Yoga for Balance, the Greystones yoga studio run by Ann-Marie Larkin, offers chair yoga classes at the Shoreline Community Centre in Greystones each Thursday from 11.00am to midday.
These classes are as gentle as Ann-Marie’s regular yoga classes, but are more suitable for those with mobility difficulties or who have found regular yoga classes too challenging.
People who will benefit include seniors, those with back or leg problems, other mobility issues, a wide range of health problems, and wheelchair users.
Chair yoga takes a holistic approach, whereby the joints in the body are taken through their range of movements through simple seated yoga postures in a chair or using the chair. In addition to the posture work, the class also includes a short, centering breath-work and relaxation.
The class aims to give those with various health problems or limited mobility the beneficial experience of classical Indian yoga. Starting from a place of respect both for the student’s limitations and their comfort, the classes will, week by week, gradually improve mobility and rebuild confidence in the body and the breath.
- Seniors and over-55s
- People with limited mobility, joint or limb problems, or who use a wheelchair
- Active retirement groups
- 55+ groups
The physical poses used in chair yoga are an excellent form of exercise and benefit physical movement. Weakened muscles become even weaker if they are not used for hours on end. The negative effects include back pain, muscle cramps, weak bones, and joint pain. Regular chair yoga can counteract all of these and help restore ease and mobility.
Venue: Shoreline Community Centre | Mill Road | Greystones
When: Thursday mornings from 11.00am to 12.00pm
Cost: One class €10, or get six classes for €50 paid in advance
These classes must be booked in advance. If you are interested, please register your interest by email or phone and I will contact you before the start date.
To book, call 086 3076772 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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