Gentle Yoga and Yoga for Osteoporosis


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This gentle yoga class is designed to introduce students to the ways that yoga can help maintain bone health. Students will be taught the 12-minute daily yoga sequence which was studied by Dr. Loren Fishman and shown to build bone density, as reported in The New York Times. Dr. Fishman was a student of the yoga master BKS Iyengar and his work is partly based on his teachings. As a nationally certified Iyengar yoga teacher, Mary is qualified to teach the alignment principles which keep students safe and maximize the benefits of the poses. This class would also be an excellent choice for those looking for a gentle yoga class. Props will be needed at home to make the postures accessible.

Mary Wixted is a nationally certified Iyengar yoga instructor with over 12 years of teaching experience (10 years with Lexington Community Education). Mary is expert in helping beginners enjoy the practice while taking more experienced students to their maximum pose protecting the body with the use of props when needed.

What Students Are Saying: 

Mary is a knowledgeable, compassionate, seasoned instructor who offers us extremely clear and detailed explanations and instructions. She is patient with those of us who have aging muscles and limbs, encouraging us to do as much as we can and then, just a tiny bit more. There’s never a hint of shaming or embarrassing us when we’ve reached our limits, unable to go further without risk of injury or unnecessary pain.

Start Date: 9/26/2023, 12 meetings
Class Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Day of Week: Tuesday
Location: Hybrid: Hancock Church or Zoom
Instructor: Mary Wixted
Status: Running/Openings