Wild Oak Barre & Yoga, Opens in Poughkeepsie
Jan 30, 2020 01:41PM
● By Marilee Burrell
Wild Oak Barre & Yoga studio
Wild Oak Barre & Yoga, which recently opened in Poughkeepsie, offers a wide variety of classes, including unique workshops focused on specialized areas of yoga. Case in point is Elizabeth Cornetta’s February 22 workshop for kids, designed to help them manage anxiety and stress with breathing, meditation and yoga techniques.
“This workshop runs from 1 to 3 p.m., so it gives kids a little bit more time to practice than a typical 60-minute class,” says Wild Oak’s owner and founder, Tori DiMarzo. “This is important because it gives kids a chance to get introduced to yoga in a fun and creative way. It gives them tools they can use not just on their mats and in their yoga postures, but in everyday life to help manage anxiety and stress that they may face at some point in time.” Advance registration is required, and at least five signups are needed to run the class.
Among the many yoga and barre classes Wild Oak offers are a family yoga class on Thursday mornings (more class times are planned for the future), and workshops focused on specific aspects of yoga, such as restorative poses and the use of essential oils and crystals.
“We also do a lot of charity classes,” DiMarzo says. “Giving back to the community is one of our most important values as a studio. Yoga is community and relationship.”