If you’re looking for a way to recover from the excesses of winter, you’ll want to head over to the Deep Detox and Hot Yoga Workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Namaste Gardens, 1870 Buckboard Lane, Muscatine.

After a heavy, fatty meal and the stresses of the holiday, workshop leader Christina Kelly said, this is the perfect time to clean your body from all the toxins and food we are exposed to during the Holiday season. Namaste will do a whole body inside and out detox and then calm patrons’ minds and spirits with meditation and sound vibration.

“You will feel like a brand new person after this workshop,” said Kelly, part-owner of Namaste Gardens. “We all are under stress and eat a lot of processed foods and don’t drink enough water, and yoga is the perfect way to detox your body and de-stress.”

But why yoga? Why not other workouts?

“Imagine it’s like you wringing out a wet towel, yoga stretches and twists your body in ways that other workouts don’t, and that allows your body to get out all of the harmful toxins,” Kelly said. “Plus, if you do hot yoga, that allows your skin to detox too because you’re sweating them out.”

Namaste runs similar workshops several times a year.

“It’s ok for us to be bad with our diets every once in a while, that helps our bodies because it confuses them and shocks them into fighting that off,” Kelly said. “But living a healthy lifestyle where you drink plenty of water and work out and exercise, especially with something as beneficial as yoga, has the best impact.”

Patrons should bring a yoga mat, a towel for your mat, a towel for your body, a water bottle and a positive attitude. Yoga mats are available to borrow for an additional cost $5; there are no positive attitudes for rental, although they will help you cultivate one.

“I love doing this workshop, and all our workshops, because people do have a positive attitude and they do leave in a positive state of mind and body,” Kelly said. “It makes people happier and able to lead better lives.”

The cost of the workshop is $40 for the two hours. People should call Lindsay Frazier or Christina Kelly at (563) 316-0882 to sign up.


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