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Yoga and Healthy Aging for Women

Friday 02/10/2023 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 02/17/2023 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 02/24/2023 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

$150.00 Yoga and Healthy Aging for Women

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Arrive. Listen. Share. Ask. Practice. Learn.

As life carries us into our late 60s and beyond, we may experience accelerated changes in health, wellness, relationships, and mental and physical capacities. These changes can be concerning and confusing.

The experience of aging women is different from those of men. In this series we will have the opportunity to explore some of these changes and how yoga-related practices can help us to navigate this time of life.

Weekly topics will focus on information related to specific body systems, such as muscles, bones and joints, breath and heart, and immune system. The yoga practices will include those that help to support these specific aspects of aging.

This virtual workshop series will be taught by Mercedes Santos and Susan Chaudry. Sessions will not be recorded. See refund policies for this workshop series.

Mercedes Santos

Mercedes Santos began practicing yoga 30 years ago and has been teaching for 18. She especially enjoys teaching older students, and has developed programs that include discussion and practices to support a variety of aging-related needs. Using her knowledge of anatomy and therapeutics she helps students learn to practice with breath awareness and somatic discernment. Mercedes’ commitment to teaching is grounded in her belief that yoga can be valuable and accessible to everyone and that the power of the individual practice is amplified when shared in community.

What to expect in class

Students can expect to move their entire bodies through a range of motion with a focus on balancing and harmonizing the physical and mental energies. Her instructions, which include the use of props and options for modifications, are clear and detailed, with an emphasis on proper alignment and nuanced body/breath awareness. Mercedes’ classes have a feeling of “flow” as she teaches with an emphasis on directing the breath to create smooth transitions and a steady deepening into the poses. In her classes, students often experience greater strength, flexibility and peace of mind than they expected.

Susan Chaudry

Susan Chaudry, Nurse Practitioner, APRN, MPH, CYT-200, is a Certified Nurse Practitioner and a retired Nurse Midwife with extensive background and experience in women’s health. She has a Master’s in Public Health and has worked with a variety of diverse populations including teen moms, women who are homeless and seniors. Most recently she was a clinical Instructor at the University of Maryland Baltimore/ School of Nursing, where she taught a course on aging. Susan received her yoga teacher training through Circle Yoga Cooperative and pursued additional training in Trauma Informed yoga and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Her passions include preventative health and health teaching. She believes yoga is an integral component of women’s health and well being.