SENIOR YOGA

Free Live Streaming Chair Yoga

Gentle Chair Yoga classes streaming weekdays from 11:00-11:30AM PST.

While our in-person classes are on hiatus (see Notice below), I am using ZOOM conferencing software to stream live classes, then posting the recorded sessions to this website. Announcements are posted here and on the main blog page as well as on Facebook.com/BYOMyoga and Twitter @byomyoga.

To join, a few minutes before the class starts, click this link:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/803220372

I'll put attendees on mute once our practice officially starts (there is a chat function by which you can ask questions). As in all of our classes, participate at your appropriate level: breathe, hydrate, stay safe.

Log in a few minutes early to give yourself a few minutes to set up your screen properly.

If you are a Silver Sneakers member (Tivity), please make your presence know before or after class so I can mark your attendance! You can check your membership eligibility here (here's a list of health plans that carry it https://tinyurl.com/y57c6duc).

Previously streamed classes can be viewed here (scroll to bottom of article):
https://byomyoga.blogspot.com/2020/03/chair-yoga-live-stream-via-zoom-monday.html


Notice

  • Due to health concerns in California and in accordance with state, county and local recommendations, all in-person community yoga classes are put on hold effective March 13, 2020 until April 6, or further notice. I apologize for the inconvenience but your health and safety is of the utmost importance.


    Schedule

    I offer six (6) senior-accessible, chair-based, yoga classes in East County. These classes are free for the general public and are supported by the locations, Silver Sneakers™️ and Silver&Fit™️ programs. Attendees do not have to belong to these programs to attend, and no payment is required to join the class. Donations are accepted but never required. Classes are open for new members at any time; no pre-registration is required.

    These classes are open to all ages, all levels. They classes are gentle, combining both chair and standing postures to provide what the class needs on any given day. Participants can opt to bring their own mat (chairs are provided), or even choose to stay seated for the entire class. Modifications are offered to increase and decrease intensity as requested. We aim for a good stretch, a bit of a workout, and some valuable mind-quiet time, all to help reinforce that ever important connection between your body and your mind.

    Our general class schedule (excluding holidays or other room availability issues) is:

    Mondays 1:00-1:45 pm
    El Cajon Library
    201 E. Douglas Avenue, El Cajon

    Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 am
    La Mesa Library
    8074 Allison Avenue, La Mesa

    Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 am
    Tifereth Israel Synagogue Social Hall
    6660 Cowles Mountain Blvd., San Diego 92119

    Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 pm 
    Casa de Oro Library 
    9805 Campo Road #180, Spring Valley

    Fridays 12:00-1:00 pm 
    Lemon Grove Library 
    3001 School Lane, Lemon Grove

    Saturdays 8:30-9:30 am 
    La Mesa Library
    8074 Allison Avenue, La Mesa

    Each class includes breathing practices (pranayama), postures (asana) rooted in functional movement, yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology information, and of course relaxation (savasana) and meditation. They incorporate flexibility exercises that can improve posture, increase the range of motion around joints, and improve agility and gait. Muscular strength exercises can slow the cellular aging process, and improve muscle mass to increase an overall sense of vitality and improve balance and coordination.

    Check the ONLINE calendar for updates and changes to be sure the class is meeting that week - esp. around holiday times. If there is no class listed on the live schedule (where there is usually a class) there is probably a scheduled class cancellation - you can always email me or call the site to verify. Also check the Library calendars for more information: http://host.evanced.info/sdcl/evanced/eventcalendar.asp

    Your presence in class and signing of the waiver is acknowledges your agreement to abide by all Class Guidelines and County Library Code of Conduct

    General Conduct Guidelines:
    • Please try to arrive at least five minutes before class to ensure you have time to sign in and minimize disturbance of the class. I am a big proponent of "better late than never" esp. for the treat of a yoga class, but this is very important at our La Mesa library where we have a door attendant only until class starts at 8:30.
    • If you arrive late, please quietly enter and sit in the closest seat to the entrance to minimize any disturbance.
    • When arriving late, please sign in AFTER class rather than when you arrive.
    • If you must leave class early, please pack up quietly and do so before final meditation.
    • Please do not bring large bags/purses, etc. to class. The yoga space does not accommodate bulky personal items (walking assistance tools are always allowed). Store items against walls unless they fit directly under your chair.
    • Cells phone must be off during class. If there is an emergency requiring your phone be on, it must be on vibrate only, and you must leave class to answer. Phone cannot be left to "ring out."
    • Please treat all facility staff courteously. It is a privilege to utilize their space.
    • Please treat one another courteously. We are yogis, and adults. 
    • Please do not wear perfumed items to class. This includes soaps, lotions, hair products, etc.
    • Please use appropriate hygiene (body, hair, oral, foot). 

    Click here to view information about County and insurance-based Senior Fitness Programs and a list of free and donation-based East County San Diego Senior Fitness Classes.