Physical activity need not be vigorous to improve health, according to the latest Surgeon General's Report. Physical activity at a moderate level improves your mood and sense of well-being. It gives you more energy and helps control weight. It improves balance and bone and muscle strength, preventing falls and fractures. It helps you live longer independently.

There are lots of ways to be physically active in Skagit County. The list below is packed with information to help you find out what is available in your area. To update or add a listing call Liz McNett Crowl at 360-428-2331 or e-mail lcrowl@skagitvalleyhospital.org.

Aquatics
Baseball
Basketball
Bicycling
Bowling
Cheerleading
Clubs
Community Facilities
Dance
Educational Organizations
Fencing
Fitness Facilities and Programs
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Hospital Programs
Inclusion/Special Needs
Karate/Martial Arts
Lacrosse
Parks And Recreation
Pilates
Rugby
Senior Centers
Skating
Soccer
Softball
Sport Facilities
Tai Chi
Tennis
Volleyball
Walking And Running
Water Sports
Yoga

Yoga
Organization: A Wing and A Prayer
Contact: Dunja Lingwood
Address: 619 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes 98221
Phone: 360 770 7891
Activities: Yoga practice, mixed levels, drop ins welcome. Group and private sessions.
Email: peaceishealthy@gmail.com
Organization: ALSO SEE COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND FITNESS FACILITIES
Organization: Bay View Yoga
Contact: Krista Squibb
Address: 13026 Persons Road, Bow, WA 98232
Phone: 360-333-9705
Activities: Group and private yoga sessions for all levels. classes are in a warm 80 degree room.
Website: http://bayview-yoga.com
Email: hotyoga@msn.com
Organization: Blissdog Yoga
Contact: Kit Muehlman
Phone: 360-466-3801
Activities: Anusara-inspired yoga instruction by the session or drop in at several locations in Anacortes and La Conner.
Website: http://www.blissdogyoga.wordpress.com
Email: kit.travis@gmail.com
Organization: Cascades Yoga and Neurotherapy
Contact: Kate Bowers, NDT
Address: PO Box 135, Bow 98232
Phone: 360-540-8878 or 360-766-4282
Facility Sites: Anacortes Community/Senior Center
Island View Elementary School, Anacortes
Bow Yoga Club
Home visits available
Activities: Group and private yoga, ages 5 and up. Integrates yoga with neurotherapy, weights, breathing, meditation. Can offer non drug help with ADD, ADHD, learning disablities and memory loss.
Website: www.neuroyoga.info or www.handle.org
Email: Kate@neuroyoga.info
Organization: Center for Holistic Wellness
Contact: Kathleen Sweeney
Address: 609 Murdock Street in Sedro Woolley, WA
Phone: 360-420-2630
Activities: Gentle and theraputic yoga classes for all levels.
Website: http://sedrowoolleyholisticwellness.wordpress.com/
Organization: Crescent Moon Yoga
Contact: Jennifer McFarland
Address: 521 Morris Street, La Conner
Phone: 360 298 0293
Activities: Yoga instruction and workshops for children and adults.
Website: http://yogalaconner.com/
Email: cmyoga@wavecable.com
Organization: Cultas Mountain Dance
Contact: Sylvia Trask
Address: P.O. Box 386, Clear Lake 98235
Phone: 360-856-4050
Activities: Yoga exercise classes for adults.
Organization: Hayloft Yoga
Contact: Jessie Tierney
Address: 15216 Colony Road, Bow
Phone: 312-857-3454
Activities: Practice yoga to the sounds of munching horses and that infamous smell all true horse people love! This unique class meets every Tuesday, 6-7:15pm in the upstairs hayloft of Double S Quarter Horses.
Email: retrojess@gmail.com
Organization: Maya Shakti Yoga & Wellness Center
Contact: Maya Shakti
Address: 708 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA
Phone: 360-299-3200
Activities: Maya Shakti Yoga & Wellness Center is a full-service studio offering a variety of group yoga classes, private yoga instruction, and healing therapies for all ages and ability levels. Please explore the website to find more information on specific offerings.
Website: http://www.mayashaktiwellness.com
Email: mayashaktiyoga@gmail.com
Organization: Quantum Health and Yoga Lounge
Contact: Scott Howe
Address: 121 Spruce Street, Burlington
Phone: 360-707-4296
Activities: Offers a variety of yoga styles and classes.
Website: www.qhyogalounge.com
Email: scott@QHYogaLounge.com
Organization: Riverwalk Yoga Studio
Contact: Shelley Dorland
Address: 117 N. First St., Suite 5, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: 360-588-4713
Activities: Riverwalk Studio offers small classes for therapeutic, gentle, flow, pranayama and prenatal yoga, as well as private yoga instruction.
Website: www.riverwalkstudio.com
Email: shelley@riverwalkstudio.net
Organization: Yoga Heart Space
Contact: Simme Bobrosky
Phone: 360-826-4840
Activities: Gentle style Yoga for all ages and abilities, with locations in Mount Vernon and Sedro Woolley.
Website: http://www.yogaheartspace.com
Email: yadi@seanet.com
Organization: Yoga through Burlington Parks and Recreation
Contact: Sherry Thostenson
Address: Burlington Parks and Recreation, 900 East Fairhaven Ave.
Phone: 360-755-0526
Activities: A flowing style of Yoga for all levels taught by a YogaFit trained instructor.
Email: msthostenson@gmail.com.