Yoga classes to benefit Trekkers

Nov 15, 2013
Courtesy of: Rachel Nixon Trekkers students and mentors practice yoga during Fitness Treks expedition.

Rockland — During Thanksgiving week, local yoga instructor Rachel Nixon and Trekkers are teaming up to celebrate community wellness and the spirit of giving back.

Nixon will donate all profits from three yoga classes to the Thomaston-based nonprofit Trekkers. The classes are open to the public by donation, and no previous yoga experience is required.

The class schedule is as follows: Monday, Nov. 25, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 30, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The studio is located on the first floor at 385 Main St. in Rockland (Thorndike Building).

Space is limited to 16 students per class, and registration will take place 15 minutes before each class start time. Please bring a yoga mat (if you have one) and water. Students of all levels and abilities are invited, from beginners to advanced students.

Rachel Nixon, a certified Kripalu and Kundalini Instructor, has been teaching yoga and meditation in Rockland for six years. She works with students of all ages and participated as a mentor instructor for Fitness Treks, a program for high school girls in Trekkers, in 2012 and 2013. Profits from the Thanksgiving week yoga classes will go directly toward future Fitness Treks, the next of which is a boys program in the winter of 2014.

For more information about the Thanksgiving week classes, email rachelanixon@gmail.com or call 594-1694.

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