The 2011 Senior Class Gift Committee put on a free yoga event in the Upper Quad during convocation hour May 3.
St. Thomas almuna and CorePower yoga instructor Kristen Lucius, who is also the gift officer for the development office, led the 14 individuals who attended the session. Participants who donated to the senior class gift received a T-shirt and a luggage tag.
“We’re just doing this for fun for awareness of the senior class gift, and it’s free,” Lucius said. “But if people want to, they can make a donation.”
The class was similar to a C1 entry-level class at CorePower, designed around a Vinyasa style of yoga. Vinyasa yoga is one of the most commonly practiced styles in the West. Sometimes called “flow” yoga, the classes usually focus on breathing and dance-like movements.
Seniors Hannah Gikling and Kaitlin Denis attended the event as members of the Senior Class Gift Committee.
“We’re actually in a two-credit yoga class at St. Thomas right now, too,” Gikling said.
Freshman Emily Clark said she heard about the event through fellow participant senior Laura Zimmerman.
“I invited all of my friends to come and join us,” Zimmerman said.
Participants said they were glad to be outside soaking up the sun while relaxing with yoga.
“I’m excited that it’s warm finally,” Denis said.
“It’s nice and sunny, and we thought it would be a fun way to draw attention [to the senior class gift,]” Lucius said.
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