What’s it like?

Residents gather in a common space before class where I am available to talk with them individually about their needs.  I find out about aches, pains and concerns they have and reassure beginners that they’re in the right place.  If there are mobility issues I’ll make suggestions (such as the assistance of a chair for some people).  I tailor each group practice to the individuals in it.  These classes address the whole person; physical laments like back and neck pain or sciatica, challenges that come with aging such as diminished balance as well as emotional difficulties can all be addressed.  I encourage community engagement.  Your residents will leave class feeling energized and cared for—with greater physical ease and vitality.

Benefits:

  • Adds value for residents wanting to maintain health and wellbeing
  • Preserves healthy range of motion for greater physical ease
  • Cultivates emotional well-being through community movement and physical exercise
  • Enhances balance and coordination
  • Decrease injuries through improved regulation of the sympathetic nervous system
  • Decrease illness through improved immune function
  • Alleviate common concerns such as neck, shoulder and back pain, sciatica

As an older yoga student who wants to practice as long as I can, I look for a capable teacher who can make accommodations for injuries, pains, and age-related idiosyncrasies.  I have found that in Laura Phoenix who is brilliant teaching yoga across the age span.

-Pamela George