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Seniors do free yoga in Fort Greene • Brooklyn Paper

Seniors do free yoga in Fort Greene

Yogi: Thelma McLaughlin concentrates on her pose during a seniors yoga session in S. Oxford Park.
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

Yoga never gets old!

Springy seniors assembled in Fort Greene’s South Oxford Park on Monday for a free yoga class put on by parks event group the City Parks Foundation. One longtime yogi had nothing but praise for the chakra centering sessions, recommending that all oldsters pick up the classes to boost their stamina and make some new companions.

“I wish all seniors would do yoga classes,” said Thelma McLaughlin, who has been getting stretchy for five years. “It lifts your energy levels and most importantly I gained lifetime friends.”

The classes meet twice a week for eight weeks as part of the city’s senior fitness program for New Yorkers over 60 years old, which also includes tennis lessons and fitness walking.

McLaughlin has arthritis and says the sessions have helped her stretch out her back and keep her feeling limber.

“It really has helped a lot,” she said.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at lgill@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill
A day in the park: Seniors gathered in S. Oxford Park to increase their flexibility, find their Zen, and get some fresh air.
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

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