For several years now, Townsquare Sunday has been touting the benefits of the Fitness in the Park program, a free outdoor yoga class for 10 weeks during the summer at Cushman Park in Fairhaven.

Jeff Costa and other certified yoga instructors have been leading the classes for a decade, promoting the benefits of good health, meditation and peace of mind.

The class, which is now attracting 150 participants, begins at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. On Tuesday, August 17, Costa and instructor Nanci Winterhalter will introduce a new program: chair yoga.

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Costa and Winterhalter said that chair yoga allows older folks and people who are physically challenged to still get great health benefits from yoga and take part in the fun at Cushman Park. Those wanting to join in should bring a sturdy chair to Cushman Park on Tuesday, Aug. 17.

Both Costa and Winterhalter bring a lot of enthusiasm to their work, and both are wonderful ambassadors for yoga and its teachings. You can hear that enthusiasm during their Townsquare Sunday interview:

Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs community heard every Sunday at 6 and 11 a.m. on 1420 WBSM. It features individuals and organizations striving to make the SouthCoast a better place to live and work.

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