Yoga for 55+: Return to Practice

Beginner II

Satiya's Yoga for 55+ is a lovely class that is gentle, but a little more challenging for the average senior. It's a gentle, hatha yoga class that comes with many benefits, including helping you establish the strength and flexibility that you need to maintain your abilities as best you can, including your balance, the range of motion in your joints and your pain-free body. It will also prepare you for Satiya's next class: Yoga for 55+: A Beginner Flow. Have fun! Note: Satiya sits on a bolster to begin class, but you can use anything, such as a firm pillow or folded blanket.



Existing Comments

October 1, 2021

This practice was okay, but really more gentle calisthenics than yoga... I expected this to be more for someone who has been
away from yoga for a few weeks due to illness or injury but this is more geared to those who have not practiced in many months. It will be great for those.

December 15, 2020

It is a nice class but twice the poses are not done on both sides. It is a little disconcerting when that happens. I don’t want to have to get up twice to pause the video to complete the poses.

September 21, 2020

Very peaceful, lovely. Nice all round gentle stretching.

May 29, 2020

Wonderful practice and I love the calm gentle environment that is created. More please!!
May 27, 2020

Coming back from a time away. This is a great welcome and refresher! I like the slower pace and look forward to trying other of Satiya"s classes.

March 27, 2020

Thank you. This is a very peaceful way to start my days of isolation,

January 16, 2020

I enjoy this class to wake up in the morning, even though I am not yet 55. Thank you.
Is there a plan to edit the video so that there is an extended twist to the left as well as the right?

David Procyshyn
January 16, 2020

Glad you enjoyed it!
We didn't notice a longer twist on one side. We unfortunately won't be able to fix it, but you could pause the video during the shorter twist so you can extend it a bit longer. Would that work?

July 19, 2019

What an absolutely beautiful gentle practice. I'm a yoga teacher living in rural Japan and it's really important to me to "join" and learn from other teachers. Where we live makes that very difficult.

I truly appreciate the quality of the instructors on DYWM. I'm a senior myself and this practice was such a blessing on this rainy Saturday morning. Satiya is so calming and comforting - a real gem. Thanks so much for this practice.

February 4, 2019

Great stretching, especially the hip stretch!

February 4, 2019

Wow, really enjoyed this whole month. Thanks! Can't wait to try another.

January 30, 2019

I enjoyed the core challenges of this class. I love Satiya's gentle voice. Namaste!

January 29, 2019

I always love Satiya's classes, and this one is no exception. Challenging but manageable.

Francine P
January 29, 2019

That was lovely, I feel awake and limber. Could do this one every day.
Thank you Namaste

January 29, 2019

A thoughtful and gentle practice for us 55 plus folks. Thank you Satiya.

January 2, 2019

Thank you. Really enjoyed this session. I am just getting back to yoga with a number of injuries and breathing difficulties and this was very helpful.

July 18, 2018

Very good indeed to get back to practice after many years of chronic illness. I've struggled to begin again or find something I can start out with as my body is nothing like the one I once knew. More of these please to keep people like me on track.

July 11, 2018

I enjoyed this class a great deal. Satiya's calm presence and clear instructions were great. I found the slower pace and clear link between breath and movement helpful. I also found it to be a great class for focusing on my form.

June 24, 2018

I'm normally an intermediate class person but hurt my hip and am trying to "go easy". This class is fantastic for a 55 + or sedentary person who feels intimidated by yoga. My sister is one of those people. she isn't super coordinated and finds new physical steps hard to follow. I'm sure she could do this.
Satiya doesn't use any yoga terms, her instructions are very calm and clear and the moves are gentle. She gets you moving your entire body using easy to follow instruction.
My only improvement would be: she is sitting on a bolster. In the pre-talk it's worth mentioning what "equipment" is used and maybe why. She does mention it once the class starts but I like to have all my gear collected before.
This is a fantastic class for the new, returning after an injury, or many years away people, and yoga shy people.
I'm going to check out more of her classes. She has a welcoming, calm countenance.

June 20, 2018

I really enjoyed this gentle stretching, especially as I have been suffering with very painful joints due to menopause and as such have not exercised or practised for ages. After one session I felt a little less sore and a tad more supple.
Thank you : )