A new yoga group is now in the works, as recent Lakeview transplant Jessica Fox begins to teach yoga at Junipers RV Resort and is looking for a spot indoors to practice yoga.
Fox recently moved to the area from Grants Pass with her partner, Jeremy Terwilliger. The couple were looking at leaving the Grants Pass area, and found a property about 10 miles north of Lakeview along Loveless Creek.
Not long after she moved to Lake County, Fox started a Lakeview Yoga Facebook page, which will be a combination of information about sessions and helping Fox find a location to hold classes indoors. She is currently working on starting a class by mid-June every Saturday morning at Junipers RV Resort west of Lakeview.
John and Teresa Shine approached Fox about offering the weekly classes not only as an amenity for the people staying at the RV resort, but to people in the Lakeview area who want to give yoga a try. While she has a suggested donation of $5 — $10 per class, Fox follows the “pay what you can afford” model. She is also willing to barter goods for classes, like farm fresh eggs.
“Some people have expressed interest in joining a yoga class and the need is there in the community for yoga,” said Fox.
She began practicing yoga when she took a class at the University of Northern Iowa, where she was studying elementary education. She fell in love with yoga and has been teaching and practicing it ever since.
Fox teaches two types of yoga — Hatha Vinyasa and aerial yoga. The Hatha Vinyasa is often referred to as mat yoga and is generally what most people associate with yoga classes. Aerial yoga uses hammocks, trapeze and other implements to practice yoga while standing or in the air.
For that Fox is looking for a quiet location with 10-foot tall ceilings, as straps will hang down from the ceiling. She said that aerial yoga is perfect for people who are suffering from compression issues in their spines.
Fox said the classes will offer a way for people to reset their minds and bodies, and live a healthier life. While there is currently only one class per week scheduled, Fox is looking at having classes three days a week, including one class being during the day. Each session will last about an hour.
People do not need to have previous yoga experience to attend. Fox will offer modifications for poses if people are unable to perform them.
Her class is designed for people to do at home before or after work. Yoga is a self-practicing exercise, Fox noted, and people can take it as far as they want to go.
People attending the classes should bring a mat. Those in wheelchairs or other mobility devices can stay in them and Fox will offer modifications.
She is also offering private sessions, either at her house or at the customer’s location.
Fox grew up in Iowa on a farm and is excited to be living in the countryside once more; she is planning on raising chickens and other animals on her property.
For more information visit facebook.com/lakeviewyogawithjess or call Fox at 541-295-4422.