EventsChair Yoga for Older Adults

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Chair Yoga for Older Adults

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Central Library in Copley Square

Description

Class Description

Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced while sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. You will learn calming postures and breathing techniques to open energy channels, release tension, and alleviate pain. This type of yoga is great for you to improve physical comfort, cultivate balance, and move easily through daily activities.

Chairs will be provided by the Boston Public Library. Registration is not required, but seating is available on a first come, first served basis. This class is presented in partnership with YogaHub.

About YogaHub

YogaHub was founded upon the idea that personal well-being is the essential ingredient for humanity to thrive. We believe that the practice of yoga, far more than what meets the eye, is a way of living that cultivates happiness and success. We aim to empower every individual with the practice of yoga, and to channel welfare throughout the pulse of every organization we serve. YogaHub provides virtual and onsite yoga classes for businesses, as well as professional development for yoga teachers. To learn more, visit their website, follow them on Facebook, and follow them on Instagram.

About the instructor

Adam Koslen, RYT 200, is endlessly excited to share his love of yoga. His goal is to inspire, unite and empower students to lead healthy, balanced, fulfilling lives. Among the many benefits, Adam practices yoga himself to lower stress, improve focus and health. Adam became certified at the world-famous Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. He currently teaches in Boston at the YMCA in Dorchester, Roxbury, and Chinatown as well as Luna Fitness Club.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I doing it right?

There are infinite ways to practice yoga poses, and thus, “right” is somewhat subjective. In fact, the classical yogic texts rarely even mention physical poses, let alone precise instructions for how to do them. Over the course of your practice, you will learn posture variations so that you can make wise choices in class or in your at-home practice. For more on “doing it right” check out our blog post on why you can stop worrying and love the process.

How do I prepare for class?

Class begins right on time; please arrive early. Clear your space and silence distractions so that you can get the most out of the experience. You will not need to bring any props. Wear comfortable clothes that you can move and breathe in. Refrain from eating for about one hour before practice.

I’ve never tried yoga or meditation before. Is this right for me?

Yes! Yoga and meditation are learned by doing the practice itself, not by prior study. The best way to overcome the fear of the unknown is to dive right in. You are most welcome to ask questions before and after class.


Programming like this is enabled through the generosity of a variety of public and private funding. To learn more and support our programming, visit the Boston Public Library Fund website.

This program is accessible to people with disabilities. To request a disability accommodation and/or language services, please contact the Adult Programs Department via programs@bpl.org or 617-859-2129. Please allow at least two weeks to arrange for accommodations.

Program:
Never Too Late Group
Suitable for:
Older Adults
Type:
Workshops & Classes
Health / Fitness
Language:
English

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