We offer two classes for The Over 50’s. One class runs on a Wednesday morning and the other on a Friday morning. The Wednesday class would suit if you have some experience. Friday mornings class is a mixed level class , catering for Beginners and those with more experience.
Both classes are taught by Emmanuelle. Emmanuelle has been teaching yoga in Darwin for many years. She has used yoga to repair her own body after two serious accidents and continues to practice daily in order to both settle her mind and feel positive about life. Emmanuelle is living proof that yoga can offer so much to the over 50`s.
There is now a growing body of evidence that shows that a regular yoga practice can reduce the need for prescription drugs, eases pain, reduces stress and boosts the immune system, calms the nervous system ,helps relieve chronic tension,is good for the heart, helps balance blood sugar levels and keeps the mind sharp… Suza Francina“The New Yoga for Heathy Aging”
Emmanuelle aims to make the classes fun and the postures achievable no matter your age or physical ability . Many believe that once they reach a certain age yoga is beyond them. Infact yoga has a great deal to offer the mature person.As Geeta Iyengar notes “Yoga is a gift for older people. One who studies yoga in the later years gains not only health and happiness but also freshness of mind since yoga gives one a bright outlook on life . One can look forward to a more healthful future rather than looking back into the past….. Yoga is a rebirth which teaches one to face the rest of ones life happily, peacefully and courageously “ Geeta Iyengar . Yoga A gem for Women.
In this class props, like chairs blocks bolsters are used to help you feel your body and make the poses easier and more enjoyable. The classes have both active and restorative poses in them, so you will leave feeling like you have stretched out your spine and also relaxed.
If you are unsure if this class is for you, you can always start coming to the Friday class or enroll in Beginners where you will find a number of easier classes like 4,00pm Saturday Restorative class for Beginners. There is also the Saturday Yoga For Health class that you can attend.