Yoga for Senior Citizens with Eric Small - Online
This workshop will be of benefit to a wide range of students from 50 plus to 90s young! Doing yoga in the chair allows the practitioner to safely explore the benefits of yoga.
Senior teacher, Eric Small was diagnosed with MS at 22 and soon after became a serious student of Iyengar Yoga, which helped him with the effects of his illness. He began teaching yoga in the mid-1960’s and has taught at UC Berkeley, the Los Angeles Unified School District, Beverly Hills Adult Education and the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles, as well as serving on the teaching staff of Iyengar Yoga national and international conventions. He frequently travels throughout the US conducting yoga workshops and seminars for both MS and non-MS students and instructors.
Through his Stress Control Systems Trust, Eric Small creates programs specifically for students diagnosed with MS and other neurological conditions. His programs were developed under the guidance of B.K.S. Iyengar.
Eric has worked with both the Northern and Southern Chapters of the MS Society to offer the Eric Small Adaptive Yoga Program which has served hundreds of clients at 13 sites. Eric's adaptive yoga is part of the regular program offered at the Marilyn Hilton Achievement Center for the Southern California Chapter of the MS Society, at UCLA.
Eric's work was recognized in 1999 with the Hope For MS Award and in 2001 by his induction into the National MS Society Volunteer Hall of Fame. He was the 2002 Dorothy Corwin Spirit of Life Award recipient for Outstanding Volunteer Service to MS patients, presented at the MS Dinner of Champions.