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As the lazy hazy days of summer approach, Yoga Shala and Wellness Center in Dearborn and Dearborn Heights have designed a yoga program to inspire new interests. They also provide opportunities for community outreach.

With June celebrating Father’s Day, Jamie Garrison, founder of Yoga Shala, and partner Kevin Honke want to emphasize that yoga is a practice for both gals and guys. Honke speaks from experience as a yogi (one who practices yoga) and an instructor.

“The benefits of a regular yoga practice are many and are not limited to women,” he said. “Yoga improves flexibility, strength and balance; physically and mentally. As boys we were conditioned to compete, with yoga we can suspend self-judgement and be present and aware in our bodies and mind, just as we are. …

“Yoga in my life has improved my ability to handle stress, feel connected in relationships and nail that arm balance. Yoga isn’t just what happens on my yoga mat.”

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