Unwind Your Mind: Yogamosa and Wine Down Wednesday come to Vicksburg

Published 4:00 am Sunday, July 30, 2023

What could be more fun than a Yogamosa — perhaps a Wine Down Wednesday?

Vicksburg resident Lori Fagan has come up with what has become a fun and popular event incorporating yoga workouts and an adult beverage or two.

One day a month, women and men come together to practice the art of yoga. And after connecting with their physical, mental and spiritual well-being, they have the opportunity to socialize with friends while enjoying a mimosa or a glass of wine, respectively.

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Fagan, who is also the co-owner of the Rose of Clay Street LLC, said she first came up with Yogamosa, which is held one Saturday morning a month, as a means to encourage people to come to downtown Vicksburg.

“The Yogamosa event was just really born from the fact that I wanted to do something on a Saturday morning that would bring more people downtown to stay,” Fagan said.

Fagan, who is also a yoga instructor herself, said she is using a “team of instructors,” to teach classes with plans to add more.

“I’ve had a few instructors that have said that they also were interested, but our first class was with Maya Morris,” she said.

Morris is a Jackson resident who also leads yoga classes at the Vicksburg National Military Park on Monday mornings. Local resident Emily Williams has also served as a yoga instructor for the classes.

Vicksburg resident Becky Jolly said she enjoyed the Wine Down Wednesday yoga class.

“It was great. It’s a wonderful exercise for people of all sizes, all ages and male and female,” Jolly said.

Jolly said she has practiced yoga at home, but with the addition of some furniture pieces, she had to relocate.

“I don’t have a yoga spot now,” she said, but the second-floor space at Rose of Clay Street, 717 Clay St., where the classes are held, has more than ample room.

This past Wednesday, more than 30 people were able to take to the floor with their mats for the Wine Down Wednesday classes. All spirits are sourced from John Houston’s Fine Wine and Good Spirits, located on the first floor of the Rose Building.

The next Yogamosa class will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 5.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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