“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.

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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

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“I have an 18yr. old hip replacement, and a more recent knee replacement (with nerve damage from surgery). I have done water aerobics, but it is contra-indicated now due to the impact. The Chair Yoga class gives me the gentle stretches and movements that work. If you cannot do strenuous workouts or stand for long periods, Chair Yoga is the perfect exercise. The pace is perfect for older students.”

Jean March 28, 2016

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

February 2, 2016

Calendar

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Class Locations

Holden Senior Center

Marlborough Senior Center

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Sterling Senior Center

Retirement Communities

Southgate at Shrewsbury
Notre Dame du Lac – Worcester

These classes are open to residents only.