Yoga Club has started meeting every Monday in the old band room at 7:15 a.m.
Junior Sydney Garland started the club. “I started the club because it gives people a relaxing way to start the week. There’s really cool music, and we de-stress ourselves,” Garland said.
“At the beginning of each week, we balance the harmony of the body’s mind and soul. ‘Nuff said,” junior club member Wesley Wride said.
Sydney’s mom, Julie Garland, leads the yoga. “My mom is the instructor. She teaches us different poses, and we go through different poses every week,” Sydney Garland said.
About 15 members wake up early each Monday morning and take part in the club.
“Yoga club has changed my life,” junior club member Charlie DeYoung said.
The club is sponsored by band teacher Dane Williams. Williams has experience with yoga and instructs the marching band each morning during band camp and goes to Yoga Club every week.
Sydney Garland said the club plans to take a field trip with only consistent members near the end of the semester to a hot yoga session.
Hot yoga is a type of yoga that is heated to temperatures of 105 degrees and a humidity of 40 percent.
Garland said in order to make a club, a student has to get 60 signatures and a club sponsor from a staff member. Then the student has to present the idea to Student Council to get it approved.
“Sometimes when I’m feeling really downward dog, I go to yoga club and get more balance and harmony in my life. It also helps me out because I work out all the time, so I need to stretch out my muscles so they don’t compact and rip my shirt,” senior Sam Short said.