Blue Bell, Pa.—Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) is offering free yoga and meditation classes this fall for veterans in Parkhouse Hall room 128 at its Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. The classes are open to all veterans in the community.
“Research shows us that mindfulness-based practices, like yoga, have many benefits for veterans. These include increasing one’s ability to focus, improving sleep and managing stress,” explained Dr. Deb Greenspan, associate professor of psychology at MCCC.
Greenspan facilitates the sessions along with Sara Erlbaum of Still Warriors. Together the two lead veterans through a combination of yoga and iRest®, a guided meditation practice designed to heal and provide coping mechanisms for stress.
This fall, classes will be held on four Mondays, Oct. 12 and 26 and Nov. 9 and 23, from 12:30-1:15 p.m., and on four Saturdays, Oct. 10 and 24 and Nov. 7 and 14, from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
No prior yoga or meditation experience is required, and yoga mats and blocks will be provided. Veterans are welcome to attend one or all classes, as their schedules allow.
For additional information, contact Deb Greenspan at firstname.lastname@example.org.