Winter Restorative Yoga Workshops Offered

Monthly, on Sunday afternoons starting February 23

Press release

A series of monthly Sunday afternoon restorative yoga workshops will be offered at The Andover Community Hub on February 23, March 29, and April 26, from 3 to 5 PM. 

The workshops will be led by Julie Parenteau, yoga instructor, energy healer, and former Andover resident.  She says about the classes, “You’ll explore the ranges of motion of your body through stretches supported with yoga props and enhanced with hands-on Reiki. Breath work and meditation will be included throughout the class to create a calm, meditative space.  All are welcome. The gentle pace of this class is great for anyone recovering from an injury or simply working out the kinks that life can leave on our bodies.”

Julie’s own early diagnosis with rheumatoid arthritis led her to seek natural routes of healing including yoga, which she calls a “wonderfully simple and accessible healing modality,” and which continues to be a regular part of her own health-care regimen.  She began teaching yoga in 2014 and currently teaches in Newport, Maine. Her day job is as a graphic designer, and she also loves gardening, hiking, camping, and boating.

The fee for each class is $25, which can be paid by check or cash at the door, although class size is limited.  Pre-registration is required by contacting the instructor at, at 207-399-4548, or at  For information about The Hub, located at 157 Main St., contact

Yoga props used in the classes will be available at The Hub, although participants are encouraged to bring their own mats if they prefer.  Participants should wear warm, cozy layers (socks are often worn in this class) that allow them to move freely.