Welcome to Yoga for Boomers and Seniors
Yoga is a popular exercise choice for adults and can be enjoyed by anyone at any age. Boomers (born between 1946-1964) and seniors (age 55-100 plus) want to stay active in their second 50 years, and are embracing yoga for health and vitality. 20% of America’s 16 million yoga enthusiasts are over age 55.
Ms. Doolin has multiple teaching certifications and is a highly-trained, skilled and experienced yoga instructor. She teaches both group and individual private sessions primarily in the greater Chapel Hill area. Ms. Doolin is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and is registered with Yoga Alliance, the Yoga Certification Association, recognized worldwide. Jan is also a Certified Senior Yoga Instructor and a Certified Senior Fitness Instructor with The American Senior Fitness Association. She is currently certified by The American Red Cross in CPR, AED and First Aid and carries liability insurance.
To learn more about current classes, workshops or how to schedule an individual private session with Ms. Doolin, please contact her by phone, 919.533.0105, or Click Here to Contact Jan. Jan looks forward to talking to you more about the benefits of Gentle Senior Yoga. Jan currently teaches yoga classes at Carolina Meadows Wellness Center and The Governor’s Club Wellness Center, both in Chapel Hill, NC.
What is Gentle Senior Yoga?
“Gentle Senior Yoga” is yoga that has been adapted to meet the needs of the over 55 population. It is one of the safest physical activities you can pursue.
What are the benefits?
Our world is filled with stress. Research shows that over 80% of all doctor visits are related to stress. The primary goal of Gentle Senior Yoga is relaxation and stress and tension relief to improve the quality and enjoyment of life. Living is simply more fun when you look and feel fit!
Gentle Senior Yoga involves a series of stretches that work your muscles to improve strength, and work the range of motion in all of the joints. Gentle Senior Yoga also helps to promote good posture and improve balance. Yoga exercises boost blood circulation, immunity, stamina and energy. Yoga is especially beneficial in countering chronic pain from arthritis and back pain.
Yoga puts a lot of emphasis on breathing. Most of us utilize only a fraction of our lung capacity. Yoga helps you to breathe easy and fully and boosts the overall functioning of your mind and body, improving brain fitness.
15 Proven Benefits of
Gentle Senior Yoga
- Improves Flexibility
- Strengthens Muscles
- Improves Posture
- Improves Balance
- Boosts Immune Function
- Improves Joint Heath
- Strengthens Bones
- Helps Heart and Lung Functions
- Alleviates Depression
- Improves Brain Function
- Lowers Stress Hormone Levels
- Lowers Blood Pressure
- Relieves Pain
- Improves Psychological Health
- Improves Emotional Health and Resilience
“Jan is a genuinely caring yoga instructor whose enthusiasm for the benefits of yoga is a true pleasure to experience. She has taken the time to educate herself in teaching methods for safe, well-balanced sessions that will definitely improve the health and well being of her students without compromise. I highly recommend Jan as a teacher, especially for the Boomer and Senior populations which she feels passionate about serving.”
~ Roseanna Frechette, Founder & Director, Inner City Yoga, Denver, Colorado