Hawley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1575 Ridgway Road, will host free yoga exercise classes for students 6-11 years old.


Classes will meet on Mondays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 30. Space is limited to the first 24 students and/or parents who register. The teacher is Edna Morgan, a certified instructor.


“According to the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, this program’s purpose is to increase fitness, decrease stress, and improve mental focus in a noncompetitive manner,” a spokesman said in a news release.


“Some research also suggests that yoga can improve a child’s attention, relationships, self-esteem, and listening skills,” the spokesman said.


Each participant will be awarded a certificate upon completion of the program. To register or for details, call the church office at 536-1611.