Yoga Over 50As we age, it becomes more and more important to build strength and flexibility in order to maintain healthy joints and bones. We can't stop the aging process, but we can manage many aspects of it. A regular yoga practice can build and maintain your strength, flexibility and balance – all critical aspects to wellness at any age. Join Linda and her community of over 50 yogis and yoginis for a gentle introduction to yoga. Linda helps students work from their own level of flexibility, strength and balance. Classes will cover basic yoga poses that form the foundations of a yoga practice. Bring an open mind, a body ready to stretch, and a sense of humor.
We offer two classes each week:
Monday, 10:00am - 11:15am
Friday, 10:00am - 11:15am
About your instructor:Linda Martinez has extensive training that makes her uniquely qualified to teach yoga to students over 50. In addition to her 200-hour yoga certification, she has taken two nationally recognized teacher trainings at Duke Integrative Medicine that focus on the challenges and benefits of yoga to seniors and cancer patients. She is certified in both Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors and Yoga of Awareness for Cancer. These certifications provide Linda with the expertise to work with an aging population. She knows how yoga can alleviate some of the common physical changes that accompany aging. Read more about Linda on her bio page.
Testimonial from a Yoga Over 50 student:
"There are so many benefits to yoga that it's difficult to determine what is most valuable to me, but the best thing I receive from my yoga practice is the confidence to be myself and accept myself as I am. As an un-athletic woman who started practicing yoga in her mid-50's,,I can truly say that yoga has made me stronger both mentally and physically. In the four (4) years since starting yoga, I am more patient with myself and others and more easy-going than I was before starting yoga. I am also much more flexible and I even stand taller -I actually grew a quarter of an inch in height! I am confident these things would not have occurred if I hadn't started practicing yoga. My only regret is that I waited so long in my life to do so. " D, age 56