioners of different levels coming and going. Quiet Mind now also offers teacher training, a 200-hour certification course. Wonder if that's where McNeely got her degree?