Launch of ‘Live Long Live Well’ program to be celebrated with free yoga classes in the park

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ST. GEORGE — People of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in yoga in the park Friday as a part of the launch of the Live Long Live Well program.

According to a press release, the inaugural event hosted by Live Long Live Well (Live!), a St. George-based program dedicated to increasing the longevity and quality of life of local seniors, will coincide with the International Day of Yoga and summer solstice.

In collaboration with Sun Rock Yoga and Southern Utah Yoga Fest, Live! invites the public to participate in two hours of yoga classes from 7–9 p.m. at Vernon Worthen Park at 300 S. 400 East in St. George.

“DSU’s Institute for Continued Learning is thrilled to co-sponsor this first Live Long Live Well event,” Rob Kramer, ICL director, said in the press release. “Anyone with interest and motivation may experience yoga classes for free on the summer solstice in beautiful surroundings.”

While Friday’s event is open to all ages, Kramer said the Live Long Live Well initiative was designed to enrich the well-being and increase the longevity of those in the community 50 years of age and over.

“This is the first of many programs we will offer to St. George seniors to show how thriving as we grow older is not only possible, but proven to be doable in pockets all around the world,” he said.

Allen Christensen, Intermountain Live Well Center’s health promotion and wellness operations manager, added, “In my own journey to health, I have turned to yoga as a core habit to develop,”

Live Long Live Well (Live!) is a collaborative program founded in 2018 that combines education, medicine and city government participation to create a well-rounded outreach to seniors throughout greater St. George.

Organizations that comprise Live Long Live Well include Dixie State University Community and Global Engagement, DSU Trailblazer Engagement Center, DSU Institute of Continued Learning, the city of St. George and Intermountain Healthcare.

All entities contribute their areas of expertise and make facilities available so that seniors may enhance their lives on many levels.

Schedule of the four classes for the International Day of Yoga and Summer Solstice event:

7–7:45 p.m. Instructor
Chair Yoga JoLynn Slade
Yoga Kids Tammy Nelson and Chanda Vaniman
Vinyasa Chelise Baird Sue Davidson
Tai Chi Sue Davidson
8–9 p.m. Instructor
Yoga for All Camille Zolman

For more information about the Friday, June 21 event contact Rob Kramer at the DSU Institute for Continued Learning, [email protected], or call 435-652-7670.

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