sit and be fit
Gateway Yoga is bringing Fort Myers a new way to get fit as a newly certified instructor in Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga (LVCY). The intensive and comprehensive four day training included chair yoga, double chair yoga, pair chair yoga, weighted chair yoga, Brain Dance - a series of movements to enhance the brain, as well as Eastern and Western holistic practices.
"Chair Yoga is not for sissies," says Gateway Yoga owner and instructor Kelly Cornwall, quoting Founder Lakshmi Voelker, who personally trained the instructors. "Most any pose you do on a mat can be done on a chair. All it takes is a little creativity and a full understanding of the benefits of each pose to recreate it as chairasana!"
If you can sit, you can get fit is the mantra of Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga where the chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of the body, taking full advantage of yoga's fitness and health potential.
Chair exercise is for anyone who can no longer get on the floor including seniors who may be less limber. Yoga's benefits include improved flexibility, increased muscle strength, better posture, increased blood flow, lower blood sugar, increased bone strength, boosted immunity and lower blood pressure.
Chair Yoga classes are currently scheduled Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:30 am and is a one hour class. Visit our website or call 239-768-1458 for more information and pricing.
Gateway Yoga is located at 11300 Lindbergh Boulevard, Suite #111 in Fort Myers, Florida just off Daniels Parkway via Rickenbacker Parkway.
From the Cooridor | October/November 2017