Yoga has become one of the fastest growing movement programs for seniors compared to other alternatives. Here in Camp Florida, we offer two types of classes, Yoga Stretch offered Tuesday and Thursdays at 8:45 in the Clubhouse great room and Chair Yoga, described below. Yoga Stretch offers participants the opportunity to improve balance, flexibility and strength while practicing a series of yoga poses beneficial for overall health. We practice standing, sitting and various floor poses in a quiet, slow manner while focusing on our breathing. In addition, each class ends with Shavasana, restful guided meditation. No experience is necessary. Yoga props such as mats, straps and blankets are available to sign out while you are here, or you can bring your own. Join us and see how much better you will feel.
The chair yoga here at Camp Florida is very similar to what is done in other areas of the country for this fast growing movement. Twice a week, we gather together to enjoy this surprisingly good workout. However, even the term workout is overstating what we do as chair yoga is not very strenuous or even very difficult but instead it is a lot of stretching and deep breathing. It is not pretzel looking movements or tortuous positions. The results, though, are wonderful. We do use a chair a lot, sometimes sitting but also standing. The one thing we do not do is get down on the floor which is difficult for many of us. Our goal is to improve balance, movement, strength, stamina and enjoy some peaceful meditation. Even our minds benefit from yoga.
Chairs and mats are at class or bring your own mat. Class is 10:00 am on Tuesdays and Fridays.