Wednesday, Sep 2, 2020 to
Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020 Pacific Time
As we age, an active lifestyle combined with regular exercise leads to better brain function and overall wellness. Join AARP New Oregon and Barbara Deurwaarder for an hour-long adaptive and gentle yoga virtual class every Wednesday at 10 am from July 1st to September 30, 2020.
If you want to gently and gradually increase flexibility or introduce greater mobility in your daily life this is a great place to start. Adaptive Yoga is called Chair Yoga and is designed for people of varied abilities and is mostly performed using a chair. These yoga sessions will include both use of chair as well as gentle yoga with standing and other positions with modifications if necessary. Mindfulness and breathing are integral to the practice. It is helpful to have a folding chair or a chair without arms for this session. If you have a 2 X 4”inch yoga block, do keep it handy or a rolled bath towel will also do.
The class is delivered virtually via the Zoom platform and is free for AARP members and guests. Each participant must complete monthly pre-registration and waiver prior to joining the yoga sessions. Upon registration you will be sent the link for the weekly class and get a weekly reminder.
If you would like to invite a guest to this event, they will need to register themselves directly to agree to the liability waiver. Adaptive Yoga sessions will be held at 10 am on the following Wednesdays in September: Sept 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 .
Please consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.
About Barbara: Barbara Deurwaarder has practiced yoga for over 12 years. She received her 200 Registered Yoga Training (RYT) from Sarahjoy Yoga in Portland in 2018. Currently she is enrolled in advanced yoga teacher training to obtain her 300 RYT from Sarahjoy Yoga. She has been teaching at the YMCA in Phoenix, at local assisted living and independent living communities, and assisting the Adaptive Yoga class at Om Sweet Om in Talent, Oregon