Bender Method™ - Chair Yoga
Author: Rhona Parsons
Chair Yoga is for everyone, any age, and any fitness level! This very gentle form of Yoga is excellent for people with various types of movement disorders and is easily incorporated into an active older adult setting. Using the chair and Bender Ball as a prop, the health benefits of this program are endless – reduced blood pressure, better sleep, improved mobility, movement and posture, and increased stamina to make every day tasks easier. All aspects of Yoga – postures, pranayama (breath), meditation and relaxation can be done using the chair complemented with a Bender Ball. This special population can find comfort in using the chair as an aide – helping to reduce fear of falling – thus reducing anxiety and stress. Leave with a variety of poses that you can start using with your clients right away! The Chair Yoga class is designed to to help increase he physical activity of the participants so that they may avoid the loss of physical function that is associated with the aging process. The program helps enhance independence, improve mobility and balance, and strength and endurance. Special emphasis will be given to "functional fitness training", allowing the participant to strengthen muscles and to increase endurance in areas that replicate real life activity. This course will work on specific goals such as fall prevention, the improvement in joint range of motion and enhancement of coordination and reaction abilities. A comprehensive program designed to provide health professionals with specialized education to assist when developing and delivering exercise programs for the older adult!
|Date and Time
|Friday, Sept 12, 2014|
Registration 12:00 pm, Chair Yoga - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
||Northgate Lions Seniors Recreation Center|
7524 - 139 Ave, Edmonton AB
|CEC's: AFLCA - 4.0, BCRPA - 4.0, CanFitPro - 2 FIS, 2 OAS, 2 PTS, CSEP - 4 (G), SPRA - 3|
Included in Registration:
Bender Ball, Student Handout, CEC's, Certificate of Completion.
- All cancellations must be received in writing (email, fax or letter)
- Cancellations received 10 days prior to the event will be refunded less a $30 administrative fee
- Cancellations received within 10 days of an event will receive a credit towards a future event less a $30 administrative fee.
- No refunds or credits will be given for no-shows at the event