Members-Only Yoga

Laumeier Members at the Contributor level ($125) and above are invited to join Michelle Abounader at the Park for a one-hour, open-level yoga flow focusing on breath awareness and body alignment in the most common yoga poses. Participants will study posture as it relates to the feet, abdomen and skull, and talk about the benefits of yoga in the 11 body systems, especially the nervous system. All levels, including beginners, are welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat. Class is located in the Way Field and will be relocated inside the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center in case of inclement weather.

Contact Hannah Priest, Membership & Visitor Services Coordinator, at 314.615.5281 or hpriest@laumeier.org to register.


Michelle Abounader is the founder and owner of Dandelion Yoga. She is a former science teacher and triathlete, current wife and mother of four, and a passionate supporter of the Down syndrome community. Michelle relishes the opportunity to guide her students through the principles of alignment, breath and spiritual grounding, and invites them to manifest their own personal experience on the mat as they dive into the philosophical richness that yoga wisdom provides. Michelle has a 500-hour certification (E-RYT 500) with Yoga Alliance. She has been studying yoga since 1996 and teaching consistently since 2005. She is the co-founder of Rise ‘n Shine: Yoga for Ovarian Cancer, which she directed for nine years. Michelle's new event, 21 Sun Salute: Yoga for Down Syndrome Awareness, raised $12,000 for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis in March 2017.