Class Offerings

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Yoga With Therapeutic Influences

This class is for all levels and anyone can attend this class as long as you can get down to the floor and back up two times.  A chair may be placed next to your mat if you need assistance.

This class is very gentle and slow moving with therapeutics influences. We will work on specifics but may not be in this order as follows:

  • Yoga for Healing (a restoration type class with gentle transitional movements between poses)
  • Yoga Therapy for Osteoporosis & Arthritis
  • Yoga Therapy for Anxiety
  • Yoga Therapy for Low Back Wellness
  • Yoga Therapy for Neck & Shoulders Wellness
  • Yoga Therapy for Fatigue
  • Yoga Therapy for Depression
  • Yoga Therapy for Chronic Pain
  • Yoga Therapy for Weight Management

Yoga Therapy covering everyday movements that may affect  our body such as carpal tunnel, joints, knees (we will towards strengthen upper knee), headaches, plantar fasciitis, spondylolisthesis and more.  

Yoga For Your Nervous System and Brain Function.  (we learn how yoga changes your brain and your health)

The class will be led by a certified instructor in Advanced Studies of Yoga with Therapeutic Influences and will keep your limitations in mind. During the class, you will be given clear instructions about what is going on in your body anatomically as we slowly move from one pose or movement to the next.  We start out with basics and include variations based on your need. We include alignment and grounding a breathing technique for healthy lung expansion, additional breathing techniques to settle your anxiety, nervous and lymphatic systems, joint movement for range of motion, stretching for a healthy muscle, gentle movements & rotation for a supple spine, balance for fall prevention, strength for self confidence and muscles, weight bearing, and restoration for relaxation.

Registration is encouraged by calling Certified Instructor Suzanne @ 910-308-8982. During this time, we will discuss any limitations you may have in order to keep you safe.  

Gentle Yoga
This class is for all levels and anyone can attend this class as long as you can get down to the floor and back up two times.  A chair may be placed next to your mat if you need assistance.This class is very gentle and slow moving with therapeutics influences. The sequence will be led by a certified instructor in Advanced Studies of Yoga with Therapeutic Influences and will keep your limitations in mind. During the class, you will be given clear instructions about what is going on in your body anatomically as we slowly move from one pose or movement to the next. We include alignment and grounding; a breathing technique for healthy lung expansion; additional breathing techniques to settle your anxiety, nervous and lymphatic systems; joint movement for range of motion; stretching for healthy muscles; gentle movement for a supple spine; balance for fall prevention; strength for muscle and weight bearing; and restoration for relaxation.Registration is encouraged by calling Suzanne @ 910-308-8982. During this time, we will discuss any limitations you may have in order that variations may be made to keep you safe.
Moderate Yoga

This class is for all levels and anyone can attend this class as long as you can get down to the floor and back up without assistance.

This class is gentle to moderate with some challenges. The sequence will be led by a certified instructor in Advanced Studies of Yoga with Therapeutic Influences and will keep your limitations in mind. During the class, you will be given clear instructions as to what is going on in your body anatomically as we slowly move from one pose or movement to the next.

We include alignment and grounding; a breathing technique for healthy lung expansion; additional breathing techniques to settle your anxiety, nervous and lymphatic systems; joint movement for range of motion; stretching for healthy muscles; gentle movement for a supple spine; balance for fall prevention; strength for muscle and weight bearing; and restoration for relaxation.

Registration is encouraged by calling Suzanne @ 910-308-8982. During this time, we will discuss any limitations you may have.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi (73 Form)

Developed by Dr. Paul Lam at the Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI), the program utilizes the Tai Chi Sun style for its ability to improve relaxation, balance, and its ease of use for older adults. The movements are taught to both left and right sides and with turns to move forward and backward to improve mobility and offer a variety of combinations. Tai Chi for Health is led by Board-certified instructor, Suzanne Tindol.  Each session includes the following:

  • Warm-Up and Cool-down Exercises
  • The class will be ongoing, practicing the sequence each week progressively learning the sequence to perform on your own. 
  • Breathing Techniques
  • Tai Chi Principles, Including those Relating to Improving Physical and Mental Balance

Movements are performed at a higher stance to make it easier for those that may not be able to get into the stance fully.  Movements can be modified to accommodate mobility issues for any participant and may be done seated as a seated exercise.

