NVMM Yoga

WHEN:

Sundays – 9 a.m.

WHERE:

NVMM
300 W. Broad Street

Relieve stress, build resilience and maintain optimal fitness with our free NVMM Yoga program. Each Sunday, certified instructor Jennifer Ballou will lead each class through basic poses to advanced movements to help you find your inner peace of body and mind.

We maintain a welcoming and safe learning environment for all levels of experience, whether you have never taken a yoga class or you are an advanced student. Veterans and civilians alike are invited to participate and connect.

Classes are free, but registration is required.
Please note: Your registration includes the automatic signing of our Media Waiver and Release.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Classes are designed for any level of skill, from beginner fundamentals to advanced techniques. All skill levels are welcome!

Classes are free for everyone, but registration is required, and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Classes will have up to 40 participants, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. All participants must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Participants will be required to sign a Media Release waiver and a Liability Release waiver upon registration.

Wear comfortable clothing – something you can move in! Shoes are optional. The Museum has yoga mats and blocks for use if you do not already own your own supplies.

Meet your instructors:

Jennifer Ballou is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Warriors at Ease Assistant Faculty Member, Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant and Certified Professional Life Coach, sharing her passion for wellness and resilience with others, specifically the military community. She is also the Deputy Chief of Staff at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum (NVMM) and leads the NVMM’s Resilience and Wellness Program.

Jennifer’s classes are welcoming and accessible to all with equal parts mindfulness, movement, music and fun! She creates a safe space for you to look inward, connect with and come home to yourself.

Yoga has been a stabilizing force in Lindsay’s life for over a decade. A dancer growing up, moving in her body had always been a source of solace for her. She initially approached the practice from a purely physical point of view. However, the longer she did yoga, the more she began to apply it to everything — creating a better flow, not just on her mat, but in her life.

An anatomy nerd at heart, with a background in teaching both dance and Pilates, she completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Spirit Yoga in San Diego in 2019. She then spent the next three years teaching there. Prior to that she taught, lived and practiced in New York and Cleveland.

Nursing school brought her back to her home state earlier this year. She is currently in Kent State University’s accelerated BSN program. She has enjoyed the process of trying new studios and styles of yoga in northeast Ohio.

Cassie first discovered yoga through a high school gym class and it led her to practicing daily. Her daily practice relieved all pain she had through regular daily activities and then she found the beautiful practice of meditation. Cassie now teaches yoga at a few different places and specializes in Yin-Yoga, combining deep stretches and breath work as a way to calm the body and mind.

For Cassie, yoga is not only a practice on the mat but something she can carry with her daily – living in the present, using the breath to calm the body, and being mindful of herself and the world around her. It brings Cassie joy to be able to share the practice with others who can take what they learn and implement it in their own lives. She believes that everything needed to heal ourselves is already inside of us, it’s just a matter of tuning inwards and listening to our body and soul.

Heather Hensley is a graduate of Yoga on High, 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training, focused on Vinyasa.  She stumbled upon hot yoga in 2011 and was immediately hooked.  Through the process of teacher training, yoga became more than just a physical practice and has taught her so much about compassion for herself and others. She has continued her education with trauma-informed yoga training. As an instructor, she cares deeply about creating a fun and supportive environment.  

Heather is the wife of a Marine and a mom to three boys and two dogs.  She enjoys working out, watching movies, and spending time with her family. Heather is the Director of Consulting at J2 Strategic Solutions, a small business that assists safety-net health centers to obtain federal funding for underserved populations. She has a heart for veterans and finds the community at NVMM to be incredibly kind and welcoming. 

WEDS-SUN 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.
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