Increase your vitality with a Zoom class that combines Chair Yoga with Tai Chi Easytm and Qigong. Seated and standing yoga poses gently strengthen and stretch the body, while using a chair for support. The ancient Asian practices of Tai Chi and Qigong wonderfully complement the yoga practice as you learn to experience and enhance one’s internal energy system, and work on balance and weight shifting while holding the chair. Self-massage techniques are included to increase circulation and reduce stress. Class ends with a guided visualization and meditation. With these three practices, you will learn practical tools to stretch and tone the body, calm the nervous system, focus the mind, increase your vital energy force, and work on balancing skills.
Led by Melissa Elstein. Led by popular instructor Melissa Elstein. Melissa founded Good Energy Yoga & Reiki (d/b/a Good Energy Movement & Wellness) after leaving the practice of law and discovering the healing benefits of yoga and qigong. A certified Tai Chi EasyTM / Qigong facilitator, yoga, and dance teacher, Melissa has taught Tai Chi EasyTM and Qigong at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY and NYC’s Visions for the Blind, and currently teaches on Zoom for the Dorot Center for seniors, and Integral Yoga Institute. She is delighted to be teaching for the Riverdale Senior Services Center in 2021!
Melissa also currently teaches telephone class series with Dorot’s University Without Walls and The Queens Library that combines seated gentle yoga, Tai Chi EasyTM arms, guided meditation and group discussion of relevant articles and books excerpts. You can learn more at www.melissa-Mati.com
This class is suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners. If students prefer to remain seated during the standing portion, seated options will be taught as well.