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Sunrise Yoga class planned

POTEAU – A sunrise yoga class with Kelly Falkner will be held Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Center Outdoor Theater.

Falkner asked everybody to join in for a fun and lighthearted yoga flow. This free outdoor community event is open to all ages and experience levels. Beginners are welcome. Come out and incorporate some movement, stretching, breathing and self-care into your weekend. Bring your mat, blanket, or towel and take 45 minutes to get energized and revitalized.

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Falkner began practicing yoga online at the suggestion of a friend, fell in love with it, and has maintained a dedicated home practice for years. In January of 2020, she decided to pursue a 200-hour RYT certification at Trailside Yoga and Beyond in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and came away from the experience with an enthusiastic determination to share “the big yoga” with others.

She has been a teacher since 2002, first as an English teacher in the Heavener Public School system, and now as an EAST facilitator at Kiamichi Tech in Poteau.

Her philosophy of teaching has always been focused on student growth, empowerment, and self-reflection. Her goals in the classroom have been to inspire positive change and to create a space where students feel supported and respected. Her approach remains the same in her work as a yoga instructor.

“Yoga has changed my life in such a positive way, and I want to share that experience,” she said. “My intention is to teach and practice with mindfulness, humor and empathy, while creating an accessible, judgment-free space for exploration.”

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