This class is perfect for anyone who is experiencing discomfort from arthritis. Yoga has been shown to improve the micro-environment of the cartilage and elastic parts of the joint and add no trauma. For thousands of years yoga has been known to increase flexibility. This class consists of smooth, slow easeful movements integrated with the breath. This begins the process of creating spaciousness, range of movement and reduces discomfort and muscle fatigue when practiced consistently.
Nancy Yates is certified by the Arthritis Foundation and has been teaching yoga for the past 17 years. After suffering a serious back injury while skiing 33 years ago where she didn’t walk for one year, Nancy was determined to try everything but surgery. A friend carried her to a yoga class and she incrementally began to heal and re-align her spine—she’s been doing it ever since.
In 1996 Nancy introduced yoga to the SF LightHouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired. She has 15 years of experience teaching visually impaired and blind students of all ages. Says Nancy, “I keep developing my sensory awareness through learning from my students. I work from my own inner-voice, heart, intuition, and experience blending various yoga disciplines from 33 years of practice with some of the best teachers in the world. I care about my students and they tell me they feel the energy. I help them to open their hearts and well-being. Bottom line—yoga evokes discovery of ourselves and helps to quiet the cessation of the mind stuff.”