I get hugged about 20 times every Thursday morning. It's one of the highlights of my week.
I have been teaching a weekly chair yoga class at the West Allis Senior Center for about a year and a half. We started out with about 8 people the first couple of weeks, but have steadily grown our group to 20-30 people who come in regularly to breathe, stretch and smile with me.
This class is one of those examples of how I teach yoga as a way to improve your life, not just your body. I give tips for breathing exercises at home, ways to adapt the postures in different ways around the house, as well as balance and wellness tips. People often gather early to chat and exchange ideas and recipes. I am truly lucky to teach there. What an amazing group of people.
How did the hugs come about? My dad attends almost every class, and he hugs me as he arrives and leaves. About a year into class, those hugs started to go through the whole group. (*grateful heart*) Not everyone wants a hug, and that's ok. Everyone is respected.
Hugs are healing. When you give a hug, you get a hug. Hug yourself! Hug someone else!
Repeat as necessary xoxoxoxo
Sending LOVE out to the Universe, one class a t a time <3 <3 <3
If you want more information on this 30 minute chair yoga class (additional 15 minute brain-boost meditation immediately follows), see the schedule and description page or call the Senior Center at 414-302-8700. This class is free for members of the center, $20.0/year to join Thursdays- 10:30am
Weather 65 & Sunny
Students 23 (WOW....our best Sunday yet!) 4 chair, 19 mat
Organization-West Allis Senior Center
Money Raised $97
Special thanks to my students at the center who couldn't attend the class, but donated money anyway....we raised $45 before class even started!