AUBURN – As part of its WELLNESS 101 Series, the YMCA will offer a free yoga class in late July for members and nonmembers. The topic will be stress management.

“Yoga for Relaxation” will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday July 27. The class is free, but registration is required. Register by Tuesday, July 26, by calling or stopping by the YMCA.

The WELLNESS 101 series is designed to introduce the principles of several wellness issues that face society today. The YMCA’s goal is to help individuals in the L/A community make informed and educated decisions on healthy lifestyles. A new topic is covered every month and is open the public free.

The class is a chance to get centered and remove stress. Jim Melloh will lead the class that uses gentle yoga poses and relaxation techniques that will help participants to slow down and make a mind and body connection. Melloh is a certified Amrit Yoga instructor.

No prior yoga experience is necessary and that all levels of yoga participants are welcome.

For more information on the class or any other activities, call the YMCA at 795-4095, stop by at 62 Turner St., or visit

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