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1/6/2006

EAC offering Hatha Yoga course this spring

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By Lori Dugan

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College will offer two sections of Hatha Yoga this Spring. The daytime courses, HPE101AY, section #1966; and HPE102AY, section #1967, will meet on Tuesdays from 9-10:40 a.m. in the Gherald L. Hoopes Jr. Activities Center-T.V. Room, beginning January 17.

The third section of Hatha Yoga, section #0516 and #0517 will be offered on Tuesday evenings 6–7:40 p.m. in South Campus classroom #1A, and is also a beginner’s course.

The instructor for the course, Linda Bolles, completed her yoga training in 2000. She has recently returned to the Gila Valley from Elko, Nevada where she taught yoga at Great Basin College and in her own studio, Great Basin Yoga, also in Elko.

Bolles has continued her study of yoga with numerous workshops, teacher trainings, national conferences, and Advanced Yoga Studies Intensives in Massachusetts, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, and Canada. In July of 2004, she was invited to serve on the teaching staff of Donna Farhi’s International Teacher Training in Vancouver, Canada.

According to Bolles, “Yoga is a proven safe and effective holistic practice of health and self discovery. It offers a way to bring balance to all systems of the body. Yoga can bring us closer to feeling a deep peacefulness within ourselves, and an inner equanimity that can help us meet the challenges of life in a compassionate way. Yoga is not about getting your nose to your knees or turning yourself into a pretzel or looking like the picture in a yoga book. It is about bringing your attention, intention, and awareness back home to your own body.”

Bolles also says that regular yoga practice:

• Improves flexibility of muscles and joints

• Reduces stress

• Enhances physical strength and stamina

• Increases heart and lung function

• Promotes healthy posture

• Increases physical coordination and balance

• Nurtures your well-being and renews vitality

To register for this or any other EAC class, visit Gila Hank Online at www.eac.edu; call the Records and Registration Office at 428-8270; or come by in person to 615 N. Stadium Avenue in Thatcher during regular business hours. 30