As some may already know, Eckerd students have the opportunity to take free yoga classes around campus through our Campus Activities program. The classes, run by first-years Avery Palmer and Aleeza Kropf, have been growing in popularity as Fitness Center Head Tyler Petrotta continues to expand horizons for students.
Options are also available for restorative yoga at Wireman Chapel held by Doug McMahon, director of the Center for Spiritual Life on campus.
Students can choose between sunrise yoga at South Beach or Fitness Center yoga in the evenings five days a week, as well as restorative yoga every Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. Petrotta says he wants to encourage more inclusive classes for students that may not have been doing yoga previously.
“We were talking about possibly doing one of the specific classes, just acro [yoga] and having one of my instructors do that. I’ve been talking with ECOS about doing beer yoga at pitchers with professors. I don’t think we necessarily need more classes, but just maybe change up the diversity of each class, and that might get more people interested in coming out,” Petrotta said.
While restorative yoga with Doug McMahon has ended for the semester, student run classes are still available for the remainder of the year.