Age Well Yoga Therapy
Age Well Yoga Therapy is a new and exciting side to my business that I will be launching shortly. I have carefully chosen a Social Enterprise business model and will be bringing my yoga teaching and yoga therapy skills to the table (or should I say “to the mat”). Age Well Yoga Therapy is aimed at the Baby Boomer and Older Adult population, with sessions curated in such a way that I want to showcase that Yoga Is For Every Body. What I mean here is that yoga is not an exercise craze, or fashion trend, and is not only for slim young flexible folk. Applying a therapeutic and evidence-based lens means that all the programs under this umbrella are designed to meet the health and wellbeing needs of anyone.
Creating the business utilising a Social Enterprise business model means that 50% of profits will go back into the business so that I can reach thousands of Boomers and older adults with my yoga therapy programs and teach yoga specific tools and techniques to support a positive ageing experience, with the long-term goal of keeping people living independently (who wants to go into aged care if they can avoid it?). My programs will also aim to cut the costs of ageing – by keeping more people at home the Government will not have to spend as much on residential aged care, and the hospital system will be less burdened with accident and emergency admissions.
Another exciting part of my Social Enterprise is that for every 2 places sold I will be offering 1 place to someone who can not afford to otherwise participate. This way everyone can experience the therapeutic and evidence-based benefits of yoga therapy.
Working with older adults is in my blood, as is teaching yoga – so it seems like the perfect combination for me to bring this business to the World.
What will be on offer?
I am glad you ask….
I am starting 4, 5 and 10 week programs, both online (so I can reach more people), and in person in the City of Kingston at various locations to be advised. These will cover topics such as Yoga Therapy for Improved Balance and Falls Prevention, Yoga Therapy to Improve Cognitive Health and Dementia Prevention, Yoga Therapy for Reduced Stress and Improved Sleep (suitable for family caregivers as well), Yoga Therapy for Improved Bladder Control.
I will be expanding out to provide yoga therapy to residents in aged care, and to provide Meditation and Breathing modules for aged care staff, both in residential care and home-care. These programs will help staff not only learn to manage stress better, to offer them the tools to relieve stress and anxiety, improve sleep, and increase mental and physical resilience.