Martin County Library System Press Releases

June 5, 2013

Gentle Yoga for Seniors at the Blake Library!

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For immediate release:  June 5, 2013                                        
Contact:  Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205

Come join an exciting new program being introduced at the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart. Gentle Yoga for Seniors will be taught by Linda Iseminger, a Registered Yoga Teacher, with additional training from Duke Integrative Medicine in Teaching Therapeutic Yoga to Seniors.

Classes will be held at 10:00 am on Fridays, June 14, 21 and 28. Registration is required by calling 772-288-5702. Duplicate registrations are not permitted.

Participating in Gentle Yoga may help:
• Improve postural stability & reduce risk of falls
• Decrease joint pressure & improve range of motion
• Increase body awareness
• Improve sleep patterns & feelings of well-being
• Enhance personal independence & quality of life

Learn to reconnect with your body in a light-hearted, nurturing and safe environment. Classes begin with a short period of “centering” and pranayama (breathwork) designed to quiet the mind and focus students’ attention inward. Then you will explore the possibilities of improved flexibility, muscular strength, endurance and balance, by practicing asanas (postures) that will include:

• mindful stretching & holding with awareness
• standing poses for stability and balance
• developing core strength

Some postures may be practiced while seated in a chair. Others are done standing, while holding on to a stable support, if needed. Some are practiced on a yoga mat, with specific instruction (if necessary) in how to properly transition from standing to floor with the help of a chair.

Classes finish with a short period of savasana (relaxation pose), either lying on the floor or seated in a chair. Suggestions will be made to adapt a pose to your comfort level.

No yoga experience is necessary, and all fitness levels are welcome.  Please wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, block, belt and blanket, if you have them.

For more information or to learn more about the Martin County Library System, call 772-221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library or visit the website at




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