Chair Yoga 1:
Tuesday & Thursday at 10:00 AM
Chair Yoga 2:
Monday & Wednesday at 4:30 PM
What is Chair Yoga?
Chair Yoga makes yoga accessible to everyone. It is a non-intimidating introduction too yoga. Prepare for a feel good class with many laughs!
Chair Yoga 1
This class is for all levels and offers a practice that includes seated poses on the chair and standing poses using the chair for balance and support. Suitable for those working with injuries, inflexibility, movement disorders, balance problems, and all others looking for extra support in a yoga class. Chair Yoga allows the client to modify their yoga practice based on mobility, health, and current ability level.
This class does not use a mat.
Chair Yoga 2
This class builds on the concepts & principles from Chair Yoga 1. In Chair Yoga 1, you are introduced to seated and standing postures on your chair that work on building balance, muscle, and grounding. Chair Yoga 2 takes it up a notch by practicing on the mat and minimizing the use of the chair. However, modifications are provided to students who wish to still use the chair throughout the whole class.
This class does use a mat.
Please bring a water bottle for your health and hydration!
"I have been participating in the chair yoga classes since October and love it! The instructor has the hour planned to reach all areas with stretching to the best of one's ability. The level is what you make it and no one is intimidating. It is a great place and friendliness is felt as soon as you open the door!"
Meet Your InstructorS
Nancy’s yoga journey began over 20 years ago. When she retired she found the time to complete her CYT-200 hour training. Her training objective was to improve her own practice, but as her love for yoga grew, so did her desire to share the benefits she discovered. She went on to complete a SilverSneakers Chair Yoga Certification. This has enabled the past five years of her teaching to share the benefits of the yoga experience with all individual skill levels. She like poses that incorporate strength, balance, and core work into a yoga class. Her classes focus on proper alignment and a flow that allows students to grow and challenge themselves. She also encourage students to develop self awareness, to nurture your body, to progress at your own pace, and definitely, too have fun! Her hopes are that you will leave your mat/chair feeling empowered, refreshed, nourished and balanced.
Chair Level 1 Instructor
Chair Level 2 Instructor
Ellen Swan was born and raised in Portage, graduating from Portage High School in 1965. She served as the Portage Area Chamber of Commerce’s executive director from 1982 to 1989. She spent her career in organizational management, retiring three years ago, when she joined the Peace Corps and spent two years volunteering in Eastern Europe. Swan has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. She completed 200-hour training at the Fond du Lac Center for Spirituality and Healing, earning her certification for teaching yoga. Ellen attended a work-study program at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. There she attended workshops on yoga, meditation and breathing. She has taught both chair yoga and yoga at the Portage library. Swan believes in yoga as a way to attain “physical, mental and emotional health.” She believes it is meditates, relieves stress, as well as physical benefits in just moving the bodies.
Benefits of Chair Yoga
Improves pain management skill
An opportunity to meet people and socialize!