Dothan Botanic Gardens to Host Tai Chi and Yoga Classes from June | Local News

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Those who wish to practice tai chi or yoga in a charming and serene setting will have their chance from June.

The Dothan Area Botanical Gardens, located on Headland Avenue in Dothan, will offer yoga classes led by instructor Carmen Adams from June 6 and tai chi classes with Whitnye Rose classes on June 9.

Adams, who has over eight years of experience, will lead yoga classes every Monday and Wednesday starting at 9 a.m. in the Wedding Garden, located near the Rose Garden. Classes will last approximately one hour.

Adams completed his 200 hour Vinyasa Flow training with MH Yoga in Dothan, his 500 hour advanced training with Balance 30A Yoga in Florida and received his Yin Yoga certification at Fish Tree Yoga in Florida.

“I will always be a student of the practice and am deeply grateful for the loving wisdom my teachers have shared with me,” Adams said. “In my classes, I like to combine creative sequencing, breath-focused practice, and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice and find contentment within yourself on a daily basis.”

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Mats and blocks will be provided for yoga class or students can bring their own.

Tai Chi classes will also be held in the wedding garden beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday. Rose, who has a master’s degree in gerontology, is a certified personal trainer specializing in senior fitness, but classes are open to all ages. Each lesson will last approximately one hour.

Tai chi is the number one exercise recommended for healthy aging. Characterized by slow, graceful movements known as “shapes” that mimic animals in nature, the practice of tai chi creates a greater sense of harmony within. It is very user friendly as no equipment is required. Participants should only wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water.

The cost of classes – tai chi and yoga – is $15 for the general public and $10 for Garden members. No pre-registration is necessary. All skill levels are welcome.

For more information, call the Gardens Office at 334-793-3224 or visit