Yoga for Healthy Aging

Date: April 15, 2019

Time: 09:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Uttara Yoga Studio

Mondays, March 11 – April 15 – 9:00 am to 11:00 am

One thing we know for sure is that change is constant – our bodies show us this overtime as we age and live. How you respond to changes in your body and how well you develop healthy responses to life as its unfolds, contributes to your contentment with your life as it is now.

Developed by Baxter Bell, MD and Nino Zolotov, Yoga for Healthy Aging (YFHA) is a practice on how to use yoga to cultivate your physical, mental and emotional health for a lifetime of well-being.

During this six-week workshop you will learn and practice:
-The scientific background that explains how and why yoga supports healthy aging.
-Essential yoga poses, sequences, and other health-promoting practices.
-Movement sequences for strength, flexibility, balance, and agility.
Yoga for managing stress, optimizing brain health, and experiencing equanimity.

Class 1: Introduction to Yoga for Healthy Aging. What is aging and what are the components to healthy aging? Explore how yoga influences your healthy lifespan through asana, stress management and yoga philosophy. We will sample some of the practices to illustrate the concepts. The class will close with questions and a restorative practice.

Classes 2 – 6: Learn about the four essential physical skills and yoga poses that support these abilities along with select yoga philosophy to help with equanimity.

Class 2: Strength based asana practice with restorative pose and meditation.
Class 3: Flexibility based asana practice with restorative pose and meditation.
Class 4: Balance based asana practice with restorative pose and meditation
Class 5: Agility based asana practice with restorative pose and meditation
Class 6: Integrated asana practice with restorative pose and meditation.

Fee: $100.00 early registration by March 5; after $110.00

Link: Yoga for Healthy Aging Website