Studio Gaia to Begin Hosting Free Karma Class to Benefit Those With Movement Challenges

A free yoga class is being offered every Monday for those with movement challenges.

Online PR News – 22-October-2013 – EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – EDWARDSVILLE – Studio Gaia, a local studio that focuses on classes that improve the body, mind, and spirit, will begin hosting a free weekly karma yoga class. The class will be offered every Monday at 1:30 p.m., beginning Mon., October 21, at their studio located at 201 Hillsboro Ave., here.

The karma yoga class is designed for those who face movement challenges and is an inclusive class that includes gentle chair, restorative, and relaxation yoga. Those who suffer from Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, arthritis, fibromyalgia, balance disorders, spatial perception, and other motion and balance difficulties are encouraged to participate in these classes for free.

“We are thrilled to be offering such a unique class to those in need,” said yoga instructor Terry Pierce. “We are especially grateful to Sally Burgess, owner of Studio Gaia in Edwardsville, for offering up her lovely space for free. The studio is handicap-accessible and offers a perfect background for our class. Our hope is to help as many people as possible.”

Val Weaver and Terry Pierce will be teaching the karma yoga classes each week. Both Weaver and Pierce are registered and certified yoga teachers through Yoga Alliance and are graduates of 200-hour yoga teacher training programs.

Those who attend the classes are advised to remove their shoes in the studio, if at all possible. If that isn’t possible, the instructors will clean the bottom of your tennis or soft-soled footwear before entry. Students are also advised to wear loose, comfortable clothing to the classes and to check with their doctor before taking the class.

Donations are also accepted and will be reallocated to local charities.

Studio Gaia is a unique gathering place that is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all local residents. Opened in 2006, Studio Gaia offers several mind-body-spirit classes for all experience levels.

Studio Gaia is located just off Main Street, here, and regularly offers Nia, Yoga, Bender Ball Pilates, Massage Therapy, and more to all who wish to participate.

For more information, go to or call 618-779-5378.