55+ Community Chair Yoga
$5 / person
1:30pm - 2:15pm
This program was inspired by a November 2014 event called Friends Helping Friends which was grant-funded by the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation and involved non-profits collaborating with Kids for Peace to perform service projects for the community. The Reach Out for Thanks service project involves a collaboration of Kids for Peace, Carlsbad Causes for Community (C3), and Meals on Wheels. Hundreds of ‘Gratitude Bookmarks’ offering this gratitude gift of yoga were colored and laminated by the kids and then distributed to the hundreds of senior volunteers who deliver food for Meals on Wheels. C3 is a 501c3 non-profit that collaborates as a community to implement programs and events for the community. The Reach Out for Thanks program was open to not only senior volunteers for Meals on Wheels, but to anyone who would benefit from a little stretching and reaching out to experience some community love.
Those with disabilities, weight challenges, inflexibility, or who just cannot get on the floor for whatever reason (such as age or being in a crowded work environment) can benefit from a daily practice of yoga on a chair. The chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of your body allowing you to take full advantage of yoga’s amazing fitness and health potential.
The classes were held for free in January of 2015, and this program continues because the cost of the class is subsidized thanks to generous donations from the following groups:
If you are interested in donating to our community 501(c)3 non-profit to help ensure this program continues, please contact us!