Get Fit With Yoga


Early morning yoga classes for beginners and intermediate students are now being offered at UW-Barron County. 

The class for beginners is offered on Tuesdays starting January 28 and continues through March 11 (7 sessions) from 6:00 - 7:00 a.m. This class is designed for those who are new to yoga, or have practiced a few times either with a teacher or a video. The class will introduce the beginning student to yoga stretches and postures to increase flexibility, strength, endurance, poise, and balance.

The intermediate class will start Thursday, January 30 and continue through March 13 (7 sessions) from 6:00-7:00 a.m. This class will be a moderately paced class so come prepared to move your body and deepen your practice. The class will consist of centering, warm-ups including sun salutations with some flow, standing and balancing postures, twists, and end with a resting pose.

In both classes, emphasis will be placed on yogic breathing to build focus and concentration and to unite the body, mind, and spirit. Each class will offer an opportunity to move the muscles, juice all the joints, and balance the body front and back, side to side. Particular attention will be paid to alignment. Additionally, deep, relaxing, calming breath work will be introduced to help with concentration.

Modifications will be offered. Please be sure to bring a yoga mat, blocks if you have them, and a water bottle to each class. Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Patty McGown will be your instructor.

The registration fee for each course is $49.  For course information or to register and pay online go to or call Samantha Heathman in the UW-BC continuing education department at 715-234-8176 ext. 5403 or email


Barb Lang