Chair yoga classes resume at Unitarian Church Sept. 19 to Oct. 17

Certified Yoga Teacher Rachel Tome is offering a five-week session of Chair Yoga classes on Wednesday afternoons, September 19 to October 17, at the Unitarian Church in Jamestown. This is an opportunity for those with somewhat limited mobility to experience the improved flexibility and balance that yoga teaches.

JAMESTOWN — Following the popularity of her spring sessions, Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher Rachel Tome will continue to teach Chair Yoga at the Unitarian Church on Wednesday afternoons, Sept. 19 to Oct. 17.

The 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. classes will be at the church at 1255 Prendergast Ave. in Jamestown.

This is an opportunity for those who have trouble getting down to and up from the floor to learn to do real yoga while sitting on a chair. The chair is also beneficial to use when practicing balancing poses.

These classes will emphasize improving flexibility and balance, with each person working to the best of their ability, recognizing that flexibility and balance change from class to class. The sessions will teach breathing, stretching, and relaxation techniques while emphasizing the practices of being present, listening to one’s body, and accepting where one is today in terms of flexibility, strength, and alignment.

While any form of yoga will give you the benefits of physical strength and flexibility, Kripalu yoga also teaches you to accept yourself as you are in this moment.

A resident of Warren, Pennsylvania, Rachel Tome has been teaching yoga classes in the Warren and Jamestown areas for more than 13 years. She is also certified in LifeForce Yoga, a practice designed to help with depression and anxiety, and Prenatal Yoga. When she isn’t busy being a mother, wife, and Yoga teacher, she loves to hike in the woods or curl up with a good book.

The fee is $10 per class or $40 for the entire 5-week session.

Reservations are not necessary but are appreciated. They can be made by calling (814) 726-2011 or emailing

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