Move it and lose it: Salutations adds instructors, classes

photo Esther Petrocine has established a business she's calling Salutations Studio that features yoga and dance classes for all ages.

You know you’re going to make that New Year’s resolution to get in better shape, maybe lose some pounds, so here are some gals who will help you out.

Esther Petrocine has established a business she’s calling Salutations Studio, and she and other highly qualified dance and yoga instructors have now organized a variety of movement classes at The Place adjacent to the Methodist Church on Third and Lake in Joseph.

Petrocine is a movement educator and creative instructor who began as a dancer and athlete in Laramie, Wyoming. She has a bachelor’s in human physiology and a minor in dance from the University of Oregon; trained as a YogaFit teacher and a Stott Pilates instructor and taught at various gyms; and completed a 200-hour training with Alison Alstrom in Anusara Yoga. She puts all that education and passion to work in her teaching.

Now, she’s back in a small town and combining all her skills with a deep appreciation for the spiritual and physical growth available through yoga and dance.

If you’re looking to aid spiritual growth, your ability to stay present, face the trials and tribulations of modern life by tuning into your body, or overcoming chronic pain, the folks at Salutations are ready to help.

“My aim is to offer an inclusive space for each individual to come as they are, to deepen their relationship with self, tap into their own inner wisdom, and to feel empowered through movement,” Petrocini said.

A full winter schedule has been drawn up with youth classes consisting of a mashup of jazz, fusion and foundations of ballet; introductory ballet; Prana flow 12-week yoga workshop; Mindful Flow Yoga; Core Yoga; Purely Restorative Yoga; EveryDay Movement and open level ballet classes.

See all the details on their Facebook page and preregister by calling 503- 706-5141 or emailing You can also visit them at

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