Chair Yoga for Seniors and the Health-Challenged
Improve your posture, strength, range of motion, sense of well being, flexibility, and balance plus reduce your pain level in this class. "You don't realize how much you need this class until you do it," was the comment of a new student. We work for 40 minutes sitting in a chair and for 20 minutes standing behind a chair. Breathe, laugh and smile.
Type of Event
- Core Strength
- Special Needs
- Yoga Therapy
A new series of 12 classes begins Wednesday, September 28 to December 21. No class Thanksgiving week.
Classes are from 2 to 3
Wear knit clothes and bring a water bottle
$120 for 12 classes in a series. Individual classes cost $14/class.
"Physical inactivity is the strongest predictor of unsuccessful aging." according to University of Florida research on aging. Sitting is dangerous to your health in many ways and as a society we all sit too much. The time has come for you to learn how to sit and be healthy; how to stand to gain strength and energy; and how to move so you get to the root of your problems.
Janet Rae Humphrey, E-RYT, is an experienced registered yoga teacher with extensive training in teaching seniors, therapeutic yoga, mindfulness and the brain. She works in senior living centers and has taught in a rehabilitation hospital. With a background in medical research she brings a wealth of information on yoga and health conditions into the chair yoga practice. She is experienced in working with individuals who have fibromyalgia, arthritis, high and low blood pressure, joint replacements, back pain, sciatica, joint instabilities, stroke recovery, pain, depression, anxiety, stress and other medical conditions.
During the class you will learn different methods of breathing, meditation and yoga postures. Janet wrote a 394-page book, Age Without Limit - Over 200 Chair and Standing Yoga Poses for Seniors and the Health-Challenged.
People who range in age from 50 to 96 who have practiced yoga with Janet for the last five years show significant improvement in their strength, balance and ability to walk unassisted.
Sign up today and bring a friend with you. This class should not be missed if you are 60 and older and have never done yoga or practiced years ago. Try it and you will love it.