Balance for Life with Alison
NEW 3-WEEK SERIES!
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:
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
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.
We will review the foundational balance exercises and add several yoga postures (using a chair or the wall as support).
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:
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