No matter your age, level of mobility or fitness, there is a yoga practice for you.
“Whether you’re a couch potato or a professional athlete, size and fitness levels do not matter because there are modifications for every yoga pose and beginner classes in every style,” says Dr. Natalie Nevins, D.O., on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association. Yoga is generally low-impact and safe when practiced appropriately under the guidance of a well-trained instructor.
Roll out your mat! We offer mat classes for everyone. We explore yoga just for men in our Men’s Yoga class, and deepen bonds with our partners in Partners Yoga! Learn more about starting a practice a bit later in life: Yoga for People Over Fifty.
You can also find us teaching community movement classes in the Wallingford Swarthmore area: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga. and Balance 101. Create balance between mind, body, and spirit by connecting the breath with movement during reclining, seated and standing postures.
Or pull up a chair. In our Chair Yoga classes, we teach the foundations of breath, posture and balance through specific breathing techniques, easy stretches, and yoga poses adapted for the chair.
In all of our yoga classes, we underline the importance of focusing on the breath, as breath-connected movement is essential for health and well-being, fusing mind and body.
Of course we love teaching in a one-on-one setting, as we can really target our student’s needs and customize each session accordingly – reach out to set up a private session! And be sure to check out our Events Page for special workshops and fun events.
YOGA IS GOOD FOR YOU: Harvard Medical School reports that the evidence is growing that practicing yoga is a relatively low-risk, high-yield approach to improving overall health. Yoga can reduce the impact of exaggerated stress responses and may be helpful for both anxiety and depression. And practicing yoga can improve mood and quality of life for the elderly, people caring for patients with dementia, breast cancer survivors, and patients with epilepsy.
It’s NEVER TOO LATE to start! Did you know that practicing inversions regularly is said to help prevent and even reverse senility? And did you know certain poses in yoga are considered weight-bearing exercises, and are good for preventing osteoporosis? The seniors we work with on a weekly basis report improvements in balance, flexibility, posture, and breathing; and they leave our classes “in their happy place.”
Find out more about rates on our Wellness Offerings
“Ann is an excellent yoga instructor and mindfulness mentor. After years of disappointing yoga experiences, Ann has renewed my enthusiasm for the practice of yoga. Her attention to my form and posture is encouraging and instructive. I like her meditative and reassuring instructions during our yoga practice.” – Robyn L.
“Highly recommended! I’ve been going to classes at Brian’s the past few months and it’s making a big difference. Brian’s a great guy and knowledgeable.” Evan S.