Yoga on the Green Spotlight: Valerie Williams


Grab your yoga mat and stop by for weekly yoga sessions led by instructors from throughout the region! Yoga on the Green happens every Sunday morning from 10AM - 11AM and every Wednesday afternoon from 5:30PM - 6PM, June 7 through September 27.

We spoke with the instructors who participate in this program for more insight no their relationships with yoga. This week we spoke with Valerie Williams from The Studio Cleveland.


Valerie’s goal is to provide yoga and meditation to underserved communities and people of color. She currently works as a yoga teacher with ZENworks Yoga, a local nonprofit designed to bring yoga and mindfulness to the Cleveland Public School system. Her style is generally Hatha-based, offering many modifications and breathing exercises to truly tap into your highest self.

Yoga has transformed Valerie's life in more ways than she can name. After crying for the first time in the camel pose, she knew she wanted to share this gift with everyone. Valerie has been a teacher all her life, so the decision to teach yoga felt effortless.


Her first brush with yoga was in her sophomore year at Kent State University, she needed the extra credit, she fell in love within her first week of classes and signed up for yoga again during her sophomore year at Kent State.


Practicing yoga also helped her find herself and connect her to likeminded people. Her Daybreak Yoga community inspires her yoga practice and makes her want to keep learning and growing for them. Valerie enjoys connecting with the beautiful community of Cleveland while teaching in The Square, "No city is better!" she said. For more information on Valerie's practice, visit this link. Our yoga sessions are family-friendly and designed for all skill levels. Guests will need to register in advance since space will be limited to 10 people. Find a Yoga on the Green session here.

When visiting The Square guests are expected to adhere to social distancing and the most updated state and city health guidelines.

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