I think in the Yoga community as well as in the world at large there’s a misunderstanding about the word “Senior.” It’s a word that should be notable for a certain passage of time that has brought wisdom, experience and maturity to the individual. Instead it is often associated with a diminished state of existence characterized by loss of ambition and a shrinking world view. Nothing could be further from the truth.
At Tenderpaws, Senior Yoga is vibrant, challenging and alive with new discoveries. It’s about living as fully as possible in the physical, mental and emotional body we have now. It’s about recognizing and respecting limitations while at the same time exploring often overlooked or forgotten yet currently available aspects of our life force. It’s about restoring an optimum level of health to a body waiting to unfold into new awarenesses, new potentials and new definitions.
Many of our students are in their 80s and many come to multiple classes a week. Classes are open to every one. Everyone is welcome.
- Fran Schubert (80 something and not telling)
Gary taught yoga for 5 years as an adjunct to the Wellness Program at Jefferson Hospital in Port Townsend. He worked largely with students in recovery from illness and injury. He has extensive experience working with both emotional and physical issues associated with MS, cancer, breathing difficulties, knee and hip replacement, high blood pressure and stress associated with long term illness recovery.