50+ Yoga

Here’s a free in-depth guide for all things Yoga, promoted by the Michigan Association of Chiropractors.

Yoga Best Suited for 50+ Seniors

Hatha Yoga

Hatha is traditionally about creating balance in the autonomic nervous system by following strengthening poses with relaxing poses and improving flexibility.

Good for: All levels, including beginners who want a more dynamic practice, improving sleep, reducing stress, and enhancing mindfulness.

Restorative Yoga

A slower style of yoga, restorative yoga is a therapeutic style of yoga that uses props to support the body, encouraging deep relaxation.

Good for: Beginners, older athletes, and anyone recovering from an injury

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga done while seated or using a chair for balance.

Good for: Beginners, older adults, and individuals with chronic conditions, balance issues, or injuries


Ashtanga synchronizes breath, postures, and Drishti to create a dynamic, flowing practice that builds internal heat.

Good for: Rule followers with some yoga experience. Building strength, purifying the nervous system, and calming the mind.


Vinyasa refers to “a flow”. This can reference the flow between poses or, in a more general sense, a dynamic style of yoga where postures flow on from one another, with three to five breaths in each.

Good for: Intermediate or advanced yogis who want a heart-pumping workout. General toning, strengthening, lengthening, and aligning of the body.

Lyengar Yoga

Lyengar uses props, such as blocks and chairs, to help you achieve proper technique and positioning, with the eventual goal of building enough strength in your body to get into the right position without them.

Good for: Beginners eager to learn and perfectionists, learning the subtleties of postures and building safe, healthy alignment.

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is a slow-paced, meditative practice that gives your muscles a break and allows gravity to do the work during poses.

Good for: Beginners, older athletes, and people with muscle stiffness or balance issues.

Join a Club!

Detroit Yoga Lab 
Detroit, MI

Every(body) Wellness
Lansing, MI

Yoga Center Brighton
Brighton, MI

359° Yoga
Wyandotte, MI

Rise Up Yoga
Ishpeming, MI

Northern Life Yoga
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Northern Life Yoga
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Alluma Yoga
Marquette, MI

Sanctuary Yoga
Three Rivers, MI

Yen Yoga Studio
Traverse City, MI

Happy Dog Yoga Studio
St. Clair, MI & Port Huron, MI

Senior Activity Calendar
St. Clair Shores, MI

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