My Personal Quest to Find Yoga for Old People

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE #00697006

When I showed up for my first (and probably last) vinyasa class, I wasn't dressed appropriately. They also did not like my Target yoga mat because it had a bit of padding. Plus, everybody seemed to be covering up their mat with what looked like a Native American blanket. Or maybe the blankets are from Mexico or Alaska. Hard to say.

Turned out I knew the woman sitting directly behind me. Although she recognized me before I figured out who she was. She asked if I was wearing a sports bra (ha, ha, ha) and suggested if that was the case, I would be happier if I removed my t-shirt.

The heat was unbearable.

Hey, I made it through an entire 30 minutes of that class before I passed out cold.

Progress.

You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Yoga for Old People in Sacramento.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents I laughed like hell at your post.... sooo funny.... you made it through the class with young people... so why do you want the beginning class...your better off with the challenge and stretching the muscles that are needed to accomplish the poses you can't do now....  and what age group would you find in the class for old people????

Mar 26, 2019 06:35 AM #1
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Elizabeth. I don't go but there are yoga classes in my area for seniors.

Mar 26, 2019 06:36 AM #2
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Barbara Todaro er . . . halfway. I made it halfway through that vinyasa class. I can move up to that after I master all of the basics. The people in the senior class are ten years younger and ten years older.

Mar 26, 2019 08:04 AM #3
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Sheila Anderson What I find are many of the senior classes are for people who can't move very well. I don't have that problem (yet) and can do amazing movements. I can bend at the waist by cradling my forearms and almost touch the floor with my arms. That's pretty good. But all that jumping, up and down, thrusts, not for me.

There are so many different kinds of yoga, including all of the hybrid made-up stuff. Finding just the "right" class is pretty hard.

Mar 26, 2019 08:07 AM #4
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Beth Atalay
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, I'm laughing so hard after reading your personal blog that my stomach hurts. I checked some Yoga Studios in Sacramento, how about One Flow Yoga? Try their beginners class and Yin. Most senior classes you'll find would be chair yoga which I'm not sure you would want. Hot Yoga(Bikram) is not that easy, especially for those who can't take the heat, poses are not really that challenging. The Yoga Solution in Sacramento also offers classes you will enjoy.

Mar 26, 2019 08:41 AM #5
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Hahahaha, I'm also laughing like crazy reading this one Elizabeth. You speak what most of us want - a kinder gentler yoga, but still challenging. Sounds like Beth has given you some great tips. By the way, have you tried the aerial yoga hanging from large hammocks?  If I was closer to you, I'd find a class and we could go try it out together - safetly in numbers and all...lol. 

Mar 26, 2019 08:55 AM #6
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Sharon Tara
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I attempted a public yoga class only once and would never do it again. It seems I'm not well suited to group activity. I prefer one on one. I had private yoga for a couple of years before my instructor moved to Hawaii.

I've not done it now for years...wish I had kept it up, but don't see myself starting up again.

Love your title. 

Mar 26, 2019 09:02 AM #7
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I don't do Yoga.  I tried once, and by the time I actually got into some of those poses, I feared someone would sling me over their shoulder like a hand bag and carry me out the door.  However, California Family Fitness, where I swim has Yoga classes at a couple different levels.  I often note folks in their late 70s entering the class, while I'm walking out to the pool.

Mar 26, 2019 09:54 AM #8
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Elizabeth, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Mar 26, 2019 09:55 AM #9
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Nina Hollander
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Hi Elizabeth... your post had me laughing. I have no interest in finding a yoga class for old people... I tried it as a young people back in San Francisco in 1974 and h-a-t-e-d it more than I can say. As for that hot yoga... no way. Our granddaughter tried it recently and she said never again. I guess we're just not a yoga-kind of family. Now talk to me about pilates... yes, please.

Mar 26, 2019 10:17 AM #10
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OMG Elizabeth- you have me in stitches. I love yoga and was fortunate that my first yoga classes were in the home of my neighbor who is a yoga instructor. As such, we often had anywhere from 3 to 7 in the class. I loved it because she always asked if anyone had any issues going on that day and did her best to work around them. The oldest one in our class was 74. 

Mar 26, 2019 07:34 PM #11
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Beth Atalay Thank you for checking on those other places. For now, I'll probably stick with the Yoga Seed, as I have only a couple of weeks before I go back to Hawaii.

Mar 27, 2019 12:43 PM #12
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Aerial yoga seems a bit odd, Debb, but they stop at nothing, LOL. Hanging upside down is unlikely to strengthen my core or balance, I'm thinking.

Mar 27, 2019 12:45 PM #13
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Sharon Tara Ha, maybe I have your instructor in Hawaii. Is his name Gary?

Mar 27, 2019 12:45 PM #14
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Myrl Jeffcoat There are so many different types of yoga!! However, I do know of one pose that puts you into a tight little ball and you can roll around the floor that way. Most of it for me, though, is stretching and strengthening.

Mar 27, 2019 12:46 PM #15
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Nina Hollander I admit that I do not know what pilates is. Is that riding a bike?

Mar 27, 2019 12:47 PM #16
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Kathy Streib Yes, yes, that's what my yin yoga for people over 50 is like in Holualoa. I LOVE that class!!!! It's hard, there are challenges, but I also see improvement every time I go. Sometimes I see improvement in the very class I am taking. I start out unable to do something and by the end I can do it.

Mar 27, 2019 12:48 PM #17
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Pilates is not riding a bike, Elizabeth!  Pilatesfocuses on trying to relax muscles which are tense and provide strengthening of the numerous muscles of the body. Check out this link. There are also you-tube videos on pilates exercises.

Mar 27, 2019 01:24 PM #18
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Elizabeth, HEY, since when are you OLD?    Last time I knew, you could run rings around me!  

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