An important part of aging well is the set of daily activities that nourishes you physically and emotionally. Harnessing yoga’s ancient wisdom is especially important right now because we live in a speedy, technology-driven society. Yoga teaches you how to be comfortable in your own body, to listen to your inner knowing and to cultivate insight.
Yoga is incredible in how it offers new ways to experience physical joy and emotional connection as we age. Iyengar Yoga is particularly potent because it supports each person’s individual needs. It helps you recognize your physical strengths so that your doubts and concerns can be replaced by knowledge and confidence. It erases feelings of “I can’t do this” with the knowledge and confidence to know what you can do – and how exactly to do it.
To get the benefits of the yoga, it must be practiced! Dedication to sustaining and improving your health must be a conscious, daily decision.
Our expert faculty – Sandy Carmellini, Sarah Harvey, Deborah Saliby, and Shari Ser – offer this program as an opportunity to bring more yoga into your life through a unique three-month immersion called Yoga for Healthy Aging.
Registration for the July weekend is now open!
This is the only program in the country offering a deep dive into the exact yoga topics that have the most positive impacts for folks over 50.
The immersion offers:
As this program progresses each month, you will:
Self care is the most powerful way to meet life’s challenges with grace and determination. Clarity of self and your life’s purpose is one of the most potent benefits of this practice of yoga.
One weekend each month in 2021:
May: 21 – 23
June: 25 – 27
July: 23 – 25
Friday: 4:30 – 6:30 pm | Saturday: 10 – noon & 2:00 – 4:30 pm | Sunday: 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Each weekend will have a focus:
Each weekend will include:
Throughout the Immersion, we will cover:
Between each gather, participants will have options for further study:
“I realized that no one was going to do it for me. I was going to need to learn about my own body, its needs, wants and limitations and befriend it in order to develop and nurture a practice that will help keep me safe and healthy as I age. ” ~Shelly
$195 for each weekend.
This investment will have a profound impact in your sense of well-being.
Sandy Carmellini is a a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IYT and C-IAYT), a Craniosacral Therapist, E-RYT500 (Yoga Alliance), Reiki II and aromatherapy practitioner. She has been teaching yoga since 1998 and is the owner/director of Brentwood Yoga Center since 2008. Sandy is a committed volunteer, and served as an executive board member of the National Iyengar Yoga Association (IYNAUS). When she’s not on the mat, Sandy loves spending time with her family, hiking with her husband, cooking and eating vegan food, playing with her cats and studying essential oils. She firmly believes that a healthy lifestyle, including yoga and connection to community brings balance to the body, mind, and spirit.
Sarah Harvey is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IYT and C-IAYT). She is a graduate of the 500-hour Teacher Training Program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco, and has specialized training in teaching Yoga for Osteoporosis. A long time member of the Iyengar Yoga community, she has studied and practiced yoga since 1991. She has been teaching classes and private yoga lessons throughout the Bay Area since 2002. Sarah brings a light, humorous approach to her teaching, combined with direct, detailed instructions for each student. Although yoga is central to her life and key to her well-being, she is also an avid sports fan (Go A’s! Go Dubs!). Sarah lives in a small cottage in East Oakland with her two cats, and enjoys gardening and gourmet cooking.
Deborah Saliby is a a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IYT and C-IAYT) and has been teaching yoga for over 37 years. A graduate of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco, she studies regularly with Senior teachers and attends Iyengar conventions. Her classes are balanced and integrated, leaving students with greater energy, emotional stability and a renewed sense of well-being. Props are regularly used to support students’ access to postures safely and mindfully. Her classes include inversions or variations of inversions, restorative postures, breath awareness and relaxation, all depending on the class level. She specializes in yoga for back care and yoga for pregnancy. Deborah is also a hypnotherapist and hypnoBirthing instructor. She recently retired from full time Special Education teaching. When not teaching, Deborah can be found on long walks with her dog and dinner gatherings with family and friends.
Shari Ser is a a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IYT and C-IAYT), and a physical therapist. She has over 35 years of both physical therapy clinical practice and experience teaching yoga for a wide range of medical and health conditions. Shari works full time as a physical therapist and yoga teacher. She is also a faculty member of the Yoga Room’s 500 hour Advanced Studies Program. Shari is a certified trainer in Dr Loren Fishman’s Yoga for Osteoporosis method and teaches an ongoing Yoga for Osteoporosis class at the Yoga Room.She co teaches a Yoga for frail seniors ongoing at the Yoga Room. She is a graduate of the Professional Yoga Therapy training for health care professionals, and the Adeline Yoga Sadhana Studies Program. Her additional certifications include RYT 500, E-RYT, C-IAYT and PYT. Shari is an avid believer of the power of yoga throughout the years and of its immense value in maintaining mobility, independence and equanimity as we all age.