Chair Yoga – Get Fit Where You Sit!
This innovative way to strengthen and lengthen the whole body was developed by Lakshmi Voelker-Binder, E-RYT 500. Lakshmi is a certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor and has dedicated her career to ‘creating accessible paths to wellness’.
"The chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of your body allowing you to take full advantage of yoga’s amazing fitness and health potential in a supportive way." -- Lakshmi Voelker-Binder
Chair Yoga Benefits All Ages & Fitness Levels
In addition to making yoga’s benefits accessible to all, Chair Yoga has also been found to enhance the practice of experienced yoga practitioners as the chair provides a platform for safely deepening poses - allowing for strengthening and lengthening at new levels not achievable on the mat.
Chair Yoga is a great complement to our balance classes because we know that it's benefits ~ improved posture, flexibility and strength ~ contribute to stability and confidence on our feet!
Therapeutic chair yoga can provide many benefits for chronic health conditions such as cancer, osteoarthritis, diabetes, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, hypertension, MS, COPD, rheumatoid arthritis, GERD, and chronic back pain.
–The Mayo Clinic
What You Will Learn
You will learn gentle yoga postures, relaxation techniques and breathing practices.
You will learn how to strengthen and lengthen your muscles, improve your posture and progress your practice.
You will learn how to apply these benefits in your everyday activities: energy conservation, endurance and stamina, mobility efficiency, improved gait, posture & poise.
What to Wear to Class
Wear loose comfortable clothing.
Layers are always recommended so you can adjust and stay comfortable as your body’s temperature warms and cools down during your practice.
Light, supportive sneakers with a flexible sole are best.
Remember to stay hydrated and bring a re-usable water bottle!