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Restorative Yoga at the Fort graphic with Yogi Theo

Namaste Fort Massey yogis and fogis,

Before we get to the new FOGA class at Fort Massey and a couple of P-themed elements (as in pain and problems) for the last week of this pretty dagnabbit survivable first month of 2020, a fond farewell to substitute teacher Kanae who heads home to Japan 🇯🇵 this week. 😢

FOGA (Fifty + Over YOGA) starts February 5th at 9 a.m. Yep, that's a morning class. It's based on the six-week-long program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility, and Pain Relief developed by Kimberly Carson and Carol Krucoff at Duke Integrative Medicine/Duke University Medical Center, called "Relax into Yoga for Seniors".

N.B.If you or a FOGI you know are planning to join us for this 6-WEEK series, please complete the waiver form on the websiteor download this PDF, fill it out and bring it with you to class. Thanks! And no, "My downward dog ate my waiver form" is not an exceptable excuse.

RESTORATIVE YOGA continues on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM (please come a few minutes early if you're new to yoga or the Fort Massey family).

Both classes are in the Lower Hall at Fort Massey United Church.

— Andrew (Indri)

Email or call me at 902-220-1495 if you have any questions or this week's lottery numbers.

stretching over the next three classes

January 28, 6:30-7:45
Restorative Evening Class feat. Kapotasana. Pigeon and Sleeping Pigeon pose. No s**t!

Prasarita Padottanasana

February 4, 6:30-7:45
Restorative Evening Class feat. Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide Legged Forward Bend)


February 5, 09:00-10:15
— A Foundational Practice to Relieve Tension and Enhance Flexibility.

Weirded out by the idea of attending a Restorative Yoga or FOGA class? Just call me at 902-220-1495. Sometimes I'm up on a ladder, in a meeting, asleep or some combination of the three but I will call you back.

Samurai from Momoyogusa–Flowers of a Hundred Generations (1909) by Kamisaka Sekka. Original from the The New York Public Library. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.
Todd Hargrove, CR, CFP
Seven Pathways For Getting Out of Pain

In 2014 Todd Hargrove published a book called "A Guide to Better Movement: The Science and Practice of Moving with More Skill and Less Pain". Last week he wrote a blog post titled Seven Pathways for Getting out of Pain.

As you'd expect, it mentions yoga but it also talks about rest, strength training and mindfulness.

Some of his other blog posts talk about:

  • pain science
  • corrective exercise
  • the science of mind-body practices
  • common myths related to manual or movement therapies
Read more about "A Guide to Better Movement"
Tom Cronin at The Stillness Project
How To Make Your Problems Seem Really Really Small

The Stillness Project's marketing can be somewhat "in your face" at times but Tom's heart is in the right place and you can almost never go wrong with dads-talking-to-their-sons stories (unless the dad's name is Homer and the son's name is Bart).

This is worth the three minutes (not light-minutes, thank the heavens) it takes to read it.

Even a goldfish has an attention span long enough to read this. You can do it.
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Indri Yoga

@ Fort Massey United Church
5303 Tobin Street Halifax NS B3H 1S3

+1 902 220 1495