YOGI M.D. offers three categories of classes that have been developed to meet the needs and challenges of those with chronic and acute pain: Aqua Yoga, Chair Yoga and Gentle Yoga. Please see the descriptions to identify the class that might be right for you.
Not sure which class is the best fit? Contact me and I will guide and help you make the best selection based upon your physical situation.
Performed in a pool, postures are supported in the water, relieving stress on the joints. It is well-suited for those with chronic pain including hip and knee replacements, back pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis or rehabilitating injury.
Either sitting or standing by a chair, this form of yoga is recommended for beginners, those with chronic pain, physical disabilities, weight constraints, injuries, or post-surgery.
We emphasize stretching, limbering, and holding gentle poses while focusing on breathing. We also learn relaxation and meditation techniques. It is recommended for beginners, those who want to gently increase strength and flexibility due to pain or injuries, and those in the mood for a slow and gentle practice.
Many clients leave YOGI M.D. with the strong desire to practice at home. Online instruction can never replace one-on-one practice at the studio, but please see some basic techniques and poses that can be done easily at home below.
Start your home practice with a sun salutation. Warm-up, find your center and connect your breath with your movement. Below are three options. Choose the one that works best for you