Senior Yoga

 

Yoga that supports the ebb and flow of life

Benefits of senior yoga:

  • PREVENT FALLS (or help recover from falls) by practicing balance and stability
  • BUILD ENDURANCE to keep up with those grandkids!
  • KEEP THE BRAIN ALIVE! Practicing mindfulness keeps all those years of wisdom front and center - use it so you don't lose it!
  • MOVE, MOVE, MOVE - Bodies need movement to build strength and flexibility - healthy movement decreases pain and stress on the body
  • BUILD COMMUNITY - With lots of life changes (finances, family, moving, retirement, health concerns) it's important to be with people who understand and support you
  • BREATHING TECHNIQUES increase oxygen for healthy respiration - also great coping strategy for mental and emotional health
chair yoga 2.jpg

Senior CHAIR yoga

Mondays 12:00-1:00

Chair yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available - a unique yoga style that adapts yoga positions through creative use of a chair. Poses are done seated in the chair and the chair is used for support during standing and balance poses. The class is custom-designed and modified so that even those with health restrictions, decreased range of motion, and physical challenges, can enjoy the benefits of a yoga practice. Emphasis is on breathing and taking things at your own pace. Each class consists of:

  • Welcome greeting: thought of the day/intention and simple breathing techniques
  • Seated warm-up
  • Gentle stretching of the upper body, back, lower body (seated then standing using chair for balance)
  • Seated cool-down 
  • Guided meditation and relaxation

 

    senior yoga mat.jpg

    Senior MAT yoga

    Wednesdays 12:00-1:00

    Senior mat yoga is a specialized form of yoga - perfect for seniors who are still able to move fairly well (getting up and down from the floor).  The class is structured with particular attention to common injuries, ailments, and life stressors.  The instructor provides modifications and accommodations specific to this particular age group.   looking for a peer group to practice with and specialized instruction with age appropriate modifications. Each class consists of:

    • Welcome: Intention and breathing
    • Warm-up
    • Yoga 'flow' -  (combination of floor and standing poses)
    • Cool-down 
    • Guided meditation and relaxation

      $10/class

      First class is FREE!