Balance for Life with Alison


This safe and slower-moving class is designed for people who want to improve their balance but might have some physical challenges, be recovering from an injury, or just realize that their ability to balance has changed over time. 


We work gently to increase strength in shoulders, back, hips and legs; to develop better balance through a number of “foundational” exercises and yoga postures, while building core and breath awareness. The class ends with an extended guided relaxation for an overall sense of well-being. This gentle yoga balance practice will be done with a sequence of both sitting and standing postures, using the chair, wall and blocks as props. 


To gain maximum benefit, it is recommended that you attend all three classes in the series, as one class will build on the previous class.


Each 60-minute class will include:


  • short meditation

  • discussion on the importance of balance and how to improve it

  • gentle yoga practice to improve strength in the back, hips, and legs

  • sequence of standing yoga postures to hone balance ability

  • skills to improve core connection and breath awareness

  • interactive conversation on the subject of Bringing Balance into Our Lives

  • extended guided relaxation for overall well-being 


Week 1

The class will cover the fundamentals of balance and why we tend to lose our

balance as we age. In this class you will learn a series of "foundational" exercises,

which will improve your balance and provide you with simple exercises you can

do throughout your day.

Week 2

We will review the foundational balance exercises and add several yoga postures (using a chair or the wall as support).

Week 3

The class will review the foundational balance exercises and add movement to balance yoga postures ie moving from triangle to half moon (using a chair and wall for support).

All levels of experience welcome.


What to bring:


  • Yoga mat

  • Cushion or folded up blanket/shawl for meditation

Date: Saturday March 7, 14, 21

Time: 2:00-3:00 PM

Fee: $60.00, including taxes

Location: Barrhaven United Church, Upstairs





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