Practical Meditation For The Real World


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There is a myth out there that meditation is serious stuff, and that there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. No right or wrong way! In plain English, we’ll create some internal space and begin to retain autonomy over our focus and attention. You will be practicing in short intervals.

Dates: January 12th  February 9th   March 15th

Time: 6:00 pm

Fee: Donation

Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga Master Class





October 22nd, 2020

Location: Decatur Athletic Club

Fee: 80.00

Time: 7:00 pm -10:00 pm

Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga Master Class is a well-rounded flowing asana practice integrating mental practices that enhance everyday living. The Master Class is intended to invigorate your body and help you practice developing a calm, less reactive state of mind with dynamic flowing routines.  In a Power Yoga Master Class, you are encouraged to focus on the process and not the end result. This allows ALL levels of yoga practitioners to enjoy and benefit from the Master Class.

3-hour class:

  • 1-hour lecture about basic philosophy and fundamentals
  • 2-hour physical practice incorporating principles from the lecture (rockin’ Power Yoga class)



Bryan Kest has been practicing yoga since 1979 and has been teaching since 1985. He developed his unique, distinctive style of yoga, Original Power Yoga, in the late 1980s. Over the years, this style, an amazing workout for the body, mind and spirit, has made him a well-known, popular teacher across the country and around the world.

His mainstream popularity is matched by an authentic foundation in the ancient practice of yoga and a long path of development as a yogi (a practitioner of yoga). At age 14, Bryan uprooted from his native Detroit home to make a life change in Hawaii. He moved to live with his father, a doctor, who understood the benefits of yoga. Like many of us, Bryan originally thought yoga was nothing more than strange contortions, but that changed when his father introduced him to a physical style of yoga called Ashtanga. This appealed to him immediately, and he soon observed great changes

in himself, both physically and mentally. Yoga quickly became his passion, one that would take him to India for a year to study with the great yoga masters of the world, Pattabhi Jois. He has been continuing on his yoga path ever since.

Bryan founded and teaches at his studio in Santa Monica, CA. He also teaches at workshops and retreats around the world, and he provides an intensive teacher training program. His most recent endeavor is PowerYoga OnLine. This on-line tool features streaming video of Bryan’s classes in Santa Monica, which are recorded live and streamed to students around the world.  For articles by Bryan and more information about Power Yoga, visit



2019 -2020 Yoga at the Library


Calendar for Instructors

2019 Library Schedule

December 17, 2019, Connie Pease

December 24, 2019, Christmas Eve  No Class

December 31, 2019, New’s Year Eve  No Class

 2020 Library Schedule

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, Connie Pease

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, Sue McElroy

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, Sue Weinstein

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, Nikki Hebert

Tuesday, February 4, 2020, Jeff Hunt

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, Connie Pease

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, Ginny Fitzjarrald

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, Nikki Hebert

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, Connie Pease

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, Sue Weinstein

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Sue McElroy

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Nikki Hebert

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, Connie Pease or Ginny Fitzjarrald