Healthy Aging Five Week Virtual Series Begins Friday Oct 7

Be on the path of healthy aging with movement and meditative practices that support vibrant well-being. Healthy aging is a process of optimizing opportunities to maintain and improve physical and mental health, independence, and quality of life throughout our lifespan. Over the course of five weeks, learn how to optimize your fitness time. We’ll take the best from yoga, Pilates, physical therapy, and other mind/body practices to help you find ease in your body, and to feel more grounded.

This series will help you build core strength, increase mobility, and balance, as well as calm the nervous system. We address stiff joints, achy body parts, low back discomfort, tight hips, and other squeaky parts that have become noisier as we age. Learn how to increase abdominal strength, release muscle and fascial tension, develop your ability to recover from stress, use healthy breathing, find better sleep, and feel more confident about successfully navigating healthy aging.

Research tells us that establishing good habits is not a matter of will-power, but instead is about setting up our environment for success. These weekly classes give you tools that can be easily incorporated into your daily routine to maximize your time.

Age is not only a function of our years, but also a function of our attitude. Together we will cultivate an attitude of healthy aging.

If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself

~ Mickey Mantle

Date: Fridays, Oct 7- Nov 4

Time: 8:30- 9:30 am pacific time

Cost: $60

Register at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/asp/main_enroll.asp?fl=true&tabID=102

Includes access to video recordings through 12/31/22

Mondays 10-10:45 am pacific time, FREE!

 Mindful Movement for Healthy Aging
“If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself”  ~Mickey Mantle
Find wellness and vitality, improve mental clarity, and get fit with a class that focuses on a great attitude towards healthy aging. Our focus is on improving core strength, ease of movement, and balance with techniques that help with achy feet, tight hips, low back pain, restrictions in mobility, and more. Enjoy mindful movements from yoga, Pilates, and functional medicine to support posture, reduce chronic pain, stress reduction and better sleep.  Please have a yoga strap, yoga block, and a pinky ball (see links for suggestions.) Class is taught seated in a chair, and standing. We do not go to the floor. Mindful movement supports the best overall functioning of your whole body, and can act as an instant cognitive boost.  A 15 minute Q and A follows the 45 minute class.

 

Use this link to register for the class: aarp.cvent.com/virtualfitness, scroll down for my name and class. Register early, and register each week. It is not unusual for the class to fill and close.

 
Fridays 10-10:45 pacific time, Free!
Gentle Movement and Guided Meditation

Extra gentle movements from yoga and other mindfulness practices, will calm your nervous system and relax your body. Following the movement portion of the class, students lay down and rest comfortably to enjoy a guided meditation designed to increase vitality, heal and find great sleep. Sleep is an essential function that allows your body and mind to recharge, leaving you refreshed and alert when you wake up. Good sleep also helps the body remain healthy and stave off diseases. Most people think that relaxation is very simple; just recline and close your eyes. We are tired, you go to bed and think that is relaxation. But unless you have released your muscular, mental, and emotional tensions, we may not be relaxed. Discover how guided meditation promotes health and sleep by deeply resting the body and mind. Please have a yoga strap, yoga block, and a pinky ball (see links for suggestions).  Enjoy mindful movement that supports the best overall functioning of your whole body, and acts as an instant cognitive boost. Please be prepared to sit and lay on the floor.  A 15 minute Q and A follows the 45 minute class.

Use this link to register for the class: aarp.cvent.com/virtualfitness , scroll down for my name and class. Register early, and register each week. It is not unusual for the class to fill and close.

Pinky Ball https://amzn.to/3B41qme Blocks and Strap https://amzn.to/3PE4ZUs

A Mindful Morning with Diane Butera and Julia Siporin
Rejuvenate in Nature
TBA
Eugene, OR $45

Calm your mind and deepen your mindfulness skills. Our setting is Eugene’s beautiful Hendricks Park. We begin with a mindful meandering (led by Julia) through the breath-taking rhododendron garden, followed by mindful movement (led by Diane). Whether you are new to a mindfulness practice or a long-time practitioner, you will nourish your being by going inward. Treat yourself to a nurturing morning to ground your day. Leave with mindfulness tools for every-day life.

Mindful Meandering with Julia : Attune to your senses and to the simple delights and serenity of the natural world using various sensory awareness practices and guided mindfulness-based meditations. These will support a more direct connection with wonder, awe, and gratitude.
Julia Siporin is a 500 RYT-E yoga educator. She guides others to deepen and sustain their connection to our true nature of peace, ease, resilience, creativity, appreciation, curiosity and awe. Her extensive training in nature- based meditation brings depth to her teachings.

Mindful Movement with Diane: Quiet your mind with an embodiment experience. Enjoy gentle movements that are specifically sequenced to calm the nervous system, ground, and foster your ability to be fully in your body. Please bring a mat, beach towel or yoga blanket, yoga block, pinky ball and strap for this practice.

Diane Butera is a 500 RYT-E yoga educator. She is committed to empowering students with movement education that honors individual differences, and our innate ability to heal. She uses a variety of mindfulness tools to further wellness of body, mind, and spirit. Diane’s cancer diagnosis 12 years ago led her to become a strong advocate for healing through mindfulness practices, particularly guided meditation. She teaches authentically, with a true passion for supporting her students.

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All classes are free and on zoom. Please have a yoga strap, block and pinky ball (like a tennis ball) for your practice. Stay for an additional 15 minutes for Q and A.