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NYC Chapter Event: Yoga to Strengthen and Maintain

Thursday, January 21, 2021
9:30 - 10:30 AM EST
Location: Online Webinar - Zoom link sent 72 hours prior to event
Restricted to members only
This event is SOLD OUT!
Contact: Victoria Weill-Hagai

This event is SOLD OUT!
Elizabeth Hansen is offering TTN members “Yoga to Strengthen and Maintain.” 

Her presentation will include a discussion of why yoga is so beneficial for rebuilding muscle after months of inactivity, a sample class, and a relaxation period – followed by a Q&A with participants.

Elizabeth will explain how the components of yoga – yoga’s physical and breathing exercises, and meditation – provide both the resistance exercises to counter months of decreased activity during Covid time, as well as the motivation to develop a long-term strengthening practice. 

The sample class will feature classical stretching and strengthening yoga poses as well as their modifications. 

Registration is limited to 10 women per session.

Each session will have the same content; please register for only one date.

Participants should be able to get up and down from the floor without too much difficulty.  They should have a mat or carpeted surface and a chair available.


Comments from Elizabeth Hansen’s last Yoga Event for TTN members:

  • "This was a wonderful hour spent with a skilled, focused, centered yoga teacher”
  • "Excellent instruction."
  • “Elizabeth is so knowledgeable”

About the Teacher

Elizabeth de G. R. Hansen, Ph.D., RYT 500, C-IAYT

Elizabeth Hansen, a TTN member since 2003 and a certified yoga therapist, has been teaching yoga to older adults in New York City for over 15 years.

Before COVID most of her teaching was with private clients, but she also taught groups at senior centers and with the team that teaches Yoga for Arthritis and Chronic Pain at the Integral Yoga Institute of New York (IYINY).

She has written articles on yoga for arthritis and for diabetes, and recently published Yoga for Arthritis? YES! in which she discussed the two principal types of arthritis, and the way in which yoga changes the nervous system from the stressed out “fight or flight” sympathetic system to the “rest and digest” para-sympathetic nervous system offering relief from anxiety as well as arthritic pain.

Elizabeth was among the first graduates of the ground-breaking therapeutic yoga programs Yoga for Seniors and Yoga for Arthritis. Yoga teachers like her were taught how to adapt classical yoga poses – or pieces of those poses – to address the specific needs of elderly students, and/or students with arthritis: how to lubricate and loosen an arthritic shoulder, or to raise the chest for optimal slow and relaxed breathing.  After an additional 300 hours of training, she was certified as a Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. 

Please Note:

Registrations are not transferrable without authorization by the event organizer.

Requests for refunds must be received 14 DAYS before the event date. 
Send refund requests to Committee Chair:

Material from, 23:57:08 January 15, 2021.
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