Gentle Chair Yoga (Drop-In Open to Public)* 

 

Thursdays 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

November 3, 2022 - December 22, 2022*

Pender Island Community Hall: 55+ Maintain Your Independence program

4418 Bedwell Harbour Road, Pender Island 

Drop-in $7 per class. 

This practice involves gentle stretches and strength-building supported by a chair, coordinated with breath awareness, guided meditation, and a friendly welcoming atmosphere for adults ages 55+. There is no need to get up or down from the floor, and any standing postures are supported by the chair with the option to practice from remaining seated. 

Chairs, yoga blocks and straps are provided. If you find that your feet do not easily reach the floor from seated, you may wish to bring a couple chip foam blocks or a thick mat to help the floor reach your feet (contact for more info if needed).

*Please note that I am substitute teaching this class for November and December. It is planned to continue as an ongoing weekly drop-in with the regular teacher Joy come January 2023. 

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PAST OFFERINGS

Gentle Chair-Based Movement

Wednesdays 12:30 - 1:30 PM 

September 2020 - March 2021 

Victoria Cool Aid Society - Hillside Terrace - Assisted Living for Seniors 

This practice involves gentle movement, breath awareness, laughter and social connection designed for older adults with limited mobility.

 

  • Ease stiffness and chronic pain.

  • Maintain and improve range of motion, strength, and balance.

  • Exercise cognition, left/right brain connection, and coordination. 

  • Build community through this fun and accessible practice in a relaxed and welcoming environment. 

 

Most of each class is practiced seated in a chair, with occasional options for standing postures holding onto the chair for support (seated versions always available). 

Open to all residents of Hillside Terrace.