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Chair yoga classes are being offered at St. John the Divine in the church hall (579 5th Street, Courtenay) and is open to everyone. The classes are drop-in for $5 each session and run every Wednesday 11:15am to 12 noon.

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga stretching that is practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support. There are no complicated maneuvers, just simple movements. All you need to participate are comfortable clothes that allow you to breathe fully. This is a great practice for everyone. Chair yoga improves flexibility.

It may help with the symptoms of many health issues. This includes the following:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Arthritis
  • Vertigo
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Chronic pain