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New Yoga for Arthritis workshop begins July 28
POSTED: 07/02/2008
Gentle postures and breathing techniques to ease joint pain for persons with arthritis will be taught during a new program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

The program is called Yoga for Arthritis Workshop and is for ages 50 plus. Most of the exercises covered can be performed in a chair or in bed before rising each day. Self-massage techniques will also be covered. One week of consecutive classes is designed to successfully train participants to take these practices home for everyday use. This program is suitable for any fitness level. Search for the keyword "yoga" to find these programs in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings.

This class meets at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday, July 28 through Aug. 2 at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood, Roeland Park. The cost for six 50-minute sessions is $40 per person for Johnson County residents or $44 for nonresidents.

While the JCPRD's 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the District's Registration Department at (913) 831-3359, and if space is available without forfeiting the place of a person over 50, their registration can be taken.

The JCPRD's ACTIVITIES catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pick-up at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, visit the District's website at

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