Yoga for Osteoporosis

Yoga for Osteoporosis
w/ Julie McKay & Emily Wheeler
Sunday, June 13th @ 1 – 2:30pm
In-Studio & Online • Registration $25
In-Studio:  { REGISTER }  (15 in-studio spaces available)
Online: { REGISTER}
(receive a Zoom link via email 60 minutes before the workshop)

Do you have Osteoporosis, Osteopenia, or the desire to prevent future bone density loss? Emily Wheeler and Julie McKay have designed this workshop with you in mind. You already know that yoga clears your mind and soothes your soul. Did you know that your yoga practice is the best medicine moving forward to halt bone loss, build muscle and bone strength, and improve balance and flexibility? We will show you some simple ways to modify familiar poses to gain the most benefit, and reduce the risk of future fractures. We hope you can join us for this interactive and informative workshop. Please plan to have the following props on hand: yoga mat, blanket, blocks, and a strap.

Julie McKay
Julie McKay grew up on the coast of Maine, and now lives with her husband and three children in Stow. Trained as a dancer, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Dance at Skidmore College. She enjoyed teaching dance to children for 20 years, and as she was approaching 40, she fell deeply in love with yoga. She completed her Yoga Teacher Training in 2012 from Yoga On York, and has been sharing her passion with others ever since. Julie cultivates a safe and comfortable atmosphere for her students weaving in philosophy, encouragement, and humor! Some of Julie’s trainings include: Frontiers of Trauma Treatment (van der Kolk/Moore) The Art of Adjusting (Stackpoole/Peltz) Classical 8 Limbed Path of Ashtanga Yoga (Birch) Reiki I and II (Barnett).

Emily Wheeler

Emily Wheeler
Emily is a teacher and student of Raja Ashtanga Yoga. This royal (Raja) path has eight limbs, including postures, breath, focus, and meditation. For Emily, yoga offers a comprehensive way of life whose center is calm. Her practice integrates body, mind, and spirit through breathwork and vinyasa flow. Off the mat, Emily is drawn to the outdoors and taking pictures. She likes the way photography, like yoga, helps her to be present and to pay attention.