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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Yoga for the Over-50 Crowd with Vitalah Simon, owner of YogaShine

Vitalah Simon

The vital and ever-growing over-50 crowd is now the focus of YogaShine's offerings. From the comfort of one’s home, sessions are offered via Zoom. The studio currently has students attending not only from Westchester County, but also from New York City, Massachusetts and Germany. Class sizes are intentionally small, so that each student may receive lots of individual attention. Vitalah Simon, owner and main teacher, stays close to her screen and watches the students carefully and caringly, giving corrections and praise as the class embarks into the healing realms of yoga.

“All of YogaShine’s classes have a gentle approach, while also strengthening our muscles and building balance and flexibility,” says Simon. “The teachings are based in the kripalu yoga tradition. Chair yoga is for those with some limitations that may make getting up and down from the floor an obstacle. It is also good for people recovering from injuries. Mat yoga includes floor work and seated and standing poses.”

All classes include breathwork and meditation, says Simon. Group classes and private sessions are both offered. “Your first group class is free, and you have nothing to lose but some stress,” shares Simon. In addition, Yoga/Movement Psychotherapy sessions are offered for those that wish to do deeper healing work and explore tools for relieving personal stressors and patterns.

 For more information, call 914.769.8745, email [email protected] or visit