Yoga classes offered

BAR HARBOR — Chair Yoga for Every Body, Yoga Dance for Seniors and Yoga for Cancer are being offered on Mount Desert Island through the Graceful Aging program, an initiative of Healthy Acadia launched in January. The classes, taught by certified yoga teacher Susan Sassaman, meet weekly in Bar Harbor and Southwest Harbor, and are free to all, though donations are accepted.

Chair Yoga takes place entirely seated, so there is no need to worry about balance or strength issues. Classes incorporate gentle stretching, breath work, strengthening and relaxation.

Yoga Dance for Seniors features a combination of gentle seated yoga and easy dancing across the room as a group. Movements flow naturally to accompanying musical selections.

Yoga for Cancer, a specialized yoga methodology, is tailored to address the physical and emotional needs left by cancer and its treatments. Classes include a full range of strengthening and restorative yoga postures and relaxation.

All classes provide the health benefits of yoga: they stimulate the immune system, improve flexibility and strength, reduce anxiety and help to boost overall well-being.

The Graceful Aging program also includes Tai Chi for Health, Fitness for Parkinson’s and meditation classes. Contact Susan Sassaman at 288-8103 or [email protected], or visit



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