Amenia Yoga Announces Six-Week Bone Health Course
Sarah Wallace, owner of Amenia Yoga
Sarah Wallace, owner of Amenia Yoga: A Place for Wellness, which opened in June, recently earned her certification in Yoga for Osteoporosis and will offer a course on bone health on six consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning October 5.
“Taking care of bones is a lifelong battle, and it’s never too late to start,” Wallace says, noting that osteoporosis “sneaks up on people. They don’t know they have it until they fall and break their hip.”
While all exercise is better than inactivity, she says, yoga is preferable because it stimulates and strengthens bones and muscles and increases range of motion, flexibility, balance and coordination. It’s also low impact. Course participants will learn asanas for preventing and counteracting osteopenia and osteoporosis. Class size is limited to 10. All participants will need a doctor’s clearance to join.
With Wallace and Sara Regan as instructors, Amenia Yoga is rapidly expanding its schedule of classes, which now include a special senior class on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings; an all-levels class on Tuesday and Thursday mornings; evening classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and a Sunday class at 11 a.m.
“We will be offering qigong in the near future, and starting in September we’ll offer prenatal yoga for future moms in all trimesters of pregnancy,” Wallace says.
Many people consider trying yoga but never seem to get around to it. They make excuses that they’re too old, they don’t have time, or they can’t touch their toes. But “yoga meets you where you are,” Wallace says.
“There are benefits to beginning in your 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and even 80s. For those new to yoga, you might think it’s all about twisting your body into a pretzel. That’s not at all the true essence of yoga. Yoga brings inner peace and balance to your life. If you want to feel good physically, mentally and emotionally, you should try it. We are an all-inclusive studio—our doors are open. Every body is welcome here.”