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Elevate your yoga practice on Yuma Territorial Prison guard tower

Weekly class in historic setting runs through spring

YUMA, ARIZONA - Where better to work off those holiday feasts -- and elevate your physical fitness goals -- than atop the iconic guard tower of the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park?

You have that chance from now through the end of March as the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area sponsors "all levels" yoga classes on the historic tower known for its panoramic views across the East Wetlands.

Classes are held every Monday at  5:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for a single class. The instructor is Marie-Josée Griwold of Yogamour, LLC.

"We first offered yoga on the guard tower as a fundraising auction item," said Charles Flynn, executive director of the Heritage Area. "It's been such a hit that last year, we offered the opportunity to enjoy this 'only in Yuma' experience to everyone."

"Whether you're an expert or a beginner, this is a great opportunity to break out of your exercise routine and enjoy Yuma's beautiful weather and spectacular sunsets."

Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area is a nonprofit organization that now operates both of Yuma's state historic parks by agreement with the City of Yuma and Arizona State Parks. For more information about the classes, please contact Marie-Josée at 928-257-8496 or



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