This summer, the gardens of Acorn Hall at the Morris County Historical Society is the lush backdrop for Namaste In Nature, where the ancient art of meditation coupled with physical disciplines will be open to all yogis and newcomers for the four Fridays in July and August.
Kathleen Margiotta, a 20-year Hatha yoga instructor and MCHS vice president, will lead the class beginning at 9:30 a.m. for 60 minutes of flexibility, balance, strength, and calming. No experience needed; just bring a mat, block, water, towel, and a friend to share this unique experience.
Drop-in classes are $10 each; a package of all four Fridays in July (10, 17, 24, 31) and all Fridays in August (7, 14, 21, 28) can be purchased for $35/month; and the entire summer of classes can be purchased for $60. All proceeds will benefit the restoration of Acorn Hall’s historic gardens and grounds. Due to limited space advanced registration and payment is suggested. To make reservations, email MCHS Acorn Hall @ gmail. com or call (973) 267-3465.
Acorn Hall is located at 68 Lafayette Ave., Morristown. While Acorn Hall’s availability for tours will be limited this summer, the landscaped gardens are open every day dawn to dusk. For more information, visit MorrisCountyHistory.org.
The twelve Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) yoga postures can be a very good cardiovascular workout when done a fast pace. On the other hand, it can be very relaxing and reflective when the postures are executed at a slower pace. Either way, nonetheless, it is enjoyable to perform: your body will surely stretch and become more flexible with regular practice.