Students have found freedom from canes, walkers, and independence from a wheelchair.
Brain functioning and cognition is enhanced as these "keenagers" move through a sequence activating both hemispheres of the brain. "Superbrain" yoga is a part of every class.
Designed to address inflexibility, limited range of motion, and weak musculature. Every area of the body is integrated with an emphasis on core and quadriceps strength as a way to generate balance and stability during transitions.
The practice is facilitated from a chair and includes pranayama, meditation, guided imagery, and asana.
Our Advanced Age & Living program is IAYT Approved, meaning we are a nationally recognized program, and we can bring our program to senior facilities in Arkansas. In 2020, our program was even awarded the Seva award - an award given to therapists who bring yogic practices to unserved populations.
The YogaBLUEprint for Advanced Age & Living is a proven practice for senior adults to cultivate strength and stability for balance and freedom from assisted mobility. A class running for almost two decades boasts many students that did not begin their yoga journey until their mid-seventies. Almost 20 years later, they are still walking in to practice twice a week, with the eldest being 104 years of age. Here are some of the benefits our senior adults experience:
• Opens an arena of accessibility for senior adults and individuals with severe physical limitations — non-ambulatory students
• Helps students unable to navigate getting up and down from the floor
• Addresses tender and compromised joints while encouraging vital oxygen and blood flow before the feet ever hit the ground
• Creates diversity for a wide range of practitioners that are otherwise restricted or bed-bound