Find Your Balance Using a Chair

SCW Yoga Club
Find Your Balance Using a Chair

Fear of Falling? Each year, more than one-third of people age 65 or older fall. Falls and fall-related injuries, such as hip fracture, can have a serious impact on a person's life. If you fall, it could limit your activities or make it impossible to live independently.  Practicing balance can reduce falls that caused injuries by 37%, falls leading to serious injuries by 43%, and broken bones by 61%. (Harvard Health Publications).

We spend all day balancing our work and personal lives (not to mention our checkbooks), while ironically neglecting our literal sense of balance. Solid physical balance is more than just being able to stand on one foot: The ability to balance prevents future injuries, improves your focus, and relieves stress.

Practicing balance daily will help when you’re in the middle of a stressful situation or have a tough decision to make.  Easy yoga poses bring your mind back into the present moment and help you find your center, while your subconscious sorts itself out.

Yoga is practiced in bare feet or special yoga socks; shoes are not allowed. The instructor will guide the class through a series of poses with transitional poses in between.  Resting poses will be incorporated in these flows. Options and modifications for each pose will be presented when they are available for those looking for less, or more, challenge.

The instructor will use a hands-on approach, lightly touching a participant (with permission) to help achieve the proper pose alignment for maximum benefit and to prevent injury. Modifications to poses will be suggested by the instructor to accommodate those with injuries or other physical limitations. 

Upon the completion of each class participants should feel in balance, stronger, more flexible, and increased confidence than when they entered the studio. 


  • This class is open to ALL SKILL LEVELS

  • Cost is $4 per participant

  • Equipment:  

    • A yoga mat (not a Pilates mat).

    • Optionally, 1 or 2 blocks (4”x6”x9” recommended); a yoga blanket; a yoga strap. You may find these props help your practice progress and may be acquired over time.

    • Other yoga accessories or props (e.g., yoga socks, bolster, etc.) as you desire.

Topics Covered in this Class

  • Improve Coordination

  • Increase Stabilizer Muscles

  • Strengthen Bones

  • Sharpen focus

  • Boost Concentration

Evon Stone Rubenstein received her Yoga Therapy Training at Loyola Marymount University and has a Dual B.A. in Business Administration and Operations Management. She is a student of Amy Wheeler, Ph.D. in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar.  Evon has been practicing and teaching Yoga for over 25 years. She utilizes the practice of Yoga Therapy to design individualized sessions to meet students where they are in their journey. Customized Yoga practices can foster nourishment tailored for the individual and ongoing support. Evon is certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists as a C-IAYT.

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