Flexibility training is a helpful support as we experience the process of aging and healing and can restore the body to balance as we live with the stress that has become part of our everyday lives. It can also teach us new skills for dealing with the demands of busy lives, which often move at a speed which prohibits deep reflection.
The music used for this class is Christian chant and liturgy. The class begins with a very short reading as a bridge or transition to shift awareness from the outer world to the inner workings of spirit.
This leads into a series of modified sun salutations, approximately 15 minutes. The next 20-25 minutes section of the class is a series of standing poses. This section builds strength and somatic awareness of the body's alignment, preventing falls by building balance skills. We then work with a series of seated poses which, typically performed on the floor, are modified to be performed in chairs. This means that the poses may be performed by persons with limited mobility, joint injuries or replacements, arthritis or other conditions.
The class finishes with a brief relaxation, visualization and reading.
Classes are Mondays at 11:30 am in the Assembly Room. Wear loose clothes. Bring water and a yoga mat if you have one. Instructor is Julie Mueller, fitness columnist for Good Age and 35 years in fitness and dance.
Cost: $40 for 4 sessions or $15 for a single/drop-in class.