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.

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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