Using a stationary chair you move through yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation to strengthen, increase flexibility and promote healing.
Chair yoga offers you the ability to improve your health through an amazing form of adaptive exercise. While supported by a chair you can receive yoga’s healing and restorative benefits that have been known for thousands of years. Yoga relaxes your body and mind, improves your musculoskeletal fitness and flexibility, and elevates your overall health and well-being.
Chair Yoga can benefit many people, those with disabilities, weight challenges, inflexibility, or who just cannot get on the floor for whatever reason. This type of exercise is great for those in a home or office, and even if you are in a wheelchair, you can receive the benefits.
Instructor: Alka Kaminer
Certifications: E-RYT(500), LVCYT, YFA, YACEP
Alka is a co-founder of the Present Wisdom. Alka has been a dedicated student of yoga since 1998, during which she became a certified yoga teacher in various styles including: Hatha, Chair Yoga, Yoga for Arthritis and Restorative Yoga.
She also teaches various types of meditation (breathe, mantra, mindfulness) which she has been using from an early age. She strives to help cultivate happiness and health through her yoga and meditation teachings. Alka aspires to bring an energetic approach to movement and a quiet dedication in service to meditation and restorative work. She loves that there is something for everyone, all levels of experience and any level of physical fitness.
“Alka is the best! She gently challenges you while, at the same time, encourages you. She guides you through a very comprehensive “workout” and, if you have specific issues or needs, she includes pinpoint exercises that really help you. Alka makes the session enjoyable and gratifying. The benefits of her yoga instruction are definitely noticeable.” – Carter W. (private chair yoga client)
“I never realized how much chair yoga could be useful in my life, taking classes with Alka Kaminer has become important to me. Her classes have helped my arthritis by strengthening my muscle tone and increasing my flexibility. I look forward to every class with her. If you are looking for a way to exercise I recommend you try Alka’s chair yoga class.” – Barbara Heiner