What is Chair Yoga?

What is Chair Yoga?

By Donna Mogilski

“If you can sit, you can get fit” is the overriding mantra behind the chair yoga classes taught by Donna Mogilski who explains, “The chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of the body, taking full advantage of yoga’s fitness and health potential.”

Chair exercise is for everyone but particularly useful for anyone who can no longer get on the floor including those with injuries and those who may be less limber. Yoga’s benefits include improved flexibility, increased muscle strength, better posture, increased blood flow, lower blood sugar, increased bone strength, boosted immunity and lower blood pressure.

Donna conducts chair yoga each Friday for Thriving In Place members and their guests. Each class is based on the needs of the students. There may be a focus on neck and shoulders, lower back, working with weights and practicing double chair yoga. Each class ends with savasana, (yoga pose of total relaxation) aromatherapy and a gentle massage.

Chair yoga is open to all adult Celebration residents for $5 per session each Friday at 1:00 pm in the Activities’ Room of Town Hall, 851 Celebration Ave. Upon arrival all students are asked to complete a short medical history and waiver.

Instructor, Donna Mogilski is a Registered Yoga Teacher 200 with additional certification in Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga as well as in the final stages of becoming a Registered Lymphatic Yoga Teacher. She specializes in restorative, chair, lymphatic and gentle yoga.

If you are interested in participating in the next Chair Yoga class or learning more about Thriving In Place, please contact Mary Pat Rosenthal at 407-572-9850.

“I want to say Donna is one of three top teachers of yoga and I have observed hundreds of teachers in my career. She is warm, caring and loving with her students. At the beginning of each class she asks if there is anything special someone would like to work on. In one class I spoke up and mentioned I had suffered from a stiff neck for 5 days. Donna said, ‘Let’s work on neck exercises today!’. Do you know that evening I no longer had that nagging pain in my neck! I love Donna and Chair Yoga. It is one of the best things Thriving does for me each week.”
Thriving In Place member and regular participant of Chair Yoga

“Chair Yoga has helped me relax. I had chest pain yesterday and wanted to leave but Donna wouldn’t let me go. She guided me through some relaxing movements and the chest pain disappeared. The stretching, strengthening and relaxing in a pleasing atmosphere has been helpful in contributing to improve and maintain my balance and coordination.”
Thriving In Place member and regular participant of Chair Yoga

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