Mon. Feb 26th, 2024

Tyrone will soon welcome a new business to the area. Instant Karma Yoga Center will open the last week of July in the Tyrone Social Center.
Stephanie Ayres and Sharon Lee will teach 10 classes a week. An open house will be held that first week and all classes will be free for everyone to try.
Ayres has practiced yoga for seven years, studying under master yoga teachers Mary Dunn and Dean and Rebecca Lerner. She has implemented and led a successful yoga program at the Grier School. Currently Stephanie is pursuing teacher-in-training yoga certification. A practicing Buddhist for 30 years, she has studied at the Nairopa University in Boulder, Colorado with Tibetan Buddhist master Chogyam Trungpa Rinposhe.
Lee has studied the yoga teachings of BKS Iyengar for the past six years at the Center for Well Being in Lemont and Feathered Pipe Ranch in Helena, Montana. An avid believer in the healing powers of yoga, Sharon has incorporated yoga into her daily life.
The cost is $8 per class and all classes will run one hour.
If necessary, the pair said they will barter for meats, produce, eggs, skills or labor if individuals are unable to afford the cost per class.
“We don’t want to turn anyone away,” said Ayres, “we’re willing to negotiate.”
Classes will be held on Monday and Friday. But Ayres and Lee said they would eventually like to hold classes everyday.
“We want it to be a place that people feel good about coming to,” said Ayres.
On Monday, Ayres will lead Senior Yoga for ages 60 and over at 10 a.m. A description of the class says individuals will be able to have fun while reaping the benefits of yoga.
This class is geared to the special needs of the senior population. Yoga can benefit joint stiffness by increasing strength and flexibility, while increasing bone density.
Beginning at 11:30 a.m., Lee will lead Basic Yoga for Everyone. This class helps individuals reconnect with their body. Yoga can be used to relieve stress, build physical strength, self-image and gain flexibility. This class is open to all ages and body types and will follow the teachings of BKS Iyengar.
Yoga for Women will be held at 1 p.m., led by Ayres.
Lee will share Not for Thin Yoga at 4 p.m. The description says, “We can’t promise yoga will make you thinner, but we can show you how to hold your body prouder and tackle challenges with more focus and grace. Through the use of props, persons of all sizes can reap the benefits of yoga.”
At 5:30 p.m., Lee will lead an After 5 De-Stress class.
On Friday Ayres and Lee will both lead Yoga for Homeschoolers at 10 a.m. This class is for students ages five to 17. The pair said they will gear these classes to suit state mandated physical education requirements if needed.
At 11:30 a.m. Lee will once again lead Not for Thin Yoga and Basic Yoga for Everyone will begin at 4 p.m.
Ayres will hold Gentle Yoga at 1 p.m. and Meditation beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The pair described the benefits of yoga including higher self-esteem, anger and stress management, circulation, hypertension, arthritis, bone density for seniors, and sleep disorders among many others.
“We’re trying to bring yoga to everyone,” said Ayres.
Lee added, “Everyone can do this regardless of size.” Ayres also said individuals in wheelchairs are welcome to attend classes and the hope is to eventually teach wheelchair yoga.
The pair said all an individual needs to participate is comfortable clothes. Any other materials will be provided. Then, if an individual wishes to continue yoga, items will be available for purchase.

By Rick