While there are many different styles of yoga throughout West Virginia, a more traditional style has come to Audra State Park in Barbour County.
The instructor of this yoga course, Sheray Efaw, said she started teaching by the river at Audra State Park to help her students relax and connect with nature.
“It’s always just more of a relaxing, connecting with nature theme basically,” said Efaw.
This class is free and open to the public for both non-experienced and advanced yogis.
“It’s something really simple that everyone can do I mean you saw it was wide range of ladies you know and they are all comfortable and happy the whole entire hour so it’s just something that everyone can tap into and it’s simple, you don’t have to have the right gear to do it you know you can literally bring a blanket and you’re good to go,” said Efaw.
With this class being offered on Sunday mornings participants like Alyssa Lubonski said it’s a positive way to end the week.
“It being on a Sunday it’s a cool way to just kind of unwind from your week, and Sheray is an incredible instructor, she’s super thorough, the river right there just constantly flowing, super soothing, um just the environment is really nice,” said Lubonski.
Along being in tuned with the environment, Efaw said she incorporates many different poses and techniques into this hour long class to help her students relax both the mind and the body.
“We always start in a seated, really easy seated pose, um we tune into the breath, kind of dive into our bodies and then we move um in a progression pretty much, like a peak pose, we’ll end up standing maybe do a balancing pose, and then we’ll bring it all the way down start to cool it down, and then cavatina, which is the final resting pose,” said Efaw.
To find out more information on upcoming yoga classes held at Audra State Park visit the website WVYogagirl.com.