If you've never tried yoga, here's your chance.
Academy of Yoga owner Monica Zielke-Cullinane is offering a free week of yoga from Monday, Oct. 29, through Saturday, Nov. 3, at the academy's new location, 1048 Independence Ave., suite 207.
The free yoga offer is not just for newbies, however. It's for anyone, including current students and other yogis.
Cullinane is Iyengar-trained (a form of Hatha yoga), and has taught yoga for 20 years. She said she also teaches a lot of therapeutic yoga for people with injuries or specific pain.
"I focus on the spinal column and nervous system," Cullinane said.
Yearly rent increases at the downtown 102 S. Fifth St. location forced Cullinane to seek a more affordable place to teach and hold special events.
"I'm really looking forward to this move," Cullinane said. "I'm grateful to my students, and downtown - I've enjoyed being there, but I enjoy moving forward.
"It's good to renew, transform. Change is good."
Cullinane has operated the Academy of Yoga since 2003, when she bought the yoga studio. The final classes held downtown will be Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8:45 a.m., and again at 10:15 a.m.
The Academy will re-open Monday, Oct. 29, with class offerings at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Visit www.academyofyoga.com for a complete list of classes during the week.
Cullinane also conducts 200- and 500-hour teacher trainings at the academy, the only registered yoga school in the Grand Valley.
The new studio is located in Independence Plaza, just east of Sam's Club.
For more information, check the website or call Cullinane at 970-683-0166.