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Your exercise routine doesn’t need to be upended by the health crisis. Check out these zoom-based virtual classes for everything from tai chi and yoga to meditation. You’ll be glad you did!
Meditation and Chair Yoga
Reduce your stress through breathing exercises, meditation and chair yoga exercises, with Dr. Rubina Heptualla. Join via ZOOM https://zoom.us/j/92923102322 Meeting ID: 929 2310 2322 or via your telephone: 1-929-205-6099 Meeting ID: 929 2310 2322. Consult a doctor before beginning this/any exercise program. This program is a partnership with Yonkers NNORC, WJCS, City of Yonkers Office for the Aging and Yonkers Public Library.
Millennium Medical and Rehab, Scarsdale
This YouTube channel, hosted by Millennium medical director, Dr. Rubina Heptulla (pictured here), focuses on breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, meditation, stretching and more. Free.
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, White Plains
Burke Adult Fitness Center has four educational sessions currently posted to their YouTube channel. Learn about fitness and immune function, setting up a basic at home exercise routine and more, for free. (Pictured here: Burke’s 30-minute strength and balance class). Access on Youtube.
Stay hydrated with the 30 day water drinking challenge and check out a a wide variety of on-demand videos and classes for adults/seniors, including stretching, guided meditation, dance and more. Free to members. (Pictured here: Sheila from the Rye Y leading a movement and strength class.) Additional free YouTube videos. Visit ryeymca.org.
JCC of Mid-Westchester, Scarsdale
Offering both free online classes and private training, registration required. Zumba Gold, gentle yoga, stretching, HIIT and other classes vary day to day. Multiple class discount available. JCC virtual yoga class shown at left.
Yoga Haven, Tuckahoe and Scarsdale
Yoga Haven offers classes every day; some will be live on Zoom while others are pre-recorded. Classes include yoga for cancer support and extra gentle yoga. More details at Yoga Haven.
Stepwise now offers several weekly classes aimed at preventing falls, improving balance and overall fitness. Classes include Balance Basics, Ballet for Balance, Tai Chi, workshops and private balance coaching. Drop-ins available: (914) 292-0602; stepwisenow.com
DOROT’s Onsite @Home Health & Wellness Classes:
Gentle Chair Yoga
Bring awareness to your breath and explore yoga poses while seated in a chair. Benefits include stress reduction, flexibility, and balance. Register at DOROT.
Improve balance, posture, and flexibility as you coordinate simple movement sequences with breath. This class will leave you feeling relaxed and energized. Register at DOROT.
Tuesdays, 1PM & Fridays, 10:30AM
Tia’s Stretch & Strengthen
Increase joint flexibility, mobility and balance with Tia! Tia will guide you in how to use everyday objects as weights and resistance bands. Register for Tuesday classes. Same class is offered on Fridays at 10:30AM. Register for Friday classes.
Chair Yoga, Qigong & Tai Chi Easy™
This fusion class combines gentle movement, energy work, and self-care techniques, with both seated and standing exercises (chair modifications will be offered). Class ends with a yoga nidra deep relaxation and guided meditation to refresh the body and spirit. Register at DOROT.
Whether you’re new to mediation or are already a practitioner, this class is an ideal way to build calm and nurture yourself during this unprecedented time. Register at DOROT.
Breathe, Stretch, Shake it Out, Let it Go
Practice gentle stretching techniques to improve flexibility, dexterity, and overall muscle strength. This class is designed to bring attention to your breath and alignment and focuses on emotional, social, cognitive, and physical integration. Register at DOROT.