YOGA FOR OLDER BODIES
Anyone is welcome to attend this class but it is a class where older people can feel confident to come along and learn / practice yoga in a supportive environment. As there is no age specified on the class sometimes people are not sure about attending, so it can be thought of as a “yoga for over fifties” class. However, as stated above, anybody is welcome to come and try it. And of course people over fifty are welcome to attend our other classes, as many do.
Terry teaches our older bodies class, she has been practicing yoga for 20 years, having come to yoga later in life. She trained as a yoga teacher with the Amrita School of Yoga in 2009. Since qualifying, Terry has focussed her teaching on working with older people, people who have had strokes and more recently chair/accessible yoga. Terry is a qualified and experienced Gestalt Psychotherapist. Her yoga practice inevitably influenced her work as a psychotherapist, particularly the breathing, grounding and relaxation.
Terry draws some of her therapy awareness into her yoga teaching. She has a particular interest in stress reduction, and in working with physical limitations/ disability. Her classes have a gentle flow with plenty of attention to detail. The focus is on the breathing, with the movements following the breath. Her intention is to discuss the needs of regular attenders and to adapt her material in response to any restrictions and limitations.