Shannon Hoffer told Marion Kiwanis Club on Tuesday about yoga classes she offers. Hoffer is a 1999 graduate of Marion High School, and she moved back to Marion earlier this year.
Hoffer said the ideas that yoga is all about flexibility and that it is only for women are common misconceptions. Yoga is largely about breathing, Hoffer said, and her classes include many men. There is no level of fitness required to start yoga.
“If you can breathe, you can do yoga,” Hoffer said.
Hoffer has two classes each Monday and Wednesday. Classes at 5:30 p.m. are for all fitness levels, while classes at 7 p.m. are more challenging. Classes are currently at Butler Community College of Marion, but Hoffer is looking for a new location to move them after New Year’s.
There will be no Kiwanis meeting Dec. 24 or 31. Kiwanis will provide the meal for Circles of Hope on Dec. 19.