On Wednesday, Nov. 14 come to the Eldersburg branch of the Carroll County Public Library to spend relaxing time by learning the benefits of a deep relaxation session through yoga at the Deep Relaxation Class.
The attendees will be learning about gentle asanas, which is comfortable stretching, Yoga Nidra, deep relaxation, and an introduction to pranayama, which is breathing practices. Also, there will be time for meditation and they will be focusing on the body and through it brings the relaxation that people are looking for.
Nadine Rosendale, the library’s manager, stated, in an email interview, that they have been hosting this program for the community since 2015 at different times and dates throughout the years.
According to Rosendale, this is a very popular program at the library and people come to relax, stretch, move, meditate and to enjoy the benefits of practicing yoga.
“Yoga helps the mind and body. We are happy to be able to offer several different stress-reducing yoga classes to the community,” stated Rosendale.
The Yoga instructor at the library, Bryan Nupp, has been teaching the classes since the beginning.
Nupp stated in an email interview that he received his 200-hour certification after a 10-week immersive experience at Satchidananda Ashram, Yogaville, VA.
He also explained that the first class he taught after graduation was a private class for the librarians and staff at the Eldersburg branch library in November of 2015 and soon after, he began teaching the program, Deep Relaxation.
“Yoga found me in a time of true need, and provided me with a sense of direction, lasting peace and clarity that had eluded me before,” stated Nupp. “Practicing and teaching yoga has been incredibly valuable in helping me to develop a set of tools to navigate life’s changes, remain grounded and fearless in the face of life’s challenges, and has led me to network with people I never would have met before.”
Nupp also emphasized that other than yoga being considered a form of exercise and injury prevention in modern society, it is also a way of life.
Through his experience learning yoga, he stated that he met his future wife, Emily Martin, who is also a yoga teacher and yoga therapist, and they both teach at the library.
Nupp encourages everyone to attend the classes and he emphasized that it is open for people of all ages and experience levels.
“The classes we teach are very beginner friendly, with a focus on slow gentle movements, and cultivating mobility and flexibility of the joints and muscles,” stated Nupp. “Furthermore, it is the focus on breath and mindful awareness of our internal and external environment that transforms this practice into a moving meditation.”
“With the practice of yoga comes mental clarity, a sense of calm, and at its essence Universal Love. With all of the chaos, darkness and craziness in the world, a little more clarity and love may be just the perfect antidote,” stated Nupp.
They will also have baked apples and waffles, and for drinks, they will offer coffee, orange juice, milk, tea and hot chocolate.
Admission to this event is $10 for adults, $8 for children ages 6 to 12 and children 5 and under enter for free.
All of the proceeds will be used to benefit the fire department. The event ends at 11 a.m.
For more information, call Mary Alexander at 301-829-0100.
The breakfast will be hosted at the MAVFC Reception Hall located at 1008 Twin Arch Road.
Kiwanis Club hosting Fall Pancake Breakfast
This Nov. 17, come and join the Kiwanis Club for their Fall Pancake Breakfast where they will be serving an all-you-can-eat breakfast.
The event starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m. and they will be serving pancakes, including regular, chocolate chip, and blueberry. They will also offer eggs, cooked to order, Wagner Meats sausage, and beverages.