(Breese, IL) – To recognize February as American Heart Month and to encourage people to take steps to improve their heart health, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese will be offering two “Open Up Your Heart to Yoga” events. Both events are free and open to the public.
 
A restorative yoga class for beginners will be held at Four Yoga, 189 N. Main, Breese, on February 22 from 4:45 to 5:45 pm. Participants are encouraged to bring yoga mats if they have them. Spaces are limited; please register with Ashley Gramann at (618) 651-2588 or email ashley.gramann@hshs.org.
 
A chair/beginners yoga class will be held at the HealthPlex, 14160 Jamestown Rd., Breese, on February 28 from 2 to 3:15 pm. Yoga mats and chairs will be available. Spaces are limited; please register by calling (618) 526-5628.
 
Kerry Steinmann, Cardiopulmonary Services Director at St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese, will open each event with a brief discussion on heart health and how yoga can play a role in a heart-healthy lifestyle. The discussion will be followed by a yoga class with a certified instructor.
 
According to the American Heart Association, practicing yoga can help prevent or reverse heart disease when done as part of a heart-healthy lifestyle. As such, yoga can help lower blood pressure, increase lung capacity, improve respiratory function and heart rate, and boost circulation and muscle tone. It can also improve your overall well-being while offering strength-building benefits.
 
To learn more about our “Open Up Your Heart to Yoga” events, visit http://stjoebreese.com/Events-Classes.

Media Contact

Ashley Gramann

Manager, Communications
HSHS Illinois
Office: (618) 526-5439
Cell: (618) 651-2588
ashley.gramann@hshs.org

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