Intro to Essential Oils Coupled with Yoga (Chippewa Falls)

5 week class instructed by Carolyn Thomas, Certified Yoga Instructor & Certified Aromatherapist, sharing the uses and benefits of essential oils in combination with Yoga. 

Week 1: Intro to essential oils & Yoga - The who, what, where, why, & how!
Week 2: Calming Yoga - Special breathing techniques with Lavender, Roman & German Chamomile oils. 
Week 3: Meditative Yoga - Combining breath (Pranayama) & body postures (Asana) with Serenity & other Grounding oils. 
Week 4: Invigorative Yoga - Strength & Power with Brave, Peppermint & citrus oils. 
Week 5: Healing Yoga - with lots of stretching using Frankinsence, Myrrh & Spike Lavender.

DATE: Thursdays, October 1 - October 29 
TIME: 6:00-7:00 PM
COST: $35 Member 
PARTICIPANTS: Min. 4 | Max.14 
INSTRUCTOR:  Carolyn Thomas, Certified Yoga Instructor and Certified Aromatherapist 
LOCATION: Chippewa Falls YMCA - Yoga Studio

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RIOT Running Club (Chippewa Falls)

Beginning to run can be intimidating, becoming a better runner can also be difficult - the Y is here to make it a bit easier. The RIOT Running Club will offer you the opportunity to work and run with a coach who will help inexperienced runners find their stride, as well as experienced runners improve their speed and endurance. Be prepared to run outdoors twice a week taking advantage of the beautiful Irvine Park and YMCA surrounding areas for runs. This group is open to experienced & inexperienced runners 16 years and older! 

YMCA COACH: Kacy Bresina 
WHEN: Mondays & Thursdays @ 5:30 PM 
October 5 - November 19, 2020 
WHERE: Meet near the Outdoor Circuit 
COST: $48 Per Runner | Member & Non Member
Runners must be 16 years or older

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10,000 Steps a Day Challenge

Who doesn't LOVE a challenge? Join the 6-week challenge to achieve a goal of 10,000 steps a day! Participants will receive a YMCA fanny pack and access to a trainer-led walking group. 

Challenge begins September 13 and runs for 6 weeks
COST: $10 Members & Non-Members

WHY 10,000 STEPS?
Well...did you know the average sedentary person may only average 1,000-3,000 steps a day? The American Heart Association uses the 10,000 steps metric as a guideline to follow for improving health and decreasing risk of heart disease, the number one killer of men and women in America. 10,000 steps is a rough equivalent to the Surgeon General's recommendation to accumulate 30 minutes of activity most days of the week.


  • Maintain a healthy weight and lower BMI
  • Prevent or manage various conditions, Strengthens your bones & muscles
  • Improve your mood & increase energy
  • Improve balance and coordination


  • Take a walk with your spouse, child, or friend
  • Walk the dog
  • Use the stairs instead of the elevator
  • Park further away when going to the grocery store
  • Plan a walking meeting

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