Chair Yoga & Dance

with Jackie Turner
Monday 24th
Tuesday 25th
Wednesday 26th
Thursday 27th
Friday 28th
Saturday 29th
Sunday 30th
Fitness - Movement
Who is this class for?

 

  • Looking for a fun class including some dance
  • Improve posture, flexibility and mobility
  • Suitable for all abilities
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The class will become available to join 15 minutes before it is due to start.

Mind
Body
Soul
2022-01-23T17:00:00Z - 2022-01-23T18:00:00Z
Chair Yoga & Dance Guide your body through an encouraging, supportive yoga and dance class all from the comfort of your seat. Jackie's Chair Yoga and Dance will be covered by a chair based Pilates class with Emily Langham
Chair Yoga and Dance Class

Get fit where you sit.

“Hi, My name is Jackie and join me for an uplifting and fun Chair Yoga and Dance Class. Chair Yoga is yoga where the poses have been adapted so they can be done while seated in a chair or using the chair as a prop while standing. This class is unique in that it contains a blend of dance as well as yoga. No class is the same! My approach is to teach people rather than postures so fun is guaranteed. The aim is to improve posture, improve mobility and general flexibility.

It is an accessible class which takes into account that each body is different depending on proportions, flexibility, state of mind, health factors, strength, or lack of or how we feel on that day. There is no strain or pain, no comparisons, no competition, nor feelings of failure or fear. Everyone is perfect just as they are! This class is not about cutting the perfect shape but an opportunity to experience the wonderful mental and physical benefits of yoga and dance -  whatever your ability.  So come with an open mind and let's set the mind and body free both through yoga and dance!"

Please have the following items ready for the class:

  • A simple, sturdy chair, ideally with no arms and with a low back; a foldaway chair or simple kitchen chair is ideal.
  • Some water to keep refreshed.

Every other week, we’ll use a prop so for classes get ready to have:

  • A yoga brick or thick paperback book
  • A yoga strap, pilates belt, dressing gown tie/belt or scarf (whatever you have at home).
  • Hand weights, 2 bottles of water, 2 tins or anything similar.

Please bring the following on:

  • 28 Dec and 1 Jan 2022 - no props.
  • 4 and 8 Jan 2022 - hand weights or 2 water bottles, 2 tins or anything similar 
  • 11 and 15 Jan 2022 - pilates strap or yoga band or long scarf, long tie or dressing gown belt or similar
  • 18 and 22 Jan 2022 - no props
  • 25 and 29 Jan 2022 - no props.
Meet the instructor Jackie Turner
Jackie is a certified chair yoga instructor, combined with 20 years experience of practicing yoga and is an accomplished ballroom and Latin dancer. It really is STRICTLY chair yoga! Jackie creates uplifting fun fitness class accessible to all. Happiness through stretch, breathe, dance and meditation! "GET FIT WHERE YOU SIT"
Geek Notes

Chair-based Exercise

Benefits of chair-based or seated exercise, a light to moderate intensity exercise, include:

  • Strength
  • Mobility
  • Mental health
  • Improving functional ability
  • Improving cardiovascular fitness
  • Reduce risk of falls

WHO recommends that even small amounts of exercise can benefit one’s health. For people 65 years and over, be as physically active as your abilities allow, or if ability allows, 150 minutes of cardiovascular activity each week. If you are new to any exercise, start by doing small amounts and adjust how much you do based on your fitness and strength levels.

Click to find out more about the evidence and points.

Yoga

Benefits of Yoga, a multicomponent exercise, include:

  • Improving balance
  • Improving strength
  • Improving flexibility
  • Improving mental wellbeing
  • Maintaining cognition
  • Improving quality of life
  • Improving functional ability
  • Preventing falls.

WHO recommends that people 65 years or older you should aim to do multicomponent exercise at least 3 times a week. If you are new to any exercise, start by doing small amounts and adjust how much you do based on your fitness and strength levels.

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Dance

Benefits of dancing, a varied multicomponent and cardiovascular exercise, include:

  • Improving balance
  • Improving strength
  • Improving mobility
  • Improving flexibility
  • Improving endurance
  • Maintaining cognition
  • Improving sleep
  • Reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Improving functional ability
  • Preventing falls.

WHO recommends that people 65 years or older should aim to do multicomponent exercise at least 3 times a week. If you are new to any exercise, start by doing small amounts and adjust how much you do based on your fitness and strength levels.

Click to find out more about the evidence and points.

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