Lyon County School’s Community Education department is hosting a weekly virtual yoga class on Mondays at 4:30 p.m. with Trilogy Performance Sports Yoga instructor, Jannette Parent.

Parent teaches the $6 class from home due to COVID-19 restrictions. A portion of the proceeds goes toward Imagination Library, which sends free books to Lyon County children ages 0-5.

Parent is a Princeton resident who coaches and instructs at Trilogy Performance Sports, where she has been teaching yoga for about 8 or 9 years. “It really helps with every facet of my life: mentally, physically, and spiritually.”

Quiche Matchen, Lyon County Schools community education director, approached Trilogy Performance Sports with the interest of starting a health and wellness class at the school.

“She and I put our brains together and came up with a good class to have,” Parent said.

Initially, classes were taught at the school district as well as at Trilogy in Princeton, however, COVID-19 restrictions have forced some classes to move online.

The class is for adults and teenagers. The Monday class averages about 8-10 participants.

Currently, she teaches six classes a week and makes the yoga video recordings available to Trilogy members.

Parent is also an artist for hire. She has been commissioned to work in local communities, including Princeton.

Imagination Library is the program partner that is responsible for distributing the books. It started in 1995. The year 2020 marked a 150-million book milestone for the program, which is now active in five countries.

This collaboration has been going for about three years, Parent said.

Lyon County Community Education’s purpose is to provide accessible educational, recreational, cultural initiatives that benefit Lyon County residents and nearby communities. The program is sponsored by the Lyon County Board of Education and the Kentucky Department of Education.