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Free Riverfront Yoga Classes Begin July 4

Wilkes-Barre’s Riverfront Yoga Project Returns for 11th Season

The Riverfront Yoga Project will once again offer free yoga classes at River Common in Wilkes-Barre. Classes will meet every Saturday at 10 a.m. at Millennium Circle. This year’s season starts on July 4 and continues through September 5.

All levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced. Teachers from local yoga studios will lead the sessions.

Riverfront Yoga has been a NEPA summer tradition since 2009. They recently filed for 501(c)(3) nonprofit status so they can continue to expand their programming.

“When we launched the project, we initially set up at Kirby Park, and only a few students attended—but it was pure magic. The energy cultivated in that experience motivated us to invest more energy into organizing the project year after year,” said founder Jennifer Ciarimboli. “In these 10+ years, we’ve been able to grow our weekly attendance significantly, sometimes welcoming in over 200 students a week to class.”

Riverfront Yoga is taking special precautions to make sure everyone stays safe and healthy. Participants should place their yoga mats six feet apart from people who are not part of their household. Riverfront Yoga Project also suggests wearing a mask before and after class.

“Yoga, breathing practices and mindfulness meditation are healing for the body, mind and heart. During these especially challenging times, we all need extra opportunities to attend to self-care, which enables us to open to the magic and blessings all around,” Ciarimboli said.

Riverfront Yoga Project is the nonprofit arm of studio BE, an agency that offers workplace mindfulness training. They partner with Riverfront Parks Committee, the City of Wilkes-Barre and Luzerne County to promote health and wellness in the community. Visit their Facebook page for updates.

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