Sacramento Yoga Center / Senior Yoga / Gentle Yoga

Senior Yoga

Never taken yoga? Feeling stiff and a bit fragile?

We offer a variety of classes where seniors can stretch, relax, and have fun! These classes are tailored for the senior and are suitable for a range of abilities. Senior Yoga

Those with limited movement in hips, shoulders, knees, and other parts of their bodies, can be accommodated with gentle modifications to the various yoga poses impacting those areas.

Many seniors are concerned about not being able to get down on the mat and if they do, possibly having difficulty in getting back up. An option available in these classes is to use a chair and do modified poses from the chair. Most of the yoga poses can be adapted to sitting in a chair with verbal cueing by the instructor.

The SYC studio has a variety of yoga blocks, straps, bolsters, and blankets that can be used to support our bodies in moving into and holding various yoga poses.

If doing yoga has been your desire, but the thoughts of limitation due to age or medical conditions are holding you back, perhaps these are the classes you have been looking for.

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga takes traditional Yoga postures and provides stability and support through the creative use of a chair. Poses are done seated on the chair or the chair is used for support during standing and balancing postures. We will modify so that even those with health restrictions, decreased range of motion, and physical challenges can enjoy the benefits of a more traditional practice. This class will awaken areas of the body that have been inactive, create circulation, increase your body's mobility and stability while cultivating mindfulness. Chair Yoga is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and physical conditions and is something you can easily take out of the studio and into your home or office!

No experience necessary.

Monday 4:00-5:15 pm

About Kim Kramer

To learn more about Chair Yoga,
email Kim at

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Deep Tissue Release

Deep Tissue Release

The Deep Tissue Release Class is designed to help you release every layer of your body, heart, and mind. Class will begin with a gentle flow yoga to prepare you for yoga-ball-therapy work. Our focus is to release the fascial layer, part of the soft connective tissue system, where much of our pain and tension lie. By releasing this layer of the body you can invite a sense of deep relaxation to restore and rebalance your nervous system. All levels are welcome. Yoga therapy balls will be provided. You will be on a mat.

* Please note the balls are not recommended for bruised skin, broken bones, or osteoporosis.

No experience necessary.

Friday 4:00-5:15 pm

About Kim Kramer

To learn more about Deep Tissue Release,
email Kim at

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Gentle Yoga

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Gentle yoga practice adapts the various means and methods of practice to the unique condition, needs and interests of each individual - giving each practitioner the tools to individualize and actualize the process of self-discovery and personal transformation.

There are four points that characterize the main difference between the this Gentle Yoga class and most other forms of asana practice:

  1. Repetition & Stay
  2. Function over Form
  3. Breath & Adaptation
  4. Sequencing
Sandi Russi

Monday and Friday 9:00 - 10:00 am

About Sandi Russi

To learn more about Gentle Yoga,
email Sandi at

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Gentle Vinyasa

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Bob Brach's "Gentle Yoga with Bob" offers a gentle style of yoga that flows together at a slow pace allowing students time to settle into their pose and then prepare their body for the next pose. This combination of gentle poses with ample time between poses allows for greater safety and comfort. Bob has several students in their 80's attending his classes.

Bob Brach

Monday and Friday 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 - 10:00 am

About Bob Brach

To learn more about Gentle Vinyasa email Bob at

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Healthy Aging

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A gentle and focused approach supporting balance, mobility and joint health. Seated modifications available for those unable to access the floor. Start where you are. No prior yoga experience necessary.

Linda Roye

Tuesday 9:30 - 10:30 am
Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 am

About Linda Roye

To learn more about Healthy Aging email Linda Roye at

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