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Michelle Bair

Student Center to host yoga classes

Students can donate gently used clothing or non-perishable items for a relaxing evening of yoga tonight in the Kent Student Center from 7 to 8:30. The class will take place every Tuesday of this month.

Sydney Jordan, Kent Student Center Programming assistant student manager, said the charities involved are Freedom House, Maggie’s Place-Zechariah House, Kent Social Services Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen and the Skeels-Matthews Community Center in Ravenna.

“It’s basically a way to come and do something healthy while giving back to the community,” Jordan said.

Jackie Fahmy, the programmer in charge of the class, said there will be 11 mats for people to use, so students are encouraged to bring their own if they have one


“My mother was a yoga teacher, and I sub taught for her sometimes,” Fahmy, junior fashion merchandising major, said. “I did my yoga training the summer before college, and this is my first time leading a class on my own.”

She said she is always a little edgy about doing the spiritual part of yoga.

“This week I’m going to feel everyone out and do the very basic physical part to see if they want more,” Fahmy said.

She said yoga is one of the best forms of physical activity for people who don’t like to go to the gym and work out a lot. It also has long-lasting health benefits, Fahmy said.

“It’s definitely a stress reliever,” Fahmy said. “It’s not about sweat. It’s more about leaving the worries from your day behind. It’s an hour for yourself to be calm and relaxed.”

She said girls seem to get more into yoga, but guys have participated and enjoy it also.

“Girls are better with the flexibility because you have to touch your toes and such,” Fahmy said. “A lot of guys aren’t too flexible, but they are better with the balances involved. Hopefully everyone will get a good workout.”

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