Chair Yoga


This class is taught by:

Theresa Preston

Theresa found a connection to yoga 13 years ago at the gym at the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts where is currently works. She found it helpful in both preventing and healing from injuries from running and step aerobics for nearly 25 years.

She learned to appreciate alignment of the poses, stillness of the mind, meditation, and the connection of mind, body, and spirit with the practice as well as being at student at Blue Heron Wellness Center where she completed her teacher training at Blue Heron Wellness in 2013 under the direction of Lauren Richardson and Carrie Ganz.

She believes that yoga is for everyone and loves sharing it with seniors. In 2013, she received her certification for chair yoga with Lakshmi Voelker and Tracey Ecceleston at the Open Center in New York City.

Holly Gardiner

Holly is an enthusiastic yoga instructor and practitioner whose mission is to create a yoga environment that is inviting and accessible to all budding and experienced students. Holly has been practicing yoga since 2005. In 2007, she became certified in Yoga for the Special Needs Child with Sonia Sumar. After recognizing the benefits of yoga for individuals of all ages and abilities, Holly continued her yoga studies and practice. She completed her RYT-200 and RYT-300 at the Yoga Center of Columbia. Holly enjoys teaching Chair, Gentle, Beginner and Mixed-level community and corporate classes. Holly has taught adults, teens and children in group and 1:1 classes. In 2014 she received certification in Chair Yoga with Lakshmi Voelker. Holly has studied locally with Lucy Lomax, Kathy Donnelly, and Cheryl Catranbone. She has attended several yoga trainings on yoga philosophy, anatomy, and therapeutics. Holly has practiced yoga with infants and children as young as 6 weeks and with adults well into their 80s. She has found great joy in teaching and sharing yoga in its various forms and adaptations to meet the needs of her unique and varied students.
Chair Yoga invites you to practice yoga without having to get up and down from the floor. This yoga practice is modified so much of it can be done seated in a chair. The poses will include twists, hip stretches, forward folds and mild back bends. Fundamental body alignment, breath, strengthening of the shoulders, back and legs will be addressed as well as range of motion, and balance. There will be optional standing poses and the practice will close with a seated rest.
No experience necessary.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Jun 27 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Theresa Preston
  • Tue Jul 11 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Holly Gardiner
  • Tue Jul 18 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Holly Gardiner
  • Tue Jul 25 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Holly Gardiner
  • Tue Aug 01 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Holly Gardiner
  • Tue Aug 08 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Holly Gardiner
  • Tue Aug 15 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Holly Gardiner
  • Tue Aug 22 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Holly Gardiner
  • Tue Aug 29 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Holly Gardiner
  • Tue Sep 05 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Holly Gardiner
  • Tue Sep 12 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Holly Gardiner
  • Tue Sep 19 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Holly Gardiner
  • Tue Sep 26 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Holly Gardiner
  • Tue Oct 03 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Holly Gardiner
  • Tue Oct 10 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Holly Gardiner
  • Tue Oct 17 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Holly Gardiner
  • Tue Oct 24 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm with Holly Gardiner