Yoga is great for steadiness and clarity

Noell Hyman

How is your sense of balance and steadiness these days? I just read a statistic on the AARP blog that 80% of people who practice yoga report having good balance. Of people who don’t practice yoga, only 64% feel their balance is good.

People who practice yoga also report a greater sense of mental clarity. Wouldn’t you love both? Yoga is not just for the super bendy. It’s good for all of us, and more and more doctors are recommending it for all ages these days, including for seniors.

Yoga is meant to be adjusted for the student practicing it. That’s why we’ve added a whole schedule of small-sized senior yoga classes at the Cottonwood Country Club off Robson Blvd. that specifically help create more physical stability, free movement of the joints and spine, fuller and more satisfying breathing and a calmer, yet alert mental state. Yoga movement is also good at maintaining the mind-body connection that some of us lose over time.

We take our time in these classes so it’s not too fast. They’re a great way for you to check in with yourself, and also with others. Come give yoga a try! Your spine and joints will love it.

All classes are in Cottonwood Room A-6 (the Dance Room), and the price is $5 per class. Schedule is below. For questions, please call or text Kary Sinkule at 480-861-3788 or email her at [email protected]

Daily Yoga Schedule:


9:00 a.m. – Yin/Restorative

4:00 p.m. – Gentle Strengthening Yoga


3:00 p.m. – Yoga with a Chair


10:00 a.m. – Yoga with a Chair

11:00 a.m. – Gentle Strengthening Yoga


9:00 a.m. – Yin/Restorative

1:00 p.m. – Yoga with a Chair

2:00 p.m. – Gentle Strengthening Yoga


9:00 a.m. – Yin Restorative (first and third only)

1:00 p.m. – Recovery Yoga

2:00 p.m. – Recovery Yoga


1:00 p.m. – Recovery Yoga

2:00 p.m. – Recovery Yoga

4:00 p.m. – Gentle Strengthening Yoga

5:00 p.m. – Yin/Restorative Yoga