CHAIR YOGA

Chair Yoga classes in Totland Bay, Isle of Wight

Doing yoga on a chair

Chair Yoga is a fantastic way for senior people to lubricate joints, loose and stretch painful muscles, stimulate blood and lymphatic flow, improve posture and balance.  

The class is suitable for people who don't want or have difficulty getting down on the floor and prefer the support of a chair.

As yoga doesn't need to be complicated to be effective, the poses are gentle and accessible to even the most elderly

How is a chair yoga class going?

We start the class sitting on a chair doing joint rotations, gentle forward bends, spine twists and stretching arms and legs.

When we stand, we practice balance poses with one or both hands on the back of the chair as support. For younger and more active seniors we’ll just use the chair as an optional prop.

We don’t lie down on our fronts or backs like in a regular yoga class.

Most of the time, classes include breathwork exercises to increase awareness of breathing and lung capacity.

At the end of the class, we always take the time to do a conscious relaxing.

Before starting a yoga practice, a general check-up with a doctor is recommended, especially for anyone who has not exercised for some time or who has ongoing health problems such as high blood pressure, heart condition or osteoporosis.

What do you need?

  • Comfortable clothing that does not restrict your movement. Don't wear anything tight around the waist. This will bother your stomach during some of the bending or twisting movements. 
  • It's also nice to be barefoot so you can move your ankles and toes freely.

Time, Venue, Cost & Booking

TIME

Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

VENUE

Church Hall, The Broadway, Totland Bay PO39 0BW

The War Memorial Bus Stop located on The Broadway is very close to the Church Hall.

There is a car park next door and it is usually very easy to find parking on the street.

COST

  • £10 for a single class
  • £50 for a pack of 6 classes

The video recordings below are 45-minute chair yoga practices done on Zoom for the Blue House Club of Elizabeth House Community Centre, London.
You can find more video recordings on their Youtube Channel by clicking here.