'Healing Day' of yoga planned in Knife River
The Knife River Recreation Center will be transformed into a sort of yoga mall on Wednesday. Several forms of yoga will be offered along with meditation, massages and Spanish and Indian cuisine during "A Healing Day in Knife River," between 9 a.m...
The Knife River Recreation Center will be transformed into a sort of yoga mall on Wednesday.
Several forms of yoga will be offered along with meditation, massages and Spanish and Indian cuisine during "A Healing Day in Knife River," between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.at the recreation center, 199 Alger Smith Road.
"The community has been putting their hands up to volunteer whatever they can do," said Katie Olson, a yoga instructor who is leading several events and cooking authentic Indian food for the day. "It's easy. It's like it's flowing, and everything is coming together as it should."
Olson, 30, who teaches yoga as The Traveling Yogini, said the idea for the event came to her in a dream.
"The dream was that all these healers came together in a day," Olson said. "That was an amazing dream, but I thought, 'Where am I going to have this?' And I thought, 'Knife River.'"
Jodi Anderson, a member of the recreation center's Julebyen Committee, has been taking yoga classes offered by Olson at the center. She said it's an ideal spot for the event, with a building that includes a kitchen and restrooms, outdoor field and a children's play area.
The Knife River class was Olson's first after she trained as a yoga instructor in India, Anderson said.
"She has really connected with the community and wanted to offer this," Anderson said. "And the facility was a good spot to do it."
Most yoga sessions will be priced at $15, with children's play yoga at $12. For $75, participants can purchase a full-day yoga pass. Massage prices will be determined by the therapists. Olson, who learned yoga in India, is cooking the Indian food. It will be available during the noon hour on a donation basis.
If it rains, there's room for about 18 yoga participants inside the center, Olson said. There will be room for more if classes can take place outside. You can reserve a spot by contacting Olson at email@example.com .
The Knife River Recreation Center is off Church Road between state Highway 61 and Scenic Drive.