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Wheeling Symphony Announces Its Upcoming ‘WSO on the GO’ Yoga Series

Ohio Valley yoga aficionados soon will get the opportunity to practice it with some musical accompaniment from a member of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra.

The Symphony announced Thursday that it will sponsor a WSO on the GO Yoga from January through May 2022. Classes will be held at the Scottish Rite Cathedral Ballroom at 9 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month.

Each month will feature a different local yoga instructor paired with a WSO musician. Events are free and open to the public; a free-will donation will benefit the charity of the instructor’s choice. All ages and levels of experience are invited to take part. Participants should bring a mat or towel and water.

“We had a very positive response to the two yoga events we held last fall,” Betsy Delk, the WSO’s Director of Institutional Advancement, said. “We thought it would make sense to put together a series with a set date, time and location, so that yogis and music lovers can make plans to attend. We had no problem finding yoga instructors and musicians who were willing to participate.”

The series will begin on Saturday, January 8th and will feature yoga instructor Lindsay Schooler and Barbara O’Brien, the WSO’s principal flute.

Schooler owned and operated Wheeling’s Happy Goat Yoga from 2014-20, and has been teaching an accredited yoga class at West Liberty University since completing her initial teacher training in 2012. She now has more than 500 hours of formal training and two decades of experience in the depths of inclusive, anatomy and trauma-informed yoga.

O’Brien, the WSO’s principal flute, holds a bachelor’s of music performance from Duquesne University. She has studied with Bernard Goldberg and Marcel Moyse in addition to her post with the WSO.

The complete listing of class dates, musicians and yoga instructors is set forth below:

– Jan. 8 — Lindsay Schooler and Barbara O’Brien, Flute

– Feb. 1-2 — Dr. Judy Romano and Tom Godfrey, Classical Guitar

– March 12 — Kylie Ignace and Jennifer Mangone, Viola

– April 9 — Rachel Goodman and Eliseo Rael, Marimba

– May 14 — Laura Hitchman and Juan Jaramillo, Violin


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