After a couple months of hiatus, Heritage’s yoga club, named “OmZone” is meeting once again every Thursday in the wrestling room.
Sponsored by Ms. Melissa Hall, who has been practicing yoga for thirteen years, OmZone gives students a chance to unwind every week through the ancient practice of yoga.
“Students can expect to find a supportive environment, an opportunity to learn about their bodies, sense of peace and quiet,” says Hall.
Students and teachers come to OmZone to find just these things. Jack Strauss ‘16 practices yoga every day and describes it as therapeutic.
“It’s relaxing, fun, and it releases a lot of my stress,” says Strauss.
OmZone is welcoming to all students and teachers, even if they can’t touch their toes. Despite the spiritual connotations with yoga, students of all religious backgrounds are welcome to participate.
“Yoga can be spiritual if that’s what a student’s looking for, but it doesn’t have to be,” says Hall. “Yoga is equally important to a spiritual or a non-spiritual person because it’s about the relationship with oneself.”
Ms. Kelli Glorso also attends the club not as a sponsor, but simply for the benefits yoga brings to her.
“Yoga can be an amazing practice for human health and mind-body connection,” says Glorso. “It’s also really great to be able to practice with others.”
Yoga club is non-commitment and there is no need to change clothing before the club, although some say it’s helpful to bring a mat. OmZone is open to all students and teachers.by