Yoga instructor Laura Ho is leading classes for residents and guests at Carlton Senior Living in Fremont every Friday at 9:30 a.m. Ho teaches seniors poses that are traditionally done on a mat, but can be done while seated in a chair. The classes, offered at no charge and open to people of all skill levels and physical abilities, focus on stretching, breathing, increasing mobility and strengthening muscles.
“We pay a lot of attention to breathing exercises and poses just about anyone can do,” said Ho. “We end with time for meditation.”
Ho studied Chinese perspectives of holistic health at San Francisco State University while simultaneously completing the 200-hour registered yoga teacher training at Mind Body Zone in Fremont. She said her education in holistic medicine combines with her passion for yoga and reconciling the “mind-body division” during her classes, where she creates a quiet, calm and accepting space for people to practice yoga and meditation.
“We are very happy to have Laura teach yoga at the community,” said Stephanie Brice, executive director of Carlton Senior Living in Fremont. “Our residents like to stay active and yoga is a great form of exercise for seniors and people with reduced physical abilities.”
Carlton Senior Living in Fremont offers independent living and assisted living for those who need a little help with day-to-day activities. The company’s diabetes management program won the Assisted Living Federation of America’s “Best of the Best” award. For more information on Carlton Senior Living, visit the community at 3800 Walnut Ave. in Fremont, call (510) 505-0555 or log onto the website at www.carltonseniorliving.com.