Free yoga offered at Penn State as the finale of Exercise is Medicine week | Campus

Posted on

As a finale to the annual Exercise is Medicine Week, free yoga was available to all students for the second year in a row in the White Building.

Originally, the event was scheduled to be on the lawn of the HUB-Robeson Center, but rain required the event be moved indoors.

The yoga class was run by Christine Laderer, an instructor from Campus Recreation.

About 20 participants were manipulating their bodies into various positions throughout the period, while Laderer (junior-kinesiology) led from the front.

“I taught about 45 minutes of yoga,” Laderer said. “So we went through some breathing exercises at the beginning, a few stretches and then some warrior series. Then we did some balance exercises, and we ended it out with a nice, long relaxation period.”

Laderer is a fitness instructor on campus, who teaches various classes throughout the week and was contacted to instruct this event.

Zack Papalia, coordinator for Exercise is Medicine on campus, was in charge of planning all of the events this week, including Thursday’s yoga class.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *