Yoga in the Gardens

Cecily Smith, Yogi

  • Saturday, August 5, 2017 – 9:00 am10:30 am

Join us for our summer series of yoga in the garden with Bali-trained, NC-native yogi, Cecily Smith. Explore different yogic styles and fun peak poses that maybe you didn't believe you were capable of before. We will be surrounded by Mother Nature in all her glory; vibing off the serenity of life found in this beautiful setting, and also learning from the stillness of the flowers and trees. What better place to find intimacy with ourselves, our practice and our beautiful and expansive planet than here at the Arboretum?

Arm Balances

Life is all about finding balance. In this class, we will be finding it on our arms. Arm balances are similar to inversions, as all of your weight is being supported by your arms and core, but different because you aren't fully upside down. We will move through a vinyasa flow style class and find lots of different ways to bend and stack onto our arms along the way, all the while working and toning the core.

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About Cecily Smith

Cecily is a North Carolina native yogi who trained in the ultimate yogi paradise—Bali, Indonesia. Inspired by the Hindu culture and traditions, her travels, and her background in gymnastics, dance, and cheerleading, she brings it all to the mat for you in her teaching. She is well-versed in multiple yogic styles and principles including Vinyasa, Yin, and Acro yoga and looks forward to sharing these with her students. Learn how yoga can improve mental clarity and physical health and also how to balance on your hands or fly on someone's feet! Cecily looks forward to inspiring others to embark on their personal journey to a healthy and balanced lifestyle through the practice of yoga.

Notes about Each Class

We will meet at the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center and then walk to the location for practice as a group. There are so many beautiful spaces to explore, so we will try to change it up. If you are late, no worries! You are still more than welcome to join us—there will be a sign at the Visitor Center that will have our location for that specific day!

Classes will run about 75 minutes. Please try to arrive on site at least 10 minutes before the start time to account for time needed to park and walk to the Visitor Center.

Please remember to bring a mat and/or towel and water! There are water fountains at the Visitor Center but we will be practicing deep inside the Arboretum, so it's best to bring a bottle of some sort to fill up before we relocate location. If you do not own a yoga mat, a towel or sheet can be used instead, since most of the time we will be in practicing in a grassy area.

Recommended fee: $10.00. Please pay with cash at the beginning of each class.
Advance registration is not available.
Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about these yoga classes.