The Alpaca Owners Association is offering a FREE yoga class with a group of friendly and beautiful alpacas at the Natural Fiber Extravaganza. The classes will take place in the back yard area of the Wilson County Exposition Center on Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14, at 8 a.m.
Yoga instructor Sheri Link will lead the class which is open to participants of all ages and yoga levels. Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
A Yogi for 8 years, Sheri leads a monthly class at Feathers and Friends Alpaca Farm in Franklin, Kentucky. She teaches hatha yoga at Byrum Porter in Orlinda, Tennessee, and at her studio, Mind, Booty and Soul Fitness in Franklin, Kentucky. Additionally, Sheri leads yoga classes at various events through Free Spirit Gypsy Heart Yoga, the wandering Yogis.
“This will be a fun event,” said Sheri. “Bring a mat, water, hand towel and your sweet spirit!”
Yoga with alpacas can be more than a fun, new activity to talk about later with friends. Sheri recalls one participant at a recent Yoga with Alpacas event she led. “She wrote me a letter thanking me for the class. She explained that her nephew had been stabbed by a drunk neighbor while trying to defend his wife and daughter just months earlier,” said Sheri. “Because of this incident, he suffers from PTSD and panic disorder. These issues can manifest in physical pain. Night terrors and insomnia also plagued this young man. Following the event, he told his aunt that he hadn’t felt so relaxed in months and slept so well that night. You never know what people are going through and to have a hand in easing their pain gives me insurmountable joy.”
The Yoga with Alpacas class is free and open to the first 50 participants to arrive. To reserve a spot, call (402) 437-8484.
Don’t have a mat? A limited supply will be available. Free up your time after your class because the alpacas will be available to meet again at the show’s free alpaca selfie booth! Inside, you will find:
General admission to the event is free.