Chair yoga at Covent Garden Community Centre

Chair Yoga @ The Phoenix Garden

Chair Yoga is on Thursdays from 10:30am to 11:30am and is FREE

The class is taught by Stella Cherfas – she was taught hatha yoga in the early 1950s. She had just one teacher, Sir Paul Dukes (1889 – 1967), who was himself introduced to yoga while studying music at the St Petersburg Conservatoire prior to the outbreak of World War 1. He devoted much of the latter part of his life setting up yoga studios and teaching yoga in English-speaking countries.

There is a DVD that records Stella’s weekly one-hour class for the over 60s at Covent Garden Community Centre, Seven Dials Club. Without is, Sir Paul’s hatha yoga legacy would be lost. Carefully adapted for older people by Stella over many years, the methodical sequence of moves, including the emphasis on comfortable breathing, perserves all Sir Paul’s precepts.

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