Maculan Chiropractic holds yoga classes

Maculan Chiropractic celebrates Correct Posture Month this May by hosting a variety of classes by area yoga teachers. “Exercising and stretching regularly are the way to regain or maintain a vital lifestyle,” Dr. Maculan said. “Helping people in the community learn a few techniques that teach people how to stay aligned and maintain their health is a primary role of chiropractors.”

The public is welcome to sample any one or all of these free classes and find the approach that works for them. Three featured instructors share their expertise in different yoga modalities.

Classes are at Maculan Chiropractic Clinic, 403 S. Mulford Rd., Rockford. The classes are scheduled at the following days and times:

Wednesday, May 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m. with a special class Wednesday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, May 18 and 25 at 2 p.m.

Saturday, May 19 and 26 at 9:30 a.m.

Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely.

Space is limited, so call Darlene at Maculan Chiropractic Clinic today for more information or to reserve your space: (815) 965-3212.

Instructors include the following:

Audrey Doll, a certified Hatha yoga instructor, demonstrates the posture basics that help achieve and maintain youthfulness through balance, flexibility and strengthening exercises. She inspires everyone, but especially middle-aged and older people to “Be the best you can be.” All ages are welcome.

Jenny Williford, a self-described perpetual student, is an Iyengar yoga teacher. Iyengar yoga focuses on detailed alignment of each pose and holds each pose longer, allowing the student to come to “know” their body from inside out. The use of props permits everyone, regardless of fitness level or lack of flexibility, to participate without the fear of injury. Williford believes in yoga’s power to heal and is enthusiastic about sharing it with others.

Kenneth Todd has studied Tai Chi for 15 years under students of the Grand Master Chen Xiawang and Chen Man-Ching. Tai Chi is a gentle, yet vigorous martial art form. It strengthens the core muscles and legs, and is an excellent exercise for adults of any age.

May 16 and 30, patients will receive a free adjustment as well as free yoga classes throughout the month.

from the May 2-8, 2007, issue

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