Yoga can help slow down the effects of the ageing process by maintaining muscle tone and flexibility, keeping the mind alert and awake, encouraging relaxation and strengthening muscles and joints. Its multi-pronged approach can encourage the body, mind and spirit to remain healthy and strong while reducing the effects of many age-related issues. In particular Iyengar Yoga is well suited to Seniors as we tailor the classes to suit ageing bodies whilst utilising the support of props (such as chairs, blocks and blankets) to assist with balance and technique.
Benefits of seniors yoga:
Reduces swelling in joints
Increases joint mobility and strength
Improves balance and stability
Reduces chances of having a fall
Improves cardiovascular health
Aids digestion and elimination
Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol
Improves blood flow
Improves mood and well-being
Aids recovery from surgery
Aids in the grieving process
Assists with depression and anxiety
COST: $20 - Single Class - Concession / Pensioners
OR: $170 - 10 Class Pass - Concession / Pensioners
Seniors Yoga Classes are held on Mondays 11am - 12pm
Heather Kitchen is the primary teacher of the Seniors Yoga Classes.
"Heather, your instructions are fun, inspirational and effective and you always make sure to show us alternative poses to protect our knees or backs. You have helped gently tone and stretch my body in a safe and encouraging way."
Lynette, 67 years young
"I am 70 years old and have been doing yoga for some 25 years. After moving into retirement accommodation I met Heather and attended her classes. Her leadership and attention to individual needs was exemplary which is important for us senior people. All her classes were enjoyable even though the ability of individuals varied greatly."
Judy, 70 years young
"I find Heathers classes most enjoyable and beneficial. I have gained strength, mobility and balance which will help to prevent falls later in life.
Trish, 69 years young