Adaptive & Gentle Yoga - August

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time to
Thursday, Aug 31, 2023 at 11:15 a.m. Pacific Time

Online Event

Contact: AARP OR

As we age, an active lifestyle combined with regular exercise leads to better brain function and overall wellness. Join AARP Oregon for an hour-long adaptive and gentle chair yoga virtual class every Wednesday and Saturday at 10am. 

Please note, you must register each month. Registration for this event will give you access to ALL yoga classes offered in July.  

If you want to gently and gradually increase flexibility or introduce greater mobility in your daily life as well as more strength this is a great place to start. 

These sessions are designed for people of varied abilities and is performed in part using a chair. Some standing is incorporated with modifications if necessary. We also offer a few ground poses for those who can get on the floor but with chair-based alternatives for those who cannot. As always, be aware of your limitations and modify if needed. 

Finally, mindfulness and breathing (pranayama) are integral to the practice.  

It is helpful to have a folding chair or a chair without arms for this session. If you have one or two 4“ x 6“ x 9“ inch yoga blocks, do keep them handy or a rolled bath towel or a yoga blanket will also do. In addition, a 8’ or 10’ yoga strap with a D-buckle is recommended. 

Please consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.  

The class is delivered virtually via the Zoom platform and is free for AARP members and guests. Each participant must complete this pre-registration and waiver prior to joining the yoga sessions.  

 If you would like to invite a guest to this event, they will need to register themselves directly to agree to the liability waiver. 

About our instructor: 

Barbara Deurwaarder has practiced yoga for over 12 years. She is a 500 YRT (Registered Yoga Teacher), receiving her trainings from Sarahjoy Yoga in Portland. Oregon. She continues to train and learn as yoga is a lifetime practice. She has been teaching at the YMCA in Medford, at local assisted living and independent living communities, and she provides back up teaching for Zoom and in-person classes at La Clinica in Medford, Oregon.

More from AARP in your Community

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today


  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Your Community
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner

Contact AARP