Exmouth teacher partners with shire to provide free yoga classes
More than 30 Exmouth people attended a free yoga session as part of a joint initiative to provide accessible fitness opportunities to residents in a regional town.
Exmouth resident Kylie Scott, a yoga teacher who has held classes for people of all ages and backgrounds, reached out to the Shire of Exmouth for support for her idea of running a monthly free community yoga class.
The Shire of Exmouth supported the initiative by providing premises at the Town Beach Precinct and Federation Park for monthly classes.
The first class was held on November 8, with 31 people taking part.
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Ms Scott said holding the class fulfilled her intention of giving back to the community.
“What I love most about offering free outdoor yoga classes is that people who may usually shy away from joining in on a regular indoor yoga class for their first yoga class experience are less hesitant as they feel more relaxed in this open environment,” she said.
“Having people attend my classes makes me feel like I’m doing my part in completing my mission to help bring joy and ease to people’s lives, and now being able to fulfil my intention of giving back to the community that I love.”
The next class is on December 6.
Shire president Darlene Allston said the community yoga was an excellent example of how residents and the shire could all work together to create positive change.
“The shire always encourages initiatives like this because they promote healthy lifestyles and benefit everyone involved,” she said.
“If you have an idea like this that you would like to see come to life, reach out and get involved. It’s a great way to make a difference in your own community.”
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