Yoga for the Heart (seniors)

Monday, April 01

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

TOTAL COST: $440 (8 sessions)

Yoga of the Heart is a Deep relaxation 8 weeks sessions program using yoga-based stress Management techniques to help people living with heart disease, cancer or other life-threatening diseases. This program can show you practical and enjoyable practices that can help you transform the stress of daily life into the joys of daily life. You can learn how to respond to life’s difficulties maintaining our equilibrium and a sense of well-being.

The program includes:

  • 8 once a week class–adapted and applied for heart disease and cancer patients.
  • Gentle physical yoga postures.
  • Imagery.
  • Relaxation.
  • Meditation.
  • Breathing practices

 

Medical research has shown that stress is a major factor for heart disease, cancer and other chronic and acute diseases of todays world. The physical and mental stress accumulates and lead to fatigue and anxiety which lead to dis-ease. Yoga-based stress management techniques may be a major determinant in slowing the progression of or reversing these diseases..

References:
Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter “More than a stretch: Yoga’s benefits may extend to the heart”
Nishala Joy Devi, author of “Healing path of yoga” and former director of the yoga-based stress management portion of Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease and co-founder of the award-winning Commonweal Cancer Help Program.

 

About the teacher

Assia Kojo

Hello, I’m Assia Kojo. My love and dedication to the practice of yoga revealed my true course; to spend my time serving community by promoting and teaching the healing benefits that yoga has on the mind and body. Therefore; I embarked upon the journey of taking 500 hours of yoga training and 85 hours of prenatal yoga. I soon began teaching both private and public classes, specializing in therapeutic yoga working with individuals in need of both psychological and physiological help. These humbling and fulfilling experiences, have led me to my next goal of working towards yoga therapy accreditation, with the accredited yoga therapy school “The Soul of Yoga” based out of San Diego, CA specializing in assisting people living with heart disease, cancer and other life-threatening diseases and general health and prevention through yoga-based stress management techniques.