Released August 24, 2016

Quinebaug Valley Community College is partnering with The Woodstock Academy to offer several continuing and professional education courses at the Woodstock campus this fall.

Yoga Basics, an 8-week class, begins Friday, September 9 and runs through October 28. It meets from 5 to 6:30 pm and welcomes both beginners as well as seasoned yogis.

A course in Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, will be held Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 pm starting October 18. Ayurveda, one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems, is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. The course runs from October 18 to November 15.

The instructor for both classes, Dorothy Barbara, has taught yoga for 15 years. She holds certifications in Master Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Embodyment, and Kripaula School of Ayurveda.

“We are very excited to welcome QVCC to The Academy,” said Woodstock Headmaster Christopher Sandford, “and look forward to continuing to develop this relationship in the future.”

Valerie Nightingale, coordinator of continuing and professional education at QVCC, hopes the success of these courses will lead to expanded offerings at The Academy.

For more information or to register, call Continuing and Professional Education at 860-932-4005.