Island Senior: Bringing In The New Year With Katerina Wen on YouTube
Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae…
If you are anything like me being snowed in during a pandemic over the holidays involved plenty of Christmas movies, whole season binges, plus more than the usual baked goods, sweets, and festive beverages. Also, if you are like me, you may not be planning a brisk hike up Mt. Young anytime soon. If a gentler form of retrieving your body from the Matrix appeals to you, you are in luck.
The Mullis Center has teamed up with the indomitable Katerina Wen to bring you both Chair Yoga and Balance and Stretch classes. Due to Katerina and her partner traveling overseas her classes have temporarily been available on YouTube. Says Anna from the Mullis Center, “You are welcome to access this week’s class recording as often as you’d like and we encourage you to share it with others far and wide.”
Upon her imminent return Katerina will resume both classes via Zoom. Meanwhile her YouTube classes will remain available and are posted on the Mullis Center’s Facebook Page.
These classes have been available to all San Juan Island seniors and disabled adults on a “pay what you can” basis since the early days of the pandemic. The suggested fee for each class is $6 per class.
The classes are offered on a sliding scale. “If you are in a position to cover all or part of the suggested fee that’s great, but if not please don’t worry, we just want you to join us!” You can pay for the classes by mailing a check to the Mullis Center at PO Box 684. Please write “Chair Yoga” on the memo line. Any contributions above the suggested fee are handled as tax deductible donations and are greatly appreciated.
Getting a jump on New Year’s resolutions I joined Katrina’s Chair Yoga class this morning and was reminded how even subtle movements can have profound effects. If you spend a fair amount of time at a computer this is an excellent antidote. Here is wishing you a healthy and happy new year!