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Virtual Chair Yoga

Virtual Chair Yoga

What is Chair Yoga? This gentle form of yoga is specially designed for seniors and people with disabilities to help them strengthen, stretch and tone the body, and to connect body, mind and spirit. 

Students will need a sturdy chair and an area free from clutter and noise. The class begins with a brief meditation, followed by gentle warm-ups seated and breath exercises while seated. Standing and balance poses will follow and students are encouraged to use the chair for support, or can continue following in their seats if necessary. Class will finish with a final relaxation/ mindfulness meditation. 

Everyone of all abilities and mobility is encouraged to attend these classes.

This program is held virtually via Zoom. Registration is required to access the meeting. 

Zoom meeting information will be emailed 3 hours before the start of the program.

For more information contact Eileen Carey at escarey@aol.com or (914) 525-6318.

Dates & Times:
11:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday, March 16, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday, March 23, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday, March 30, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday, April 6, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday, April 20, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday, April 27, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday, May 4, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm, Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Campus:
River Vale Public Library
Audience:
  Adults     Seniors  
Categories:
  Health & Wellness  
Registration has closed. (This event has to be booked as part of a series)

Renew, Restore and Rejuvenate in Body, Mind and Spirit Virtual Chair Yoga for Seniors and People with Disabilities with Eileen McGovern Carey, E-RYT-500

What is Chair Yoga? This gentle form of yoga is specially designed for seniors and people with disabilities to help them strengthen, stretch and tone the body, and to connect body, mind and spirit. Instruction will be led virtually via Zoom. Students will need a sturdy chair and an area free from clutter and noise. The class begins with a brief meditation, followed by gentle warm-ups seated and breath exercises while seated. Standing and balance poses will follow and students are encouraged to use the chair for support, or can continue following in their seats if necessary. Class will finish with a final relaxation/ mindfulness meditation.

Yoga is a conscious way to improve the quality of one’s life. It is about accepting oneself as timeless and ageless. Yoga is empowering. It boosts energy, helps improve balance, reducing the risk of falls; and increases strength, flexibility and mobility. It helps to increase mental
focus and concentration. Regular yoga practice assists in decreasing aches and pains and can help ward and control chronic conditions. It brings the practitioner into a calmer, more relaxed and peaceful state.

Equipment needed: a sturdy chair (no arms is preferable, although if a student needs more support an arm chair is beneficial), a yoga strap or tie or belt. Turn off television, radio, phones to reduce distractions.


About Eileen McGovern Carey, E-RYT-500: Eileen Carey is a registered certified yoga teacher with 25 years experience teaching students of all levels and abilities. She teaches at senior centers, and assisted living residences in NY and NJ. She has a studio in her home in Tappan, NY. Together with her husband John, a physical therapist, they run True Balance & Mobility, Inc., providing yoga and physical therapy-based programs for individuals and organizations.


For more information or for private sessions contact: Eileen Carey at escarey@aol.com or
(914) 525-6318.


For technical assistance please contact Emily Chen at the Rivervale Library.

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