Benefits of yoga practice for older adults include improved posture and more efficient breathing (thereby improving the health of all the systems of the body) as well as restoration and maintenance of normal mobility and a healthy range of motion in the spine and joints. With yoga you can improve balance and muscle tone, strengthen the body, develop flexibility of the spine and joints and improve cardiovascular functioning while having fun.
Ageless Gentle Yoga
Gentle yoga stretches, postures, breath awareness and relaxation improve flexibility, strength and energy. Designed for those recovering from injuries, illness, inactivity or other health considerations. Students in the same group class may practice postures differently, or a different pose may be substituted if more beneficial for a particular individual. Students will work toward transferring safely to and from the floor. Emphasis is placed on developing knowledge of healthy aging and body awareness to practice yoga safely.
Ageless Level 1
A balanced practice that incorporates basic yoga postures, breath awareness and relaxation. Postures are modified to meet individual needs. Students should be able to transfer safely to and from the floor. Classes generally include a vinyasa flow of standing poses, guided by breath, for 10-25 minutes of class time to increase stamina and strength. Students continue to develop body awareness keeping the joints safe, increasing range of motion and improving balance.