Program Type:Health & Wellness
Celebrating Seniors Week: May 12-19, 2022
Celebrating Seniors Week is dedicated to honoring, recognizing, and serving seniors in Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park. Learn more about events and activities happening in the community and join us for more events in this series of senior-focused programs hosted by the library »
Calm and center your mind while moving your body through intentional poses and sequences. Chair yoga can improve your flexibility, concentration, and strength, while boosting your mood, and reducing stress and joint strain. Now is a great time to start a practice or revisit one.
What to know before you join
- Chair yoga and meditation are accessible and open for all
- Dress comfortably
- Find a location where you can focus and dedicate 30 minutes to you
- You are not required to keep your camera on
- Prepare to take time to match your movement and motion and have a little fun
- Have a chair that can be stationary
About the instructor
Instructor DuShaun Branch is focused on bringing yoga to as many BIPOC and plus-sized communities as possible. She believes people not only need rest and relaxation, but resistance. Yoga is a powerful way to tap into the balance of ease and positive effort. DuShaun teaches through the lens of equity and trauma-informed, hosting classes in “nontraditional” settings all over the city. She intends on taking down as many barriers as possible to bring yoga to those who are looking for calm and relaxed minds. DuShaun truly believes yoga is for all, and shares that throughout Chicago and beyond.
By joining this class, you declare that you are physically fit and ready to participate and understand any physical activity may involve some risk of injury. You may rest at any time during the class. It is your responsibility to consult with your physician with respect to any past or present injury, illness, health problem, or any other condition or medication that may affect your participation.
The participant assumes all risks of injury and illness that may result from such participation. The participant agrees to waive and release the Oak Park Public Library, its officers, employees, trustees, and agents and shall hold such persons/entity harmless from any and all liability for any claim, suit, or other cause of action which might arise from injuries, illness, damages, or loss which may occur on account of participation in such activities.