Yoga for 55+: A Beginner Flow

Beginner II

This yoga class for 55+ is perfect for beginners or anyone who feels they need a gentle yoga class. It's a step up from her class Yoga for 55+: Return to Practice, and it begins with Satiya slowing you down, breathing, meditating and letting go of the day. She makes her way toward gentle, modified sun salutations, followed by a hatha yoga flow that includes balancing poses, and openers for the spine, hips, legs, shoulders and groin. It may feel a little more challenging than the average Yoga for Seniors class, but it will likely be accessible to most who are in this age range. Satiya's pace and clear direction make this class easy to follow and a joy to participate in. Note: Satiya sits on a bolster to begin the class. You can use the same, a firm pillow or folded blanket.

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tanjaf
January 25, 2021
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What a beautiful teacher! Thank You!!! xx

Becky in TX
August 17, 2020
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Tomorrow I turn 60! I've been mostly neglecting my yoga time over the past year and this is the last day of vacation so I decided it should be the first day of a renewed commitment to yoga. Satiya was the perfect re-start. I love this soothing and encouraging voice. What a peaceful nature!
After 30+ years of doing yoga this is probably the most important time to really be focussed on health, balance, and flexibility. Thank you so much for making this a beautiful transition back to the mat and into this next decade.

Nouran Jerjous
July 24, 2020
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As usual Satiya, a wonderful class. this class was like a journy , taking me form one place to the other in a I ovely slow rethem . your calm voice and and iclear nstructions were of much help. the session was chellanging for me in the balancing poses , but i will repeat it many times untill I get it. thank you so much.

Betteren
July 1, 2020
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what a wonderful class! Thank you so much, Satiya

OliveBranch
April 24, 2020
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How I love Satiya's 55+ classes. My body struggles now... since middle aged hormonal changes, injuries and illnesses are taking their toll. I struggle to practice now that my body is so much stiffer and is plagued with chronic fatigue type problems; however I know I'm safe in these classes. While they are lovely for all ages, they really do help those of us in the 55+ boat, be able to find some contentment and confidence in a class. Love, respect and thanks (again).

debkiger
February 10, 2020
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This class is so much more than the sum of the parts of its title! Yes, I’m over 55, but I would have loved it at 40 too. And beginner? Okay, every beginner would learn from and be able to this. But as a yogi for more than 20 years, I can also appreciate doing this class to refine my own practice with “beginners mind.” And Flow... there is flow, and there is stillness. There are conscious movements and transitions, synchronized breath work, and Satiya encourages us to find release with “intention” and attention. (Note: I found it!)
BRAVO for this class, Satiya!

Yellowstone
November 5, 2018
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Thank you for sharing this practice. I am 200 hour cert and will be heading to Yandara in Baja for more training soon. I wanted to learn how an instructor might handle beginners and an older demographic (I'm an older demographic, too). Loved the pacing. Loved being able to have the time to breathe into a pose and work with muscle and breath awareness. Great pacing for any level. Great choices of asanas as well. And her voice is perfect. Namaste.

Pagandog
August 18, 2018
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I am 58 but been doing yoga for twenty years. This is my new favorite class. Excellent in every way and Satiya voice is exquisite. Thank you

Angelavivi
July 15, 2018
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Hello and thank you for your generosity in sharing theses lessons. This is where I think I should start , since I am a beginner, but even if gentle, I had a hard time with some stretches as my knees hurt. Any ideas of how to improve my knees? I did stop the moment it hurt as sugegsted by you in other videos. I will also try the Return to practice next time. Namaste. Angelaviv

Huguette
July 11, 2018
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Thank you Satiya for this great session. Such a great balanced session. I just finished it and feel wonderful. This is exactly what my body needs.

chhill13
July 4, 2018
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Thank you Satiya, this class was amazing. It's going into my favorites.

nipper
June 29, 2018
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I did this as a running rest day practice. Soooo very nice. Very nicely directed and paced to give one time to find their posture and stretch. Feet, ankles, calves, hamstrings, the entire body. It is nice to take ones time and enjoy the stretch and relax. Great variety and very enjoyable. Thank you Satiya

Irishlove
June 26, 2018
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I really enjoyed this well paced practice. I actually wouldn't have labeled it as 55 plus, but as a very stable flow class. It has beginning elements, but it also has a lot of stronger elements. After all, aren't all levels based on a slow, rhythmic, mastering of the basics? I see too little of the basics of any type of Hatha based yoga these days so it's brilliant to do Vrksasana, Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana, Gomukhasana, Navasana, Bharadvajasana, Marichyasana I (with modifications) and others. Honestly, I love the basics and although I am well able for advanced work, it's the basics, done in a slow flow manner, that keep me in alignment. Thank you so much for contributing to making my day a good one. This practice really helped me, and I feel it can help a lot of people (you can even pause the video and add a backbend before the twists!). Namaste from Ireland.

David Procyshyn
June 28, 2018
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Yes, I get what you're saying. You've highlighted a constant challenge for us as we name classes. As you say, this class can be great for all levels, not just students who are 55+. Here's a great example: I filmed a beginner class that I labelled Yoga for Sciatica, but it's also a great class for office workers, athletes, people with lower back pain and intermediate/advanced students. My Yoga for Lower Back Pain series is the same - those two classes will benefit a whole variety of yogis because of their thorough focus on releasing tension around the pelvis.
So we choose to label classes with more specific terms when we want people who are in that demographic or are suffering from a particular issue to find it and do the class. The risk is leaving others out, but there is no way to avoid that.... other than having conversations like this one.
Thanks for bringing that up and happy to hear more.