Due to Governor Wolf’s stay-at-home order to help combat the recent COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person Chair yoga classes have been cancelled until further notice. However, to help you through this difficult time until we can get back together, Michelle Newman, PTA and Certified Yoga Instructor has filmed a great session in which you can participate at home!
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Yoga is an excellent way for older adults to loosen and stretch painful muscles, reduce stress, and improve circulation. It also reduces anxiety, helps lower blood pressure, protects joints, and builds strength and balance. Utilizing various modifications to traditional yoga poses and balancing exercises, chair yoga can achieve many of the same health benefits, while significantly reducing the stress on muscles and joints. The chair provides support for traditional standing poses, which are modified to be performed while sitting in the chair. CLICK HERE to learn more about Chair Yoga.
“HARTZ Physical Therapy’s new chair yoga class has been a wonderful experience for me. Having had a total hip and total knee replacement in the past, doing most yoga positions had been difficult for me. Michelle is a very knowledgeable instructor and has such a calming presence on the class. Her physical therapy education paired with her yoga training allows for a class that is designed specifically for me. I have found that this class has helped me with posture, core strengthening and even dealing with stress. I would highly recommend this class.” ~ Liz M
Session Information will be posted once the “Stay at Home Order” is lifted. In the meantime, please stay safe and check out our virtual resources to help deal with the pandemic
If you have questions about Chair Yoga, please email Physical Therapist Assistant and Certified Yoga Instructor, Michelle Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org