Marina Bourantonis, the owner of Thavma Yoga, kicked off her yoga class in front of Sirius Day Spa with breathing exercises.
"We will do some heart openers to start the year with a nice, open heart," she said.
The yoga class was the beginning of Sirius Day Spa's New Year, New You event Jan. 12 at the spa at the Green in Lakewood Ranch.
Sirius Day Spa partnered with 3 Natives Lakewood Ranch and Modern Gents for the event, which benefited Sisterhood for Good.
Lakewood Ranch's Heather Lyon said the class was excellent and rejuvenating. She said the event was a reminder that people are not alone in their New Years resolutions.
Lakewood Ranch's Heather Bachtel, who is a Brain Health Scholar and LECOM medical student, said she was happy to be with like-minded individuals at New Year, New You.
"It's important to note that while the new year is a wonderful opportunity to address your goals and your health, you want to focus on building a sustainable lifestyle that can be maintained throughout the entire year and not just at the beginning of the year," Bachtel said.