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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Family-Friendly Fitness Classes Fuse Yoga, Expressive Dance: It’s for everyone and every body.

Amy Planck

Amy Planck, Founder of Inspiring New Beginnings, is bringing creative, family-friendly fitness to the Town of Mount Pleasant in February, with eight-week sessions of Let Your Yoga Dance (LYYD) and Let Your Yoga Dance for Families.

Planck, a certified yoga teacher, Let Your Yoga Dance teacher and intuitive healer, says LYYD combines expressive dance set to world music and traditional yogic elements such as gentle poses, breath work, moving meditation and guided relaxation. “It’s for everyone and every body,” she says. “Every student is considered a dancer, even if they’ve never danced before.”

LYYD for Families is an opportunity for parents and grandparents with children ages 5 to 12 to move their bodies to playful tunes while getting a great workout, she says. It’s primarily an off-the-mat experience and does not require holding yoga poses.

The Let Your Yoga Dance class will be held for eight Tuesdays, February 13 through April 17, from 7 to 8 p.m., with no class on February 20 or April 3. The cost is $109.

The Let Your Yoga Dance for Families will be held for eight Mondays, February 26 through April 23, from 6 to 7 p.m., with no class on April 2. The cost is $159, which covers one adult and one child.

All classes take place in Mount Pleasant Community Center, located at 125 Lozza Drive in Volhalla. Class fees are payable to the Town of Mount Pleasant.

Preregistration is required. For more info, contact Planck at 845.803.5737 or [email protected], or visit or visit