Chair Fusion

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406YC Teacher Feature: Vicki Bernstein

Today, we are chatting with Vicki about her 406YC 2020 class: CHAIR FUSION

A fusion class designed to explore the joy of mindful movement while seated. Blending breath, stretching and mindful movements that flow into one another. 

Attention to breathing, body awareness and body mechanics while practicing moving in a pain free range of motion is explored. 

Ending with relaxation, this class will explore the possibilities of moving while sitting in a chair.

Vicki’s class is Saturday, October 17 at 8:00AM

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About Vicki

For the last 42 years Vicki has been mindfully teaching movement classes; Pilates, Gyrotonic, Strength /Flexibility, Chair Yoga and Dance classes as a compliment to her work in healthy aging. She earned a Master’s degree in Gerontology from the University of Utah College of Nursing in 1995. Vicki’s instruction has inspired many people of all ages and abilities to enjoy movement that fills the body, heart and soul. Vicki is currently teaching at her studio in Whitefish Montana helping people to enjoy health and longevity through mindful movement and mindful eating. 

Owner Metta Physical.


Key Takeaways

[1:08] What is Chair Fusion?

[3:35] Who can attend?

[9:48] What are some of the changes that you’ve seen in yoga and fitness over the last 42 years?

[12:25] Getting heart and soul in a yoga class.


Quotes from this episode

I blend meditation and movement and then explore possible range of motions while sitting in a chair. It’s pleasant to watch people go into these deep states of intuitive movement regardless of their age.

Chair Fusion has a lot to do with being guided in the movement from the inside-out.

Anyone can attend Chair Fusion, it’s not just for seniors!

I see movement and yoga and all the other modalities that I teach as a way for people to get to know who they are through movement and without beating themselves up or comparing themselves to anybody else. 

It makes me very happy when people feel good when they come out of a room because it isn’t a competition. It’s all about the inner feeling, the inner-cise versus the exer-cise. 

What I’ve learned just from my own personal perspective, not necessarily teaching, is that I have to keep honoring myself.

Movement is life. Death is no movement.

A hardcore vinyasa practice that may have served you when you were 19, doesn’t necessarily serve you when you’re 40 or 50 and that’s okay. There’s plenty of options for everyone.