We are excited to now have three classes on our schedule that are available for free, or pay-what-you-can. Each offers something special, and by getting these teachings out to the broadest audiences possible, we hope that The BE can impact our communities in more meaningful ways. Briefly:
The People’s Practice, Saturdays from 2:00pm-3:00pm
This class is offered weekly in-house at The BE Athletic, and virtually via BE Streaming. Proceeds benefit Urban Yoga Foundation, and it’s taught by graduates of that program. You’ll find familiar faces in Clayton Sizemore, Mya Cato, Monica Parkin, and Kristina Rich. Learn more about The People’s Practice. “The People’s Practice® is an integration of Kemetic and Hatha with Tao healing arts. These ancient methods employ breath, sound and movement to still the mind and liberate the body. Connect and flow through this practice of mindful movement based on the foundations of geometric progression and remember your indigenous nature within.”
Baby Optional Workout, Saturdays from 10:00am-11:00am
To bring the baby or not to bring the baby — that is the question, and it’s entirely up to you. Tricia Streit Perez leads this workout for parents, caregivers, and moms-to-be. Babes and toddlers around 6 weeks to 3 years are welcome. Bring something to carry or nest the kiddo in, and get fit with the people in your community. Who needs mindful fitness more than those of us bringing up rugrats? Class is typically held indoors at The BE Athletic, but may move out to the nearby Pinellas Trail, weather permitting.
Virtual Pre/Postnatal Yoga
Our prenatal/postpartum class is a community of moms and moms-to-be, practicing yoga virtually together in a friendly atmosphere. The special needs of the pregnant and postpartum body are addressed. For the mom-to-be, we explore opening and softening poses, creating space in the body with breath, and strengthening the body and mind for labor. For the mom with a little one, we promote healing, stabilizing, and supportive community. This class is led by Bethany Peabody.
Kids are taxing. Pregnancy and birth are not easy. Child-rearing is expensive in all of the ways. We’re really looking forward to seeing what we can do to make life better in St. Pete, from the ground up. Please help by spreading the word about these free/donation/pay-what-you-can offerings. Parents and parents-to-be are also invited to join our community on Facebook at The Body Electric Parentals.
We’ve got more ideas and initiatives in the works, too, and your thoughts are always welcome.