The following information was provided by Artemis Yoga:
A collective of nationally celebrated yoga experts today announced the launch of an online interactive workshop series focused on yoga and aging. The series, sponsored by Watertown-based Artemis Yoga, brings together the combined experiences of four of the nation’s premier instructors to showcase the value of yoga in aging gracefully with health, strength and resilience.
Yoga and Aging: Cultivating Resilience launches on January 23, 2022, with a free livestream panel discussion followed by four paid workshops hosted by yoga experts Roni Brissette, David Goldblatt, Karin Stephan, and Patricia Walden. Rahel Wasserfall of Artemis Yoga will moderate the January livestream discussion and provide “learning labs” between each workshop. (There is no obligation to do the paid workshops if you attend the panel discussion). Designed for both yoga novices as well as enthusiasts, the program is timely as Americans continue to manage their health and mindset through a worldwide pandemic and as the country’s older population continues to grow rapidly.
“As an increasing number of Americans enter their older years and live longer, more are seeking the tools and knowledge for healthy aging. Yoga reduces stress and improves strength and mobility allowing individuals to thrive as they age,” said Liz Padula, owner and founder of Artemis Yoga. “This program is an exciting opportunity to tap into the collective insight and wisdom of some of the early pioneers of yoga in the U.S. who embrace yoga as a foundation for healthy living, especially as they have grown older.”
Each Yoga and Aging instructor brings 30-45 years of experience and specific expertise to the program, including two who are the founders of the first BKS Iyengar Yoga Center in the East Coast. The collective includes:
Roni Brissette is a Junior Intermediate III Iyengar Teacher who has been teaching Iyengar Yoga since 1993 and currently has been teaching online a series of classes on the Body Wisdom incorporating love of yoga, nutrition and the Dharma.
David Goldblatt began his study and practice of Iyengar Yoga in 1972 and teaching since 1976. His practice has grown beyond the mat to be fully realized in living life.
Karin Stephan is a leading Iyengar yoga teacher in the United States with a career that has spanned more than 45 years and she co-founded the first BKS Iyengar Yoga Center in the east coast in 1985. She credits her understanding and appreciation of the human body to the teachings of BKS Iyengar.
Patricia Walden began her study with BKS Iyengar in 1976. She is respected as one of his most capable students and teachers throughout the world. Her devotion to her teacher and to the subject of yoga has defined her life’s journey. Yoga Journal listed Patricia as one of the 25 American Yoga Originals who have helped shape yoga in the West. Time Magazine has also featured her work with yoga and healing. Patricia has a special interest in yoga, specifically for women and yoga for depression.
Rahel Wasserfall brings a deep compassion for her students with a warm, engaging teaching style accessible to students of all ages and abilities. She has been practicing and studying Iyengar yoga since 1993 and completed her first teacher-training certificate in 2003 under the tutelage of Peentz Dubble and Patricia Walden. In 2015, she completed the rigorous Iyengar yoga teacher certification and in October 2019, achieved the Intermediate Junior I level.
All programs are on Sundays at 1:00 PM Eastern Time.
Free Livestream Discussion: January 23, 2022 – Featuring Roni Brissette, David
Goldblatt, Karin Stephan, Patricia Walden and moderated by Rahel Wasserfall
Workshop #1: You’re as Young as Your Spine! – February 27, 2022 – Patricia Walden
Workshop #2: Form and Function: Our Hips as We Age – March 27, 2022 – Karin Stephan
Workshop #3: Moving from Stability – April 24, 2022 – Roni Brissette
Workshop #4: Growing Old with Yoga – May 22, 2022 – David Goldblatt
For pricing, registration and more information, visit: www.yogaandaging.com
About Artemis Yoga
Artemis Yoga is an independent yoga center offering over 30+ classes weekly, in-studio or online. Founded in 2015, Artemis hosts two practice studios and offers flow yoga (Vinyasa), Iyengar yoga, Ashtanga yoga, restorative yoga, mindfulness and meditation as well as programs for children, teens, athletes and more. Artemis Yoga is located in Watertown, MA, bordering Cambridge, Boston, Newton and Belmont. To learn more, please visit: www.artemisyoga.com