Chair Yoga – All Levels

TUESDAYS AT 11AM: Pull up a chair! All ages and mobility levels are welcome.  Learn breathing techniques, easy stretches, and specific yoga poses adapted for the chair. Props like blocks and straps are used to help support, achieve, or deepen a pose.  Improve your balance with standing poses that use the chair for support, if it’s in your practice.

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 We underline the importance of focusing on the breath, as breath-connected movement is essential for health and well-being, fusing mind and body.  Come refine your posture, improve balance, strength and flexibility – in a supportive and relaxing community environment. It’s called a “practice” because there is no “perfect” in yoga.forwardfold_strap_angles.jpg

MEETS EVERY TUESDAY AT 11am

Swarthmore United Methodist Church is right next door to the public library and borough hall – 129 Park Avenue.  This beautiful church is wheelchair accessible and offers metered parking right out front and in the Borough Hall lot next door.

  • Drop in Rate is $15 per Class
  • 5 Class Card – $65 ($13 each)
  • 8 Class Card –  $80 ($10 each)

Class cards are valid for 6 months with some exceptions made for circumstances.

Payment Methods and Pricing Structure – We accept cash, check, or you can Pay online via PayPal, even if you don’t have a PayPal account.

About the Instructor: Ann MacMullan Jeans, a native of Swarthmore, is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and teaches in the Philadelphia area with her company Team Sun Wellness. Ann believes in the healing power of yoga and meditation for everyone, no matter what age, level of fitness, or life circumstance. For more information, email Ann at info@teamsunwellness.com.
This class means hope for me to have a better life! Sciatica pain had sapped my energy and I knew I couldn’t do most yoga poses. Chair yoga gives me relief; makes me feel stronger in body and mind. It’s something I look forward to. It’s a gift.” – Carol L.

Learn more about the Benefits of Yoga and what our students say about our classes!

Yoga for Every Body

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.

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We truly believe yoga is for everyone, that’s why we offer mat and chair sessions for all levels. Feel free to explore our Wellness Offerings for more details on when and where.

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. It’s NEVER TOO LATE to start! The students we work with on a weekly basis report improvements in balance, flexibility, posture, and breathing; and they leave our classes “in their happy place.”

“I have been a grateful student in Ann’s yoga classes for a couple of years. As an older yoga practitioner who has worked with other teachers in the past, I have especially appreciated her non-judgmental and very encouraging approach. Her classes offer increasing challenges for students to stretch their bodies and their repertoire of yoga poses, but always in a compassionate, supportive, and peaceful atmosphere. In addition, her subtle humor and intention to connect personally with her students makes practicing yoga just plain fun. As Ann expands her teaching opportunities, I hope to follow her for as long as I can move my body!” – Judy S.

“Brian’s men’s yoga class is great! I started up going to his Sunday morning class a couple months ago and I couldn’t be happier. Brian’s very knowledgeable and works with you to get you stretching a little bit more each time. He works on fundamentals and builds on that to really get some under-used muscles working.” -Christopher A.