As we age it is vital to maintain good posture, balance, flexibility and strength to stay active and preserve a good quality of life. Our classes for active older students focus on these aspects.
The 55+ class is taught at a moderate pace to allow time to focus on specific actions essential to the asana. This will include age related concerns. Students learn how yoga poses can be used to counter some of the physical effects of ageing by improving the function of the respiratory, circulatory and organic systems of the body. The sequences in the 55+ class are taught with a particular focus on protecting the joints, improving bone density, and strengthening the arm and leg muscles.
Who is this class for?
- Ages 55+
- Students with some prior experience of Iyengar yoga
- All levels from Beginners to Intermediate
- Under 55s with prior agreement
If you are younger than 55 and would like to attend the class, please email us with a brief outline of your interest in the class at email@example.com
If you are completely new to Iyengar yoga, please try our Introduction to Iyengar Yoga Course or Beginners Classes.
What are the benefits of coming to a 55+ class?
The 55+ class is a friendly and supportive space to practise yoga alongside people of a similar age. It provides freedom to practise the poses and use props in ways that are specific to the physical needs of mature students.
Many students come to the 55+ class in addition to regular classes. This approach can help you build knowledge about how to practise safely and effectively according to your individual needs which can be applied in other, non-specialist classes.