By Monika Spacilova
YOGA enthusiasts are calling on Murdoch Village to re-think its decision to drop free weekly relaxation classes.
Regular yoga classes are being axed from the winter timetable to make room for intensive boot camps next semester.
“I would like to see it stay,” says student Georgia McGee, a regular class participant.
“Doing yoga outside of the university is very expensive. It was great because the classes were free, and a great way to de-stress from all the work we have to do for university.”
Chanyce Edwards, another yoga devotee, wants the village to reconsider giving her regular class the chop, “I want yoga to stay next semester. It’s a good outlet and I think it has helped students relax, especially with all the exams and assignments coming up.”
But Kathy-Mae Tondut, the community manager at Murdoch Village, told Bounce News that the Monday evening yoga classes did not attract enough regular participants, so changes were made for next semester.
“There were times that only two students would show up to a class. We don’t want to waste money, so we made a poll asking students what sports they would like to have at the village, and boot camp training won by a landslide,” Kathy-Mae says.
Last year, the village held weekly boot camp training sessions outside the rec-room every Saturday morning. Next semester the new free boot camps will operate on Thursdays at 5 pm.
“I really enjoyed last year’s boot camp sessions and was sad to see it go. The trainer really pushed us to the limit and always made sure that everyone had a great time. I think everyone who took part will be excited about the new program,” says student Abdulla A. Alraqem.
“It’s really hard to find time to work out outside of university with all the work we have. It would be nice to have something more sporty and active at the village.”