Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Monday, June 19, 2017
Roy L. Williams            
Director of Public Relations        
Birmingham Public Library             
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067            
BPL hosting free yoga classes for adults and teens as part of Summer Reading

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- Former librarian Marie Blair is showing patrons at the Birmingham Public Library this summer how yoga can relieve stress and calm the mind. 

Blair, a recently retired school librarian, is teaching several free classes called "Build a Better You with Gentle Yoga" as part of BPL's 2017 Adult Summer Reading programs. Blair's  classes include Tai Chi, gentle yoga postures, poetry and humor in her classes. Blair invites both newcomers and patrons experienced in yoga to participate in her workshops and get their body in shape by developing strength, flexibility and balance inch by inch. 

Here are some of Blair's upcoming yoga workshops:
Friday, June 23, 10 a.m. at Smithfield Library
Friday, June 30, 10 a.m., "Yoga for Seniors" at Springville Road Regional Library
Thursday, July 6, 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Southside Library
Friday, July 7, 10 a.m. at Ensley Library
Monday, July 10, 10 a.m. at Woodlawn Library
Friday, July 21, 10 a.m. at Powderly Library

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