Mindful Movement & Chair Yoga

A class for seniors and anyone who may have a more limited range of movement.  The use of a chair safely provides increased stability and enhanced balance while experiencing a full range of basic yoga poses.

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 am.     10 classes: $100 May 29 through July 31 OR Single drop-in classes: $12                                                                                            Teachers: Jacki McCausland, Carrie Ruffner click here



WEEKEND WORKSHOPS: MAY 17, 18, 19. click here

Friday, May 17, 9:00-11:30 am      Melt Away Tension with Ballwork    Bodymind Ballwork is a practical and effective method of self-care using rubber balls of varying sizes and textures to ease tension. In this class we will learn ballwork basics and explore specialized techniques relevant to those attending. Balls will be available for use in class and for home use.  Newcomers are welcome.   Workshop Location: Valley School of Dance, 63 Main St., Geneseo

Saturday, May 18, 3:30-6:00 pm    Build a Strong Foundation: Yoga for the Lower Back, Hips, Knees and Feet     This practice will offer a full range of poses emphasizing alignment, strength and flexibility in the joints and muscles of the lower body. Cautions and recommendations for common muscle and joint conditions will be included.   All-level workshop.                                                        Workshop Location: Valley School of Dance, 63 Main St., Geneseo

Sunday, May 19, 10:00-12:30  Stand Tall and Reach Out with Confidence: Yoga for the Upper Back, Shoulders & Arms      If you are sick of having stiff, sore shoulders, join us for this practice, where you'll learn effective ways to release tension and regain ease in your neck, shoulders and arms. As we practice, we’ll review the major muscles of the upper body and emphasize finding the balance of opposite actions for freedom and power in whatever you do.   All-level workshop.                                                                                Workshop Location: Valley School of Dance, 63 Main St., Geneseo              

FEES: Early bird by May 10: $40 each workshop.  After May 10: $50 each workshop.                                            SUNY students: 50% discount.           

NOTE:  Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credits (CEU's) available. Contact us if you are interested.

Ellen Saltonstall, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is a certified yoga instructor based in New York City.   She has extensive training in Iyengar and Anusara Yoga, a background in professional dance and massage therapy, and has been a practitioner of meditation and yoga for over 30 years.  Ellen has published two books with Dr. Loren Fishman: Yoga for Arthritis, 2008 and Yoga for Osteoporosis, 2010.  Her most recent books are Anatomy and Yoga: A Guide for Students and Teachers,2016 and The Bodymind Ballwork Method, 2018. Ellen offers yoga therapy webinars through and she teaches nationally and internationally with a focus on anatomy and therapeutics.