“If you can breathe, you can do yoga.”

‒ Krishnamacharya

Classes

How To Register

Please call the senior center to register for the class:

Holden Senior Center – 508-210-5570
Marlborough Senior Center – 508-485-6492
Sterling Senior Center – 978-422-3032

Different Classes to Choose From

Find the one that’s best for you…try one or more… ALL yoga classes offer mindful movements coordinated to your breath. We begin with a breathing and centering and end with a relaxation to allow the body to absorb all the benefits of our moving, stretching and releasing. You will leave class with an overall feeling of well-being and calm relaxation…ready to move into the rest of your day with increased energy and focus.

About the Class/Practice

  • Always work and move within your own body’s abilities.
  • Modifications and Adaptations are always offered.
  • Every student has advanced permission to NOT do a pose or stretch that is contraindicated for them, or would cause them discomfort or pain.
  • Take a break whenever you feel you need.
  • Gentle Chair Classes allow for students to remain seated during the short standing period. Seated alternatives are offered.

slider-4-classClass Descriptions

Gentle Chair Yoga – Beginner/Level 1

Gentle seated stretching, and breathing/centering along with basic yoga poses adapted for the chair. Some standing to increase strength and balance.

(Holden, Marlboro, Sterling)

Strengthening Chair Yoga – Intermediate/Level 2

Classic Yoga poses and postures both seated and standing to increase strength and flexibility, improving overall well-being. First half seated stretching and warm-ups, second half standing and balancing poses along with a modified sun salutation using the chair for support.

(Holden, Marlboro, Sterling)

Floor Hatha Yoga – Level 1/2
***MUST be able to get up and down from floor.***

Easy and basic yoga poses and postures that include lying on back, belly, seated (on floor) and standing/balancing.

(Marlboro)

Senior Center Classes

  • Students must sign in and register and pay for class according to specific senior center.
  • If you are a new Yoga Student, please contact the senior center of your choice prior to attending class for information about the registration process.
  • Please refer to descriptions of classes to assure that you are attending the class that is best suited for your abilities, as I offer a range of class levels.
  • Classes ALWAYS begin and end at the designated time (unless otherwise stated)
  • It is best if you can arrive at least 5-10 minutes before the start of class, to find your spot, and settle in, so that others are not disturbed or distracted by your late arrival. Some centers disallow late arrivals.
  • We begin each class with Breathing and Centering and end each class with relaxation/meditation. These times are silent, and without interruptions.
  • If you attend a class that requires a mat, please bring your own if possible. There are usually some extras at senior centers should you forget, or have not purchased one yet.
  • A Yoga practice is best with only a light breakfast or lunch. A large meal or full stomach may not offer you the best experience.
  • Dress comfortably with clothes that allow easy movement, and in layers as room temperatures vary, as does body temperatures.
  • Practicing without shoes is recommended, however students may keep shoes on if they prefer.
  • A closed water bottle is suggested to keep hydrated.
  • CELL PHONES must be turned off or silenced.

General

  • Inclement Weather Cancellations – Follows school cancellations in town of your class. For delays and/or confirmation, please call your senior center.
  • Consent/Release forms are required at each senior center.
  • Cost per class varies according to center.

Testimonials

February 2, 2016

"The yoga helped me relax and loosen some muscles. I feel taller, and more aligned now."

February 2, 2016

"I look forward to the Yoga Class; enjoying the movements, gaining knowledge and being with like minded people. The stretching has helped my joints. I feel stronger, and this summer I had the stamina to work in my flower and vegetable garden! Katie, you are a great teacher. I enjoy the entire class, and you make us all feel comfortable. I am amazed at what my body will do and weekly I notice subtle new feelings."

Calendar

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Class Locations

Holden Senior Center

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Marlborough Senior Center

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Sterling Senior Center

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Retirement Communities

Southgate at Shrewsbury
Notre Dame du Lac – Worcester

These classes are open to residents only.