Tai Chi for Arthritis has been shown to:

  • Improve Balance
  • Increase Muscular Strength
  • Improve Mobility
  • Increase Flexibility
  • Improve Psychological Health
  • Decrease Pain
  • Prevent Falls

The program is appropriate for people with mild, moderate and severe joint involvement and back pain. 

 

Aerobics with Light Weights for 55+!

Each class consists of Warm Ups, *Medicine Ball Sequence, Weight Training (wrist and ankle), Resistance Bands and Stretching.Research, published in the
Journal of the American Medical Association showed that strength training just twice a week dramatically cuts the risk of fractures for postmenopausal women. After a year, participants gained bone in their hip and spine; they became stronger and their balance improved. Now more than ever we, as 55 years and older, need fitness
programs we can actually participant in, in order to accomplish our fitness goals. The class offered here is aimed for those 55 years and older. We go at a pace that will work for each individual.

This is what the 'Light Weights Fitness Program for 55+' can do for you:

Resistance training (also called strength training or weight training) is the use of resistance to muscular contraction to build the strength, anaerobic endurance and
size of skeletal muscles.

Ageless Grace Brain Health®

Exciting news! Our Ageless Grace Brain Health® class was just featured on WLOS!
Click HERE to view the WLOS TV segment!

Ageless Grace Brain Health® is a profound body of work that provides amazing results in all ages — yet it simple to learn, playful, easy to do - and FUN! This educational program introduces all ages and all abilities to the 21 Simple Tools for Lifelong Comfort and Ease™ of Ageless Grace Brain Health®. Each tool addresses a primary factor that causes aging in the body — each tool provides many secondary fitness benefits — all 21 tools stimulate and utilize the five areas of the brain – analytical, strategic, kinesthetic learning, memory/recall and creativity and imagination!

Ageless Grace Brain Health® works by re-opening the neural pathways that were created from the time you were born until approximately the age of 21 years old. Functional and cognitive skills were developed through typical childhood games, sports and activities that are now no longer “practiced” as adults. The 21 Tools of Ageless Grace Brain Health® re-open those pathways and, equally important, create new ones by practicing functional movements we don’t already know how to do.

The movement Tools of Ageless Grace Brain Health® are organic rather than choreographed, and focus on using the core to stimulate cognitive function and physical function simultaneously. The Tools are practiced using a chair for stability and range of motion. This allows all ages and abilities of seniors to practice it, as well as baby boomers, young adults, those with weight, joint, diabetes and other challenges, those in wheelchairs or with other physical limitations — and kids absolutely love it! It also provides a great multi-generational program for grandparents, adult children and grandchildren to share.

Strength & Balance

With the aid of a chair, this class works strictly on balance, using exercise to increase muscles strength. Muscle strength improves balance. We work on a set of exercises that challenges one to work toward improving your balance. Everyday activities will come more smoothly and you will feel more confidence in knowing this can prevent falls. Breathing techniques to strengthen core will also be taught.

Stretching Concepts

The Essentrics technique, is exercised as  low-intensity. The stretch exercises is known to relieve pain, prevent injury, and tone the body.  This program has eight Age-Reversing workouts and is known to Straighten Your Posture; Speed Your Weight Loss; Soothe Your Joints; Increase Your Energy; Relieve Your Pain; Enhance Your Balance; Improve Your Mobility and Protect Your Bones.  

For each of the eight workouts, the instructor will provide supporting information as to how the workout is done and why it works.

PRIVATE
To prevent the spread of COVID19 individual Therapeutic Yoga sessions will be offered via Zoom. This is pretty easy and I can send you a full set of instructions or walk you through by phone. ZOOM sessions can be accessed by your devices in the form of a phone, tablet or computer.  You will be able to see me and I will be able to see you giving you step by step instructions as to your body's needs.
Yoga with Therapeutic Influences uses therapy modalities while practicing stillness, stretching, movement, strength, balance, rotations, and breathing techniques based on your needs. The total plan will improve your physical and mental well being.

- Class Scripts
- Step by Step script (and drawings) based on you Health Needs.  This script can be for the following:
- Breathing techniques to use in your yoga class; meditation; for energy; belly strengthening and more.
- Balance Poses.  Strengthening ankle and foot poses as well as balance poses
- Strengthening Poses.  Strengthening Poses for major muscles.
- Stretching Poses.  A Therapeutic way of stretching major muscles.
- Restorative Poses (6 or 7 restorative poses and transitional movement for an hour of relaxation)
- Script for a full hour based on your Health Needs
- Healthy Knees
- Juicy Joint