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April 7 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2022
Chair Yoga Classes
Join us at The Rosewell Centre for Chair Yoga classes, every Thursday between 9.30am and 10.30am.
The Rosewell Centre encourages a holistic approach to yoga that increases awareness and sensitivity to energy and vibrations, as well as improves flexibility of the spine through asanas, or yoga postures.
The yoga studio is warm and comfortable. A typical yoga class will begin with warm ups, then moves on to asanas (yoga postures) with pranayama (breathing practices), followed by relaxation
What is Chair Yoga?
Many, if not all, traditional yoga poses can be replicated as sitting yoga poses or yoga stretches using a chair or other props. This makes chair yoga both suitable and enjoyable for individuals at all levels of yoga experience, including older people with knee or back issues.
In our Chair Yoga classes we have adapted traditional yoga forms and postures to be supported chairs mainly but we also use straps, walls and aerial swings. Weights may be brought in to help strengthen bones. All the work is adapted to allow for full participation and enjoyment in the class.
Pranayama is always included to increase your sense of wellbeing. The current breathing repertoire includes uddiyana bandha, kapalabhati, vagal nerve breathing and ecstatic breath. You will leave the class with an enhanced sense of wellbeing.
What are the benefits of Chair Yoga?
Plenty of research has been undertaken that shows yoga to be an effective and safe way to increase physical activity levels, particularly increasing flexibility, strength and balance. Regular yoga practice is also beneficial for people with heart disease, high blood pressure and aches and pains (including in the lower back), stress and depression as well as enhancing your general wellbeing.
Can Doing Yoga Help Prevent Falls?
Yes! Balance and muscle-strengthening exercises, such as yoga, and also Tai Chi and Pilates, practised at least twice weekly are recommended to reduce the risk of falls, especially in older people.
Am I Too Old for Yoga?
Yoga is a brilliant activity for people of all ages, for both physical and mental wellbeing. People often begin their yoga journey in their 60s and 70s, with many saying that they wish they had started sooner. The Rosewell Centre has classes for all age groups and abilities.
Do I Need to be Flexible to do Yoga?
Yoga will enhance your flexibility and help you increase your normal range of movement, which in turn will make performing your yoga postures, as well as your day to day activities, easier.
Our Yoga Instructors
Sue Hix and Stefan Cunnington are our fully qualified and highly experienced yoga instructors who will guide you in your yoga class. Learn more about them here.
How to Book
Please contact us to make your booking.
£8 per class or block prices as follows:
£28 for 4 classes
£38 for 6 classes