Yoga classes offered on lawn of Illinois’ Old State Capitol

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Old State Capitol in Springfield is starting regular yoga classes on its south lawn. State officials say the classes will be every Thursday from 5:15 to 6 p.m. and accessible to all experience levels. The classes will focus on breathing and alignment-based poses. Claire Benoit will be teaching the classes. She’s a 5th grade teacher at Owen Marsh school and she leads yoga classes for the teachers there. The classes cost a suggested donation of $5, which will go to the Old State Capitol Foundation.