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Yoga Therapy for Brain Health

Use the tools of the ancient tradition of yoga to optimize your brain performance.


More and more, neuroscientists have been finding that mindfulness, specific breathing exercises, conscious movement and meditation have a direct impact on brain performance. The yogis have been using these elements for thousands of years.

Today we have available both the findings and knowledge of our modern scientists and the wisdom of the ancestral yogis.


Belmont Senior & Community Center

20 Twin Pines Ln, Belmont CA 94002

Mondays from April 10th through May 15th, 2023 (6 sessions)

10:30 to 11:45 am (75 minutes)

Ages: 20 to 90 years old

Fee: $180 

Learn tools and strategies to help:​

  • Integrate Left/Right brain hemispheres. "We need to integrate the function of both hemispheres to learn better, to understand better and become proficient at anything." (Olga Kabel,

  • Increase concentration/focus

  • Improve coordination/spacial awareness

  • Increase neuroplasticity, which is “The brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life.” (William C. Shiel Jr MD,

Yoga tools that you will use:

  • Movement (Asana)

  • Breath work (Pranayama)

  • Meditation (Dharana, Dyanam & Samadhi)

  • Voice work (Chant)


Additional tools:

  • Playfulness

  • Basic dance steps

What to expect?

  • Group presentations: share your interests with the group

  • Learn a few strategies for "brain gymnastics" such as: contralateral movements, crossing the midline, mismatched movements, defying expectations, copy to learn, telling stories, dancing with Latino music (different sessions will focus on different elements)

  • Be guided in mindful movements (asana) using some of the elements that you learned

  • Be guided in breathing exercises that help increase focus and mental clarity (pranayama)

  • Short meditation & the power of silence

Go home with:

  • A 10 to 15 minute practice in stick figures to practice on your own! (in electronic form)

  • Handouts (in electronic form)

  • Optional: a simple homework after each session

Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers registered at Yoga Alliance: Upon request, a certificate of up to 6 Continue Education Hours will be extended to Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers

Viniyoga, from the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya and T.K.V. Desikachar, is a gentle, deep and powerful approach. It uses breath centric asana, pranayama, chant & meditation adapted to the individual, in order to find a sustainable way to be healthier and happier.


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