Yoga class a great way to stay healthy

June 19, 2015 Sports Print Print

Those who are looking for a fun and easy yoga class may be in luck.

Casi Summers, part-time yoga instructor at OCCC, hosts a class called “flow yoga,”   each Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. in room 1C4.

Summers said she has been practicing yoga for five years, teaches yoga full-time outside of the college, and has taught classes at the college since last August.

6893202_origWhen asked about the difference between traditional yoga and flow yoga, Summers said, “Yoga has so many different branches. We’re basically moving from one pose to the next.

“Going nice and slow, we connect things with the breath. Everything is modified toward your own personal needs, so if you have a back injury or a hip injury … we’re able to make it to where it’s easy for anybody to do it.”

Summers said yoga is just one of many activities that a person can do to stay healthy. She encourages a healthy lifestyle that starts with moving.

“I grew up with a lot of health issues, so being healthy, eating healthy [is] super important.”

Summers said her favorite part of yoga is the diversity.

“Everybody comes to yoga and they bring something to it — their own spin.”

Summers described the class as easy to teach and participate in.

“I have a lot of people who are experienced,” she said. “They know what they’re doing.”

Summers said the class is not hard for people to get into.

Typically, she said, the class has a small number of participants, but the experience is intimate. She said in some of her other classes with 20-plus students, she doesn’t get to know them that well.

This class is free for all OCCC students with a valid OCCC ID, as are all group fitness classes at the college. Classes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Present your student ID at the Wellness Center desk for a wristband.

For more information, contact Summers at, visit the Recreation and Fitness office on the first floor of the Main Building, or call the office at 405-682-7860.


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