U.S. Navy Crew Enjoy Yoga

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Oct 24, 2008

Mind-Body-Spirit News

Crew of the USS Bonhomme Richard have been practicing yoga on the ship’s flight deck since mid-July, according to Lt. Diana Tersak, who organized the weekly sessions. The class instructor, Lt. Krysten Pelstring, says, “The first session was fantastic. We filled up flight deck triage, and everyone seemed very satisfied with their first shipboard experience. I’m pretty sure people were relaxed.”

Tersak initiated the classes to help sailors rest mind and body after 6 days per week of physical training. The class will be offered weekly on Sundays.

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA, is the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in Los Angeles, California, and Zurich, Switzerland. Two of her books, The Walking Deck and The Strength and Toning Deck, are now featured as iPhone apps. Contact her at www.shirleyarcher.com.