COLUMBIA, S.C., Wednesday, June 13, 2018 – Join Historic Columbia at Yoga in the Gardens from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Friday, June 22. Find your inner Zen with Good Company Yoga and focus on improving your mind and body by surrounding yourself in the serene gardens at the Robert Mills House.
“This yoga class is an excellent way to wind down after a long week,” said James Quint, Historic Columbia’s director of education. “The fresh air and easy pace of Yoga in the Gardens is the perfect break in today’s fast-paced world. Plus, all participants can enjoy a cold, refreshing beer before, during or after their practice.”
Stay hydrated with cold beer (during your practice, if you'd like!) and celebrate your work out with light refreshments when you're done. Participants only need to bring their yoga mat, accessories and water, and the beer and light refreshments will be provided. This class is open to all levels.
Although yoga will take place in the main front lawn, guests are encouraged to find peace with nature by exploring the four-acre grounds of Robert Mills, including “My Mother’s Garden” a cottage garden featuring a variety of blooming native perennials, fruiting Herbemont grapes and a fountain, and “The Founder’s Garden,” a secluded garden on the backside of the Robert Mills House featuring Historic Columbia Daylilies, which were bred and named in honor of Historic Columbia. Guests can also see a variety of blooming antique roses and a thriving collection of Herbemont grapes, a hybrid grape that was developed in Columbia in the early 19th century and become nearly extinct in America.
Yoga in the Gardens will take place from 5:30 - 7 p.m. on Friday, June 22 at the Robert Mills House & Gardens, located at 1616 Blanding Street. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Participants must be 21 or older. Advanced registration is recommended by visiting historiccolumbia.org, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (803) 252 – 1770 ext. 23.
About Historic Columbia:
In November 1961, a small group of individuals intent on saving the Ainsley Hall House from demolition officially incorporated as the Historic Columbia Foundation. Over the next five decades the organization, which was founded on the premise of preservation and education, would take on the stewardship of seven historic properties in Richland County. Today, the organization serves as a model for local preservation efforts and interpretation of local history. Visit historiccolumbia.org or find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube for more details.