'Thrilling Thursdays' to begin with Yogapalooza on Thursday in Downtown Mount Pleasant


Residents and visitors can enjoy an evening of healthy socializing in Downtown Mount Pleasant as Yogapalooza is set to begin the city's "Thrilling Thursday" event series.

Kicking off the city's 10-week series, Yogapalooza will be hosted by Redbloom Center for Community Wellness from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 16 at the Town Center.

According to the event's Facebook page, Redbloom will have their staff of holistic wellness experts to teach a yoga class. In addition to yoga classes, Redbloom will introduce their outreach services to the public, including astrology and life coaching, henna tattoos, cranio-sacral therapy, Reiki, naturopathy and holistic doula.

Kristin Batzner, co-owner of Redbloom said the event helps the community come together.

"What the downtown area is doing to provide a sense of community is spectacular," Batzner said. "I think providing free yoga for everyone in an outreach event is a really great way to get people to come and experience yoga for the first time."

The event will also include astrology and life coaching, henna tattoos, sacral therapy, and smoothie samples from Greentree Co-Op.

The yoga class will be taught on the lawn of Redbloom, according to the event's Facebook page. Redbloom is located at 206 W. Michigan St. in Downtown Mount Pleasant. Patrons are asked to bring their own yoga mats. 

The Thrilling Thursday series continues every Thursday until Aug. 18. Its purpose is to encourage residents to "#MakeDowntownYourDestination" this summer. The 10-week series will feature a different event each week in the city's downtown. 

The next Thrilling Thursday event is "Let's Ride with The Optimist Club" on June 23.