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Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors – Online Session

When: Thursday, October 28, 2021 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Where: Zoom - Online,

The Sunnybrook Academic Family Health Team is offering an online therapeutic yoga series this fall.

The program was developed by a yoga therapist at the Sunnybrook Academic Family Health Team and offers sessions twice per month on the Zoom platform. It is designed to support social engagement, physical exercise and overall well-being for older adults during the pandemic. One session per month is dedicated to yoga fundamentals and one session includes a yoga class, where participants and are guided through a gentle yoga practice that includes breath practices, physical exercises and relaxation. Participants also share resources and discuss topics of interest. Yoga class recordings are available to participants who would like to practice on their own between sessions. This series is offered at no cost and is open to seniors in the community.

View the upcoming schedule, below:

Meeting date Session Agenda
October 14 (10:00 to 11:00)
  • Orientation for new participants (10:00 – 10:30 am)
  • Yoga fundamentals
  • Orientation
  • Introductions (all participants)
  • Theme: The pelvis and core muscles
  • Q&A/discussion
October 28 (10:30 to 11:30)
  • Therapeutic yoga class
  • Introductions and short discussion
  • Guided session
November 4 (10:30 to 11:00)
  • Yoga fundamentals
  • Introductions
  • Theme: The spine and nervous system
  • Q&A/discussion

November 25th (10:30 to 11:30)

  • Therapeutic yoga class
  • Introductions and short discussion
  • Guided session
December 16 (10:30 to 11:00)
  • Yoga fundamentals
  • Introductions
  • Theme: Breath awareness and practices
  • Q&A/discussion

All sessions are drop-in.

If you would like to sign up or have any questions, please contact Ingrid Wirsig by email at ingrid.wirsig@sunnybrook.ca or by phone at 416-480-694. Please note that you must complete the Health Information & Consent Form before your first session.