Yoga, tennis clinics come to Lake Junaluska
By Melanie Threlkeld McConnell
What better way to recharge the body and mind this summer than with yoga and tennis at Lake Junaluska?
Rumi Kakareka, a certified yoga instructor with 20 years of experience, offers a drop-in gentle yoga class for beginners or those needing a deep, restful style of yoga, at 10 a.m. Mondays in the Fitness Center at the Kern Building. He also offers Fitness Yoga, a more rigorous form of yoga, at 4 p.m. Wednesdays. No registration is required and each class is $10 per person.
Kakareka is also offering summer tennis clinics at the Lake Junaluska tennis courts. His Junior Intro Tennis is for pre-teens, ages 8 and up, who are just learning the game. Players will use smaller rackets and softer tennis balls. These clinics are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday through August, and cost $20 per session.
Tennis Basics is a clinic for adults and teens who want to learn the game of tennis for the first time or who haven’t played in a long time.
Teen Tennis Development is for teens already playing tennis who want to improve stroke production, strategy, power and fitness.
Kakareka also offers private and semi-private tennis lessons for those who want to work individually or with a partner to become a more effective tennis player. Private lessons are $20 per player per hour. Semi-private lessons are $30, which can be split with a partner.