Lochmere hosts a morning yoga class. Classes are held on Thursdays at 9:15-10:15 AM. Classes are held at the Highlands Clubhouse (200 Loch Highlands Drive).
The instructors are Dori McDarris and Jenny Turnage. They will alternate weeks.
Dori McDarris has been a Lochmere resident for over twenty years. She has practiced yoga for 15 years and has been teaching yoga since 2014. Dori’s classes are vinyasa-based (linking breath with movement) with a strong emphasis on alignment. Her goal for every class is to encourage her students to calm their minds and to find clarity and peace while at the same time building strength, increasing flexibility and improving balance.
Dori enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, volunteering in the community, playing tennis, and running and walking her dog on the beautiful Lochmere trails.
Jenny Turnage has been teaching yoga since obtaining her certification in 2011. Her classes teach mindful movements with breath and incorporate poses for strength, balance, flexibility and end in deep relaxation. She instructs yoga and fitness classes at Carolina Arbors in Durham, City of Raleigh Parks & Recreation and is adjunct professor in Health & Fitness Science at Wake Technical Community College. In addition to yoga Jenny is a certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist working with groups and clients privately.
Jenny serves the community volunteering for the SPCA of Wake County with their fundraising events and is a foster parent for special needs dogs. She is a Raleigh native.
Yoga is about tuning into your body and breath, listening with awareness to what your body needs. Classes will typically start with a short breathing and meditation practice, and end with relaxation and restorative stretches. Classes build upon standing poses and some vinyasa flow to build strength, flexibility and balance.
These complimentary classes are offered to Lochmere residents only (18 years of age and older please).
Please bring your own mats.
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