Wellness Ministry News
All-Levels Yoga Class – Tuesday and Thursday nights, 7:00-8:15 pm
in Fellowship Hall (1501 W Ingomar Road, Entrance 8)
Come join us for a friendly yoga class designed to increase flexibility, balance, and strength. Every pose is clearly explained, with modifications for those with any limitations or injury.
Whether you are brand-new to yoga or simply want to further your practice, this class is for you! Please bring a mat and water bottle. A block and strap (a long tie or belt) are helpful.
All ages are welcome! $7 suggested donation to cover insurance. No reservations necessary.
Tuesday’s instructor is Anne Kertz Kernion. Thursday’s is Kristen Lane. These two women have been teaching together for many years.
Bio of Anne Kertz Kernion
BS in Environmental Engineering, Penn State University, 1981 MA in Theology, Duquesne University, 1990 Certificate in the Science of Happiness, University of California, Berkeley, 2017 Graduate certificate in Positive Psychology, University of Missouri, 2020
Anne is the owner/artist of Cards by Anne, an inspirational greeting card company founded in 1986. Anne’s cards, hand-designed in calligraphy and ink, are available online (cardsbyanne.com) and in hundreds of stores.
For fourteen years, Anne taught “Cross-Cultural Understanding of Religious Meaning” at Carlow University; for seven years, she taught courses ranging from Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Nutrition, to World Religions and Ethics at a local community college.
Her new book, “Spiritual Practices for the Brain: Caring for Mind, Body and Soul, was published by Loyola Press in late 2020 and has won numerous awards for the integration of health and faith.
Her first book, “A Year of Spiritual Companionship” was published by SkyLight Paths in 2016. Currently, Anne is a frequent lecturer and retreat leader, presenting topics that combine neuroscience, positive psychology, and spirituality to groups across the US and Australia.
A former Division 1 Athlete, Anne teaches a weekly yoga class and enjoys biking and hiking. She and her husband Jack have 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren.
Bio of Kristen Lane
Kristen Lane is a certified yoga instructor registered with the Yoga Alliance, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster safe and respectful guidelines for professional yoga teachers. She has practiced and taught yoga for almost 40 years, long before it became mainstream in the U.S.
Kristen’s approach to teaching is to meet each student where they are with respect to their comfort level and what poses are accessible to them. “You don’t have to be ‘bendy’ to gain extraordinary benefit from a regular yoga practice,” she says. “I welcome and honor everyone who wants to improve their spiritual and physical wellness.”