Yoga for relaxation and for people with limited flexibility
The emphasis is on focus and breath, as we move the energy of the body through a sequence of poses, modifying according to the capacity of those in attendance. Specific attention will be paid to proper alignment and integrated movement so the spine can move with ease. The benefits are multiple, including improved mobility of the joints, increased awareness, deeper relaxation and sense of well being.
Gentle Yoga can also be helpful if you have injuries, post surgery, if you are in disease recovery or are overweight. Chair Yoga will be included when appropriate.
Masako Takahashi (Padmavati)
Padmavati graduated from Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training course (TTC) in 2008 and the Advanced Yoga Teacher Training course (ATTC) in 2009. She taught Yoga for seniors from 2008 to 2014 at Moss Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia. She teaches:
• Gentle Yoga
• Chair Yoga
• Strength & Balance for Seniors
• Zumba Gold (dance class for seniors)
• Silver Sneakers Workout program
• Laughter Yoga
• Intermediate Chair Yoga
• Advanced Yoga for seniors
She also has experience working with recovering alcoholics and people with addiction issues. She has taught Yoga in a Japanese hospital and been involved with teaching Yoga at the Japanese AA. She is the founder of the Senior Yoga Instructors Association (SYIA) in Tokyo, Japan, which organizes volunteer activities to teach Chair Yoga in Japanese day-service centers.
She is an excellent cook, proficient in the art of many vegetarian cuisines.