Yoga for Seniors: The Whole Body

Michelle Rubin
Instructor Michelle Rubin
Average: 4.5 (33 votes)
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If you are looking for a full-length class of chair yoga, this is absolutely perfect. Michelle gently strengthens and stretches the whole body, all while seated in a chair. It's perfect for seniors or people with a disability.

Equipment: None
Style: Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Seniors


Michelle Rubin's 54 minute class is perfect as it focuses on all the body areas. I have been doing it for months about 2-3 times a week and
it is wonderful --- particularly with emphasis on breathing.

greymatter432 3 months ago

Hello Michelle,

Thanks so much for sharing your class with us all. I really enjoyed it. My first yoga class in some time and definitely my first from a chair. Getting mobile again after such long period of my body being either injured or very sporadic in the demands put upon it, is why I came to your class. I have made notes a feel that it has helped me isolate some acute areas that need a more gentle approach to opening up their mobility whilst I also invest in a more general and well directed form of body connection. Having said that I found the layers of variations within each posture to be much more of a work out than I anticipated. I think I will build more stamina in say my shoulders and hips thanks to your class. Anyways, I just wanted to say thanks. I hope some feedback helps you out too. All th best. See you again. Adam.

zoebb 1 year ago

This is a fantastic class for those of us who sit in a chair all day. I am able to sneak it in during my lunch hour and feel refreshed and less stressed afterward. It really helps workout those muscles that get tight from sitting at a computer all day - shoulders and neck, especially. The only thing I didn't care for was the cue for keeping the belly tucked in (like when you don't want your belly to show for a picture - I feel there's enough negative reinforcement of body image out there already; I don't need it in my yoga class, too. Otherwise, though, I really like both the class sequences and Michelle as an instructor. :)

boyle014 2 years ago

I was organizing yoga for my office, and chose this video for an easy, all-level class. Now I come back to it frequently. Although I'm capable of doing more advanced yoga, I think this class is a great workout. It reaches areas (e.g. the shoulders and upper arms) that classes often miss. As others have said, Michelle goes pretty fast, but you can take it at whatever pace you want. It's also easy to make it more challenging if you like..

Dink 2 years ago

Have done this class 7 times. It’s easy, but I feel a benefit every time. Would like to see more classes from Michelle!