Rossmoor Classes

~Open only to Rossmoor residents and their guests~ 

Gentle Yoga

This class is appropriate for beginners, as well as those who have past or current experience with yoga.  It includes some chair work, as well as basic standing poses (asanas).  Students are encouraged to work at their own pace, within the parameters of their own abilities and limitations.  Props such as belts, blocks, blankets, bolsters and chairs are used to help participants work in specific poses that may be particularly challenging for them.

Active Yoga

As the name implies,  this class is for students with fewer physical limitations and at least 2 years of current, consistent yoga experience.  This well-paced class covers a wider variety of asanas, including basic back extensions and inverted poses.

Cost:   $10 per class/drop-in

            $35 for a 4-class series

            $60 for an 8-class series

** Class series are good for 90 days; may be used for Sarah’s Active or Gentle Yoga Classes  at Rossmoor**


yoga for healthy bones

For people with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia, it’s not the poor quality of their bones that’s the source of concern.  The real problem is the risk of broken bones – compression fractures of the spine, and fractures of the femur (thigh bone), pelvis and wrists, which result primarily from falls. 

As demonstrated by the results of Dr. Loren Fishman’s 10-year, ground- breaking study, yoga practice can reduce the likelihood of bone fractures while affording other positive health effects, including:

  • Increased bone mineral density

  • Added physical strength and stamina

  • Improved balance and coordination

  • Better posture

  • Enhanced flexibility and range of motion

  • Less stress and anxiety

This class was inspired by Dr. Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall, and is designed to build the framework to help you attain these results.  Although the class will incorporate a variety of poses, the primary focus is the sequence of 12 asanas that was developed by Dr. Fishman as a treatment for Osteoporosis.  A minimum of 6 months recent yoga experience is recommended.  You must be able to get down and up off the floor (with props if needed) to enroll in this class.

Sarah is certified by Dr. Loren Fishman to teach his method of Yoga for Osteoporosis.  This class meets the requirements for students who want to enroll in Dr. Fishman's new study on Yoga For Osteoporