The Men’s Yoga Reboot is going well. We’re getting used to the routines again and shaking off the rust. We’re still taking it slow and focusing on longer holds. And most important: no injuries reported! It’s been great to see folks we haven’t seen in a couple of years.
The same classes, but on new days and a new time:
Men’s Chair Yoga is on Sundays from 4pm-5pm. The idea here is to start the week with a gentle recharge, and yet still be home for dinner at a reasonable hour. It might work better for some guys who are busy mid-week. Please don’t think this is just for seniors! This class is good for guys new to yoga, a little extra in the middle, or recovering from an injury. But even for the experienced practitioner, don’t underestimate this class.
The more active Men’s Yoga is on Thursdays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. After the long lay-off, we’re going to be taking it easy as we re-establish this class. I’ve had young men in their teens to gentlemen well into their 70s take this class and do well. We strike a balance between a physical challenge that keeps you interested and relaxation and self-care.
The Cost: Classes are back at the Willamette Wellness Center/Fitness Over Fifty. You don’t have to be a member to attend classes. We’ll honor remaining classes on punch cards purchased before COVID. First class is free, drop-ins are $10, and it’s $8 a class with the purchase of a 15 class multi-class pass. It’s still the best deal in town.
New to Yoga and wondering what to wear? Wear loose comfortable clothing. I recommend knee length basketball shorts (briefs/not boxers, please) and a short sleeve TS under a long sleeve TS. You can peel a layer off as needed. Yoga is pretty much done barefoot. But I’ve had some guys keep shoes on if they’re got foot problems. Some guys keep the socks on during the opening meditation. The picture below is a good illustration of what guys wear.
What gear to bring? Most guys bring their own Yoga mat. But we’ve got loaners, so don’t feel like you have to go out and buy one right away. If you like the class, and it’s something you want to make part of your regular routine, you’ll probably want to get your own. We’ve got blocks and chairs.
Any other questions? Please shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org