Conscious Aging Workshop Series
One Saturday per month
Native Yoga, Juno Beach, FL and Online via zoom livestream
A zoom link will be sent 30 minutes prior to the event time to every person enrolled
$45 per session
or sign up for all 3 for $115
An on-going series of workshop classes to promote mindful living and movement, to address pertinent health issues facing older populations, and to honor the process of healthy aging through discussion and yogic exercises for improved vitality and health. All levels, all ages welcome.
DATES & TOPCIS
September 10th: Healthy Bones
-includes topics of osteopenia, osteoporosis and menopause
Osteopenia and osteoporosis are chronic health problems in Western society that affect more than half of the US adult population over 50 years of age. These conditions are more prevalent in women, with the onset of menopause. Exercises that include weight bearing, muscle strengthening, and safe movement are proven to have bone-building benefits. Yoga asanas are a wonderful tool for taking our bodies into dynamic ranges of motion to maintain bone density, and improve stamina and balance.
This workshop will introduce a regimen of yoga exercises for preventing and countering these diseases that weaken bones and make us more susceptible to fractures and breaks.
October 8th: Healthy Joints
-includes topic of arthritis
Joints connect bones and provide the human body with movement and support. Arthritis occurs from damage, degeneration, and/or inflammation to a joint, and results in stiffness, pain, swelling, and/or a decrease range of motion. It is the leading cause of disability in people over 55 years of age.
This workshop will introduce a regimen of balanced exercises and restful poses to support the joints. We will explore how yoga is an optimal, low impact movement practice to maintain range of motion in our joints as we age.
November 12th: Healthy Spine
-Includes topic of spinal conditions / injuries
There is a proverb that states, “You are as young as your spine is old.” As yogis, we feel the effects of intentional spinal movement in all its ranges of motion through our practice. In everyday sitting and moving, we often lose attention to our spinal position and health.
In this workshop, we address the natural curves of the spine, where we tend to get stiffest fastest, and follow a mindful series of postures to address common misalignments throughout the spine. Our consistent practice can increase suppleness, spinal mobility, and improve our posture.