Older adults often struggle to find an exercise routine that’s low impact and offers physical and mental benefits. Yoga for seniors is the perfect way to stay in shape and offers numerous benefits such as strengthened bones, improved balance, better sleeping habits, and pain relief. Our instructors will guide you through a series of gentle yoga flows that are designed specifically for seniors. Explore our yoga for seniors classes and discover the benefits yoga offers.
Created by Glo
9 classes • 269 mins
An invigorating yet gentle practice, ideal for aging bodies, beginners, and those with limited mobility. This class uses a chair throughout for support in both seated and standing postures. Begin with a dry brushing technique and diaphragmatic breathing to wake up the body then seated Cat-Cow, Figure-Four, and Twists offer a supportive stretch. Repeat this class any time your body needs some extra TLC. Props Required: Chair, dry brush.
Move in all 6 directions with an emphasis on stabilizing as you increase your range of motion. As we mature, we become less interested in the extreme possibilities and embrace a middle, sustainable path. Includes essential core work, forward and backbending, side-stretching and twists. Practice regularly to sustain your feeling of youth and vigor! Props Needed: A blanket.
This class was designed to get your parents on the mat, no matter their age. You'll move slowly with a focus on bringing strength, balance, and postural awareness to your body, often while supported by a chair. It's a beautiful thing when families practice together and it's never too late to start! Props Needed: A chair.
Learn how to modify poses in the face of bone density loss while helping to build more stability in your bones, joints, and connective tissues. Using the wall and a chair for support, explore options for down dog, standing balance pose, plank, tree, warrior II, and chair pose, focusing on the importance of stressing the bone to strengthen it. Props Needed: Two blocks, a chair, and wall space.
A gently-paced sequence designed for the bigger body. But don't let that fool you! This is a dynamic, well-rounded class that will benefit everybody. Enjoy a simple, fun series of poses that includes creative use of a chair, moving through lunges, chair pose, twists and hip openers. One of the benefits you will find is a renewed sense of commitment to your practice. Touching your toes is not required, however putting in your best effort is highly encouraged. Props Needed: A chair.
This gentle, yet effective class provides a complete practice for strengthening the whole body while seated safely in a chair. Begin with simple stress relieving shoulder circles, then move into some side bends, hamstring stretches, and spinal rolls for mobility. Your practice will peak with a gentle arm series that can be done with or without hand weights, then cool down with hip openers and a spinal twist. You’ll be surprised how challenged you can feel while preserving your safety, integrity, and alignment. Props Needed: A chair and light weights.
A steady paced class to tap the bone essence. As you age, your bones become lighter and less stable. In the spiritual traditions of India and China, the bones that hold the marrow are thought to house the deep life force. Practice standing and supine poses in order to tap the bone energy and move from the body's deepest essence. Begin on the floor and then move to standing as you connect to your bones. Props Needed: A block, bolster, blanket and a strap.
Meditations involving visualization and intention setting can be powerful supportive practices, allowing you to have greater agency in your own healing and recovery. Visualize a positive healing outcome to any health challenges you might be facing, imagining your cells repairing and experiencing a full-body connection.
Move slowly and deliberately in this class that is mindful of bony density loss. Focus on keeping your spine long and strong while working your core, arms, and legs with moves like curls, clams, and shaving using light weights. Props Needed: A set of light weights.