Yogis stretch and pose for serenity


Kaitlin Greenockle, Opinions Editor

From 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday night in the Wellness Center, students can practice obtaining their peace of mind by attending yoga class.

Freshman Alison McGovern has attended about five yoga classes at Pitt-Johnstown.

“I like it a lot. I never took yoga before I came here, so it’s just a cool thing to do to take my mind off of everything.”

McGovern said she enjoyed everything about the class. She said she found it to be relaxing and discovered muscles to stretch that she never thought of stretching otherwise.

“The instructor is such a sweetie,” McGovern said, and she said she would definitely recommend the class to students.

The instructor, Adriann White has been nationally certified in yoga since 2002. She has made her living teaching yoga, senior fitness and belly dancing.

White’s primary focus of her classes deals with alignment-based poses from a variety of yoga styles.

Sophomore Nicole Gross said it was her first time taking a yoga class.

“It is extremely relaxing and you feel great after,” Gross said.

Although she said that some of the poses are difficult for beginners, the instructor is helpful and clearly explains what to do.

Gross said if you are trying to look for a good way to relieve stress other than working out, yoga is a great option.

Students are not required to bring anything to the classes. Yoga mats are provided, but students are welcome to bring their own equipment.

The classes are offered without charge and  are on campus, so students can try and find their inner selves.