Innergy Health’s Naples Beach Yoga is helping people calm their minds and relieve stress during this pandemic. Shawn King, Owner of Innergy Health and Nurse with the Stroke Program in Naples, is a certified yoga teacher who teaches her patients the importance of prevention and self-care
“This pandemic really changed a lot of people,” said Ms. King. “People were more anxious, more depressed and more frustrated.”
Earlier this year, she began offering outdoor yoga classes to NCH hospital staff to help with stress relief. The classes were so well received that they opened classes to the Naples community.
“Everyone feels a little more stressed these days and everyone can use a little yoga. I believe prevention is the best medicine, ”said Ms. King.
She offers a multi-level course that is suitable for both beginners and experienced yogis.
“I like to start my class by teaching students how to control their breath,” says Ms. King. She says that inhaling and exhaling through your nose can improve blood circulation. “Through controlled breathing and movement, my students feel the tension drop from them. My goal is to help people have their happiest and healthiest lives. I want as many people as possible to enjoy this yoga class with me. “
She offers classes for a donation of $ 10 to $ 20, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Naples Stroke Initiative, which is part of the Strokebusters Foundation.
“It’s not much, but every little bit helps,” she said.
Ms. King uses an acronym for stroke prevention – “BE FAST” – which stands for blood pressure, exercise, fat and cholesterol, atrial fibrillation, smoking and trim. She says yoga can be an important part of stroke prevention and hopes to expand to more classes, including sunset classes, so more people can enjoy yoga.
Classes are currently offered on Saturday mornings at the end of the beach on 8th Avenue South. The course starts at 8:30 a.m. and lasts for one hour. From October the time will be changed to 9 a.m. She wants to expand and hopes to add Wednesday morning and a sunset class to her schedule.
For more information, contact Shawn King via email at Naplesbeachyoga@gmail.com or visit www.naplesbeachyoga.net. |