Yoga for Seniors

For the past 9 years, Tracie has been working in her Markham community helping Older Adults increase their flexibility and strength.

Tracie has experience and training in working with persons who suffer from limitations due to knee & hip replacements, arthritis, disk compression and overall joint pain.   She offers instruction for yoga on the mat and yoga with a chair.

“Seniors often suffer from multiple chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure, arthritis, and poor sleep.  Yoga has long been shown to alleviate the symptoms of many such conditions, combining physical poses with relaxation and breathing techniques, to improve overall health and well-being” (Livestrong.com)

Tracie conducts a gentle yoga class with multiple modifications to suit most participants.  You will feel stronger, vibrant and happy at the end of each class.

See this great article from Livestrong.com to understand the benefits of a regular practice of yoga – and why it is good for Seniors:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/123114-benefits-yoga-seniors/ 

Check with your physician before starting a yoga practice.

You may contact Tracie for private group sessions in the comfort of your own home or condo party room.  See “Fees” for rates of instruction.

You can also find Tracie at Cornell C.C. in the “Older Adult” room teaching drop-in mat and chair yoga.

FREE YOGA CLASS

Health Tips

    • Breathe!  Take time in your practice to breathe in and out through your nose.  This will help to release tension when holding asanas (poses) for a long period of time.
    • Be Kind…to yourself!  When you feel tired – take time to rest and nurture yourself with good whole foods.  Life is a journey to enjoy, not a race to complete.
    • Motion is lotion:  If you are feeling stiff  – consider gentle movements to move the qi and blood in your body.   Check out my Youtube channel for some yoga movements.

Make It Yourself!

Yoga Mat Cleaner:

Mix 1 part warm water with 3 parts white          vinegar. Add a few drops of  essential oils (like eucalyptus, tea tree oil, mint or lavender) Use liberally on mat and wipe off.