Do Yoga in Bolton Hill

IMG_0963Wouldn’t it be great to be able to take a yoga class in Bolton Hill?

Ask, and ye shall receive! Beginning next month, Memorial Episcopal (1407 Bolton Street) will begin hosting a Baptise-style Power Yoga class most Wednesday evenings at 7 pm on the second floor of the Parish Hall (entrance on Lafayette Street). Classes begin Wednesday, August 3.

Classes will last one hour and be led by our neighbor Virginia Knowlton Marcus. A donation of $10-20 is suggested, but there is no financial barrier to participation. The majority of funds collected will go toward needed painting at Memorial Episcopal.

Also known as Vinyasa Flow, Power Yoga is a physically active style of yoga connecting breath and movement to align body, consciousness and spirit. Some prior yoga experience or good physical condition is recommended for this yoga practice.

Virginia recently competed her 200 Hour certification and is nearing completion of her 300 Hour program. She has been teaching yoga since January 2016 at the Y in Waverly and at Sid Yoga, where she is earning her yoga certifications.

“I initially came to yoga as an injured athlete, and discovered that it helped me become more healthy in every way, beyond the physical,” said Virginia. “I love supporting others in their yoga practice and am excited to be bringing this to Bolton Hill. Yoga comes from a Sanskrit word meaning ’to unite’ and this is such a wonderful opportunity to practice together as a community.”

“We are very excited to collaborate in bringing yoga to the Bolton Hill community,” said Monty Howard, junior warden at Memorial Episcopal. “We have the perfect space to offer a yoga class. If the yogis raise enough funds for us to be able to paint our rectory doors, that will be a bonus.”

Any occasional class cancellations will be noted in advance on the Mt. Royal Improvement Association Facebook page. For more information, email