A gentler way to move into wellness at Joe’s

Whether you’re a proud card-carrying AARP member, eyeing your “golden years” doubtfully, recovering from an injury, or simply looking for a gentler way to move into a wellness way of life, Joe’s has two gentle classes for you.

Gentle Yoga Wednesday mornings at 11:30 am with Brooke Kidd and Tai Chi Thursday evenings at 7 pm are wonderful ways to work movement into your weekly wellness routine.


Gentle Yoga | Wednesdays at 11:30 am

The National Institute of Health (NIH) tells us, “studies have shown that exercise provides many health benefits and that older adults can gain a lot by staying physically active. Even moderate exercise and physical activity can improve the health of people who are frail or who have diseases that accompany aging.”

Whether you’re already over the hill or contemplating the climb up, working a fitness aspect into your regular weekly schedule can contribute towards maintaining your health and independence as you age.


Tai Chi | Thursdays at 7 pm

NIH also tells, “when older people lose their ability to do things on their own, it doesn’t happen just because they’ve aged. It’s usually because they’re not active. Lack of physical activity also can lead to more visits to the doctor, more hospitalizations, and more use of medicines for a variety of illnesses.”


Photo courtesy of Kathy Shollenberger

No matter what generation you’re a part of, regular movement experiences can help mange stress and improve your mood. NIH continues, “regular, moderate physical activity can help manage stress and improve your mood. And, being active on a regular basis may help reduce feelings of depression.” While a movement class at Joe’s is no replacement for doctor-recommended mental health therapies and medication, participation in a weekly class provides important connection. Connection between you and your instructor, your fellow classmates, and your inner sense of self.

In 2014 Kathy Shollenberger, a regular yoga student here at Joe’s, shared her beautiful movement story with us. It’s so good, we had to share it again:

Over the course of the past year, Joe’s has become central to my well-being in such a profoundly satisfying way.  I had dabbled in yoga for years, but it always seemed a chore—something that I should do because it was good for me.  I never really got any better at it.  But now I relish the hour and a half I spend with Brooke on Monday evenings.  I get out of my day and into my body.  My confidence has grown and so has my strength.  Thanks to some individual instruction from Brooke, even my plank improved.  She suggested that taking Pilates would complement yoga and consolidate my gains, so I did—bright and early Wednesday mornings with Andrea, another wonderful teacher.  The result of these two weekly classes with instructors who provide expert guidance is a healthier and happier me.  Thanks, Joe’s.

Kathy still regularly attends Brooke’s yoga class on Monday evenings.


Photo courtesy of Kathy Shollenberger

Joe’s offers a $80 senior 10-class pass, a $30 discount from our regularly priced 10-class pass. If you identify as a senior, you are eligible to purchase the pass.


Questions? Concerns? Contact neena@joesmovement.org

NIH Source: https://nihseniorhealth.gov/exerciseforolderadults/healthbenefits/01.html


New Class Schedule Announced! Welcome Anna Rain Inner Light Yoga & Afro Fusion Groove!

Yoga Hermione-20ADULT CLASSES

Class schedule begins September 8th.


9:00 am Iyengar Yoga §
12:00 pm Easy Fit (Gentle Cardio)**
4:30 pm Iyengar Yoga §
6:15 pm Iyengar Yoga §
6:30 pm Vinyasa Yoga*
7:00 pm Hand Dance Beginner***
8:00 pm Tai Chi*
8:15 pm Hand Dance Intermediate***

Yoga Hermione-12TUESDAY

3:00 pm Vinyasa Yoga*


11:30 am Gentle Yoga*
7:00 pm Vinyasa Yoga*
6:00 pm Boss Boot Camp
7:00 pm Zumba**
7:00 pm Hand Dance Beginner***
8:15 pm Hand Dance Intermediate***


Yoga Hermione-119:30 am Iyengar Yoga §
6:00 pm Iyengar Yoga §
8:00 pm Iyengar Yoga §


6:30 pm SHIM Belly Dance Workout


9:00 am Zumba**
9:30 am Vinyasa Yoga*
10:00 am Hand Dance Advanced***

Yoga Hermione-6SUNDAY

10:15 am Dharma Inspired Restorative Yoga*
2:00 pm Low Flying Trapeze ‡ 
3:00 pm Umfunai Dance Series 
4:00 pm Afro Fusion Groove*
5:00 pm Vinyasa Yoga*

Please note the EMPORIUM side of Joe’s means we have many different artist groups that use our spaces to grow their movement and wellness small businesses. Different classes have different rates and registrations based on the organization. See below for payment information.

Yoga Hermione-5CLASS LEGEND:

indicates a Joe’s Class. Payment is $12 to drop in or purchase a 10-class pass for $100. Seniors may ask for senior rate of $5. Register online by clicking here.

** indicates a NCrease Fitness LLC class with NiClaire Jones. Classes are $10 to drop in. Register online by clicking here.

*** indicates a Smooth & EZ Hand Dance Institute class. Classes are $10 to drop in and an additional $10 for first time registrants. Learn more by clicking here.

§ indicates Inner Light Yoga classes with Anna Rain. Rate is $15 weekly/semi-weekly; $16-$18 drop-in. Please contact annarainyoga@gmail.com to register.

‡ indicates an UpSpring Studio class. Please contact upspringstudio@gmail.com to register.

 indicates Boss Boot Camp with Tamar Wilsher-Rivas. Please register in advance by clicking here.

◊ indicates a Deep Rhythms Dance class with certified Umfundalai teacher Monique Walker. 8 week sessions are 9/27 – 11/15, 1/2 – 2/21, 3/6 – 5/1. Full registration is $100/session or drop in for $13. Please register in advance by clicking here.

※ indicates a Sacred Hips In Motion (SHIM) class. Drop in rate is $12 cash, $13 credit card. Register onsite. More information can be found by clicking here.

Yoga Hermione-19IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Summer Semester ends August 23rd
  • Fall Semester September 8th – December 21st
  • Spring Semester January 2nd – June 14 2016


  • Thursday, November 26, 2015 (Thanksgiving)
  • Saturday, December 5, 2015 (Craft Fair)
  • Friday, December 25, 2015 (Christmas)