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Natural Awakenings Greater Boston - Rhode Island

Yoga and Aging Online Series with Early Pioneers of Yoga

A special workshop series, sponsored by Massachusetts-based Artemis Yoga, brings together the combined experiences of four of the nation’s premier instructors, Patricia Walden, Karin Stephan, Roni Brissette and David Goldblatt to showcase the value of yoga in aging gracefully with health, strength and resilience. The kickoff discussion on January 23, 2022 is available for free download at The series continues through May with monthly, live workshops which are timely for both yoga novices as well as enthusiasts.

From February to May, 2022, these workshops focus on a different aspect of aging led by these instructors each of whom brings 30 to 45 years of experience and specific expertise to the program, including two who are the founders of the first BKS Iyengar Yoga Center in the East Coast. The workshop details are: You’re as Young as Your Spine!, February 27, 2022, with Walden; Form and Function: Our Hips as We Age, March 27, 2022, with Stephan; Moving from Stability, April 24, 2022, with Brissette; and Growing Old with Yoga, May 22, 2022, with Goldblatt.

As an increasing number of Americans enter their older years and live longer, more are seeking the tools and knowledge for healthy aging. Yoga reduces stress and improves strength and mobility allowing individuals to thrive as they age.

This program is an exciting opportunity to tap into the collective insight and wisdom of some of the early pioneers of yoga in the U.S. that embrace yoga as a foundation for healthy living, especially as they have grown older. With a focus on cultivating resilience in the body and in the mind, this program aims to humanize the relationship to getting older so that we can deconstruct our approach to aging and go forth knowing the answers are within us, in the wisdom of our body.

Cost: Panel discussion is free. Workshops and labs are $150 or $45 individually. For more information, visit