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Gentle Yoga Workshop: Benefits of Asanas

Masako Takahashi (Padmavati)Thursday, January 4, 2018
5:30 –7:00 pm
Tuition: $15.00 (Member $12.00)

Wear modest, comfortable, loose clothing, preferably
a natural fiber such as cotton.

Do not eat for at least 2 hours before class.

You are welcome to bring your own mat if you prefer,
but we have mats, cushions and blankets available
for your use.

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. The general benefits are multiple, including improved mobility of the joints, increased awareness, deeper relaxation and sense of well being. Specific benefits of poses will be explained during the practice.

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.