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2301 Belle Chasse Hwy
Gretna, LA 70053
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Monday & Wednesday Evenings

6:00 PM

Tuesday & Thursday Mornings

9:00 AM

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An Announcement and Introduction

of our Yoga Instructor

Peter Spera.

Peter Spera, Yoga teacher for the City of Gretna, Adult Recreation, has recently completed an intensive five month, 200 hour certified Yoga Teacher training program.  This training is approved by the Yoga Alliance.  The training included extensive yoga practice, yoga philosophy and anatomy that included classroom study of how the bones, joints, muscles and tendons are utilized in the various yoga asanas.

Peter received his instruction under the supervision of Ms. Nathalie Croix, owner of Shanti Yoga Shala, New Orleans LA.

Ms. Croix has over 30 years of yoga practice and 15 years of teaching experience. Ms. Croix studied yoga in Mysore, India under the direct tutelage of K. Patabhi Jois. K. Patabhi Jois who died recently was one of the most recognized Yoga Masters known in the western world.

Peter has been practicing yoga since 2003.  He began teaching yoga through the Jefferson Parish Recreation Department (JPRD) in 2009.  He moved to the Mel Ott Recreation Center when the center opened in 2013. Classes are available on Monday/Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. and Tuesday/Thursday at 9:00 a.m.

Classes are open to all levels of experience.

"True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life.

Yoga is not to be performed, yoga is to be lived.

Yoga doesn't care about what you have been; Yoga cares about the person you are becoming.

Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga,

its essence must be embodied." 

Aadil Plkhivala, FIRE OF LOVE