Wednesday, November 9, 2022

End of Year Schedule Changes (see also Calendar)

 Quick up date for those wanting to plan:

La Mesa Library Chair Yoga

The library will not be hosting any classes for the entire month of December. We will also be off on  November 22. So we we only meet 11/8, 11/15, and 11/29. 

Then, starting in the new year on 1/4/23, this class moves to Wednesdays at 11AM (same time, new day).

Bonita Library Chair Yoga

We will not be having class the week of Thanksgiving (11/21), nor Christmas Day (12/26) or New Year's (1/2) as both Holidays are observed with library closures on Mondays. 

Class returns to meeting inside the conference room next week 11/14.

Serra Mesa Library Chair Yoga

We will not meet on Thanksgiving (11/24), nor the week of Christmas (12/22). 

Starting in the New Year on 1/3/23, this class moves to Tuesdays at 11:30AM-12:45PM (instead of Thursdays).

Park De La Cruz Rec Center (Age Well/Therapeutic Rec)

Our last yoga session ended on 11/4. We are on a break until late January, when we will be bringing a new format to you: Fun Fitness! This new class to upbeat music will be chair based, with low impact aerobic activity, light weight training (one to five pound hand weights), coordinated movement with stretch bands, and of course, a hearty stretch at the end. Suitable for all "active adults!" Session to start 1/27/23 for eight weeks. 

Come to the demonstration on 1/13 during the Therapeutic Recreation Service special event to create aware of services for Brain Injuries @ Park de La Cruz! Check out all their services at https://www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/activities/trs.

YMCA (Copley-Price)

We now have not one but TWO classes on Tuesdays. At 8:30 we have a more active yoga class, and at 9:30 a more gentle class suitable for anyone that wouldn't normally want to go "up and down" during class. This is not a chair yoga class but if you are able to get on the floor (and up after class) this might be suitable for you. Both classes require YMCA membership, and pickup up a class pass at the Fitness Desk.

Water Conservation Garden

Our classes will continue to meet on Thursdays at 9:15, except we changed the location from the Butterfly Ampitheater to the Gazebo that is more central to the garden and has more room for people to stretch. If you need assistance getting to the gazebo, the garden is providing shuttle transport by 9:05 AM! On cold/rainy days we will meet in the Education Center; please always check in at the kiosk. We will not be meeting on the Thursday of Thanksgiving (11/24)

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Senior Fitness, Yoga, Tai Chi, Walking, and MORE - DOWNLOADABLE LIST

Inspired by the list created by someone that comes to classes, I created a large (but far from exhaustive) list of Free (or low cost) fitness based activities around East/East-Central/Southeast/South San Diego (my area). I realize this doesn't cover EVERYONE so if you need classes for North County, the city, the beaches, North Central, etc., you can still utilize the links at the bottom of this post to find what you need (or a quick google search). The City of San Diego parks and Rec website is quite useful (especially AgeWell services), as are the library websites.

So without further ado, here is the link to the downloadable form that includes classes the I teach and quite a bit more: Yoga, Tai Chi, Feeling Fit exercise, and virtual classes as well.


sneak peak:

Useful Links (including some activities not listed):

City Libraries: https://sandiego.librarymarket.com/

County Libraries: https://www.sdcl.org/

Santee Activities: https://www.cityofsanteeca.gov/government/community-services/parks-recreation/santee-seniors-55

Walking Groups: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/dam/sdc/hhsa/programs/ais/health_promotion/Walking-Groups-in-San-Diego-County.pdf

George L Stevens 4th District Senior Resource Center:  https://fdsrc.org/whats-up-at-fdsrc/

Chula Vista Norman Park Resource Center: https://www.chulavistaca.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/25240/638001285158730000

Feeling Fit Schedule: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/ais/health_promotions.html/About_AIS_Health_Promotion.html

Park De La Cruz Age Well Services:  https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/agewellservicesscroll-fall.pdf

San Carlos Rec Center: https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/sancarlos.pdf

City of San Diego Parks and Rec AgeWell Services: https://www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/activities/agewellservices

Registration for City Park and Rec:
https://apm.activecommunities.com/sdparkandrec/Activity_Search/102523

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Last Weekly Online Class Friday August 26

Yogis, it has been a wonderful two and a half years but, but at long last our pandemic-inspired online chair classes must finally come to a close. Tomorrow 8-26-22 will be our last class.

I am sorry for those that are not in San Diego that join us, but I now have three free (and many other) chair yoga classes that will be offered weekly locally and I need the extra time on Friday’s for homework, studying, and tending to Eli’s every growing extracurricular needs. 
 
I will be leaving all the recorded online classes up and occasionally adding to them, but please check out all your local resources for keeping yourselves healthy and vital! Do not hesitate to call me if you need anything, and my website will always be updated with new information as I find it.
 
For now, here’s what is going on. 
 
ONGOING
 
ON THE HORIZON
 
  1. October 19- December15. Chair Yoga @La Jolla Rec Center on Prospect Street. 11 AM. (Fee TBD)
 
Thank you for all your participation, feedback, and your donations that kept us all going!

So many services and classes are available now. Check into sone of these other resources check for fun activities:
  1. YMCA SAN DIEGO COUNTY: RENEW ACTIVE helps PAYS FOR YOUR membership: https://www.ymcasd.org/membership/insurance-paid
  2. AGEWELL SERVICES: https://www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/activities/agewellservices)
  3. FEELING FIT SAN DIEGO: IN PERSON: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/ais/health_promotions.html
  4. FEELING FIT SAN DIEGO ONLINE ACCESS: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/dam/sdc/hhsa/programs/ais/documents/How%20to%20access%20Feeling%20Fit%20Club%20videos%20at%20home.pdfSILVER AND FIT: https://www.silverandfit.com/
  5. SILVER AGE YOGA IN PERSON CLASSES: https://www.silverageyoga.org/find-a-class/

Friday, May 20, 2022

Guest Article: Top Tips on How to Recharge at Any Time

 submitted by Cheryl Conklin of Wellness Central


Image courtesy of Unsplash

During the past pandemic, staying in was thrust upon us, and in the blink of an eye we all needed to alter our lifestyles to promote general health. For many, these have now become integrated in our daily lives. With that major adjustment can come a great deal of stress. And although businesses and schools have reopened, many people have chosen to spend more time at home. These resources from BYOMyoga give you some tips and tools that can get you through the days happy and healthy.

● Stress is a terrible thing, but exercise can help. Mayo Clinic suggests getting moving to manage stress.

● If you lead a business, it’s important to head off job burnout before lasting damage is done.

● There are few more rewarding experiences than owning a pet. It turns out that one of the rewards of pet ownership is an improved state of mind!

● Reduce feelings of anxiety and negativity by decluttering, cleaning, and organizing your home.

What is CBD? For some people, it is a way to relax and recharge without risking the dangers of substance abuse.

● Consider taking up a hobby to pass the time and increase your relaxation levels.

● Among the most challenging hobbies is gaming. It’s not just for kids any more!

● Eating at home can become dull and predictable at the best of times. Turn pantry staples into full meals for something new and exciting at dinnertime.

● Speaking of dining at home, have you joined the slow cooking craze? If not, here are the best slow cookers on the market.

● Meditation is an excellent way to achieve physical and mental balance. Check out the 21 Best Meditation Podcasts for ways to maximize your experience.

Adjusting to the pandemic was tough. Bouncing back from a pandemic is not easy, either. Life might feel topsy-turvy right now, but you can turn to these resources for healthier and happier living!