Celebrating five years of sunset yoga in Geraldton has brought ‘something for everyone’

Jessica MoroneyGeraldton Guardian
Sunset Yoga on the Geraldton Foreshore.
Camera IconSunset Yoga on the Geraldton Foreshore. Credit: Supplied

The City of Greater Geraldton was the first local government to introduce free yoga and now its Sunset Yoga is celebrating its fifth anniversary on the weekend.

Initially part of the city’s school holiday program, the initiative gained a life of its own and now attracts more than 70 people to Stow Gardens twice a week.

Mayor Shane Van Styn said he was enthusiastic about the ongoing popularity of community yoga.

“Geraldton leads the way in this space as the first local government to introduce free yoga and subsequently we have seen other local government authorities adopt similar initiatives,” he said.

Mr Van Styn said practising yoga had well-documented physical and mental health benefits and he couldn’t be prouder of the service that the Sunset Yoga program provided to the community.

Geraldton Yoga Club chair Chantal Crinquand said the classes offered something for everyone.

“The Geraldton community yoga classes provide a supportive and inclusive environment for all people to practice yoga,” she said.

Sunset Yoga classes are available on Wednesday at 5.30pm and Saturday at 8am at Stow Gardens.

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