Yoga for Adults

Our adult programs began in 2010 with chair yoga for seniors and for women who were in transition from homelessness. From this base, over ten years, we have expanded to providing programs at public libraries, senior community centers, the City of Raleigh Parks’ facilities, senior residences, and at a worksite for intellectually and developmentally disabled adults in Cary, NC.

These programs focus on providing yoga that is adapted to the individual’s needs by using props, chairs and skills developed especially for our groups. The intention is for the participants to improve their mobility and inner calmness when under duress.

Our current classes

These are free and open to the public.  Visit our event calendar for more information.

  • Chavis Park Community Center in Raleigh (part of Parks and Recreation) with Dianne Reid
  • Worthdale Community Center in Raleigh (part of Parks and Recreation) with Anajana Rathore
  • Grewal Center for Mind Body Medicine (a functional medical practice) with Anajana Rathore

We also have contracted private classes at these locations:

  • Alliance Medical Ministry in Raleigh with Rainey Hamilton
  • The Cypress of Raleigh with Howie Shareff
  • Highland Terrace in Cary with Anajana Rathore
  • Life Experiences in Cary with Diana Taggart

Funding and partnerships

Funding for our free community classes comes from Bliss Body Yoga, whose Anniversary Day of Yoga each August provides stipends for our teachers.

Join our team

We are looking for more partnerships to bring more programs into the public setting:

  • Yoga teachers, possibly bi-lingual (Spanish), who are trained in adaptive or senior yoga, or for adults with special needs
  • Studio or hosts for our programs
  • Sponsors for funding teacher stipends

Please contact Howie for details: