YOGA

CHAIR YOGA FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART (Workshop / Class 1.5-1 hours)

This creative workshop focuses on yoga postures done with the support of a chair. Seated and Standing work poses are beautifully blended into asanas that encompass a creative strength building and flexibility-promoting workout. A union of mind, body and spirit are at the heart of this program with special attention focused on activities of daily living and the ability to rise, fall and flow by oneself. Supported by a group of like-minded individuals, this program has far-reaching positive effects on aging exercisers of all shapes and sizes, building communities with a mindful attention to self-awareness. (Equipment: Chairs)

1. Explore ways for your active aging client to still participate in yoga
2. Discover creative tools to engage and connect the mind, body and spirit
3. Learn how to use simple props to engage clients of all levels
4. Learn poses best suited for the active ager to increase flexibility, strength and balance
5. Create a safe and effective environment to practice yoga for all ages


SOULFUL YOGA (Workshop / Class 1.5-1 hours)

Fill your soul in this Vinyasa Yoga class that flows gracefully and rhythmically from posture to pose with the greatest hits of Aretha Franklin as our guide. Focus on pose exploration while we blissfully drift through a journey of transformation and development. Leave with 15 seamless yoga sequences and music inspiration to rejuvenate and invigorate your classic vinyasa sessions.

1. Incorporate rhythm, grace and soul with movement
2. Focus on strength, flexibility and balance for Yoga
3. Discover ways to incorporate traditional poses with music
4. Fuse a fresh approach with classic hit music from an icon
5. Create a safe, unique and effective environment to practice yoga


SOUL YOGA: RHYTHM & BLUES (Workshop / Class 1.5-1 hours)

This vinyasa yoga class flows gracefully from pose to pose using the rhythm and inspiration of beautiful soul music. Enjoy Aretha Franklin as we drift on this journey through her greatest hits using each song as our focus of pose exploration and reorganization. Leave with 15 new flowing yoga sequences and song recommendations to rejuvenate and invigorate your classic vinyasa sessions.

1. Experience techniques used to mix rhythm and movement during your practice
2. Learn how dance can help with strength, flexibility and balance for Yoga
3. Discover ways to incorporate traditional poses with music
4. Explore how you can use dance to spice up your yoga practice
5. Create a safe, unique and effective environment to practice yoga


YOGA TOUCH (Workshop / Class 1-2 hours)

Enjoy this yoga class, which balances strength and stretch, earth and sun, power and grace. Learn valuable techniques to touch your students physically and verbally. Using body weight and light manual touching, experience ways to connect with your students to motivate them to better posture, proper alignment and greater challenge all within the effective environment of a yoga class. (Equipment: yoga mats)

1. Understand proper etiquette when working with students of all ages and levels
2. Discover a variety of techniques to bring your class to a new level through touch
3. Learn how to use verbal words to help generate a more meaningful practice
4. Explore areas of mindfulness and how to use it to create a deeper practice
5. Create a safe and effective environment to practice yoga for all ages


YOGA WITH A TWIST (Workshop / Class 1-1.5 hour)

Enjoy this rhythmic yoga class, which focuses on yoga poses that rotate. Put to 8 count music, this non-traditional yoga program mixes classic poses with a fluid array of position variations to leave both beginning and intermediate instructors a with a fun, new twist. (Equipment: Yoga Mats)

1. Experience graceful, flowing movements during your practice
2. Learn new patterns to help with strength, flexibility and balance
3. Discover techniques to incorporate traditional poses with music
4. Explore how you can use music to become more in tune to your yoga movement
5. Create a safe, unique and effective environment to practice yoga


YOGA FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART (Workshop / Class 1.5-1 hours)

Yoga has positive effects on inevitable decreases in power, strength, aerobic capacity and flexibility that occur after age 50. This session integrates both mat and chair yoga and focuses on maintaining independence, avoiding injuries and improving quality of life. Postural alignment, muscle/movement balances and maintenance of mobility create a union of traditional and restorative yoga perfect for active 50-90 year olds. A summary of the aging process blends with practical recommendations regarding safe and effective movement for multiple yoga poses creating vinyasas that every instructor can utilize. (Equipment: 1 or 2 Yoga Mats per person & Chairs)

1. Explore ways for your active aging client to still participate in yoga
2. Discover creative tools to engage and connect the mind, body and spirit
3. Learn how to use unique poses to engage all levels of clients
4. Learn poses best suited for the active ager to increase flexibility, strength and balance
5. Create a safe and effective environment to practice yoga for all ages