July 9, 2020

Local Chester Conference Center to Offer Free Yoga Classes – Starting Sept. 14

In its ongoing effort to create life-enhancing programs for the local community, Guest House Retreat & Conference Center in Chester, Connecticut, has partnered with Lisa Uihlein of Turning Point Yoga in nearby Madison on a series of free yoga classes, which will be held this fall at Guest House.

“Lisa Uihlein is an extremely gifted yoga teacher who completed her training at the prestigious Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in 1998 and has been helping people become more attuned to their bodies ever since,” says Guest House executive director Steve Kennedy. “We feel extremely lucky to bring her extraordinary talents to a wider community through our beautiful, nurturing facility.”

Classes will be offered every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. starting September 14 and running through November 2. Space is limited, so students are encouraged to arrive 20 to 30 minutes early. Admission is free, though there is a suggested donation of $5 per class. (Guest House is a non-profit educational center that depends on donations to help create its programming.) Classes will be held in Guest House’s light-filled White Barn space unless otherwise announced. For more information, please call Guest House at (860) 322-5770 or visit www.GuestHouseCenter.org.

“Yoga is not simply geared towards self improvement, though that can happen,” Uihlein explains. “Rather, it’s a way for practitioners to access self-acceptance. Although yoga certainly presents challenges for students at times, the point isn’t to strive to fit the body into some idea of the ‘perfect’ alignment or pose. The compassionate thing to do is to accept the body as it is, and to be with whatever experience the body’s interpretation of the posture brings. In other words, let the body find the posture, not the other way around.” Beginners will be able to try a new practice while more experienced practitioners can expect to receive additional instruction to help build energy and awareness in the body and mind.

Uihlein owns and operates Turning Point Yoga in Madison, CT (www.TurningPointYoga.com), which offers yoga classes and custom workshops that support personal growth and transformation. Guest House Retreat & Conference Center, which opened its doors in April of 2008, is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that provides a nurturing environment for those seeking to develop human potential and enrich the world. It offers a variety of holistic programs covering areas of leadership, inner development, psychology, scientific exploration, ecological and social awareness, health and wellness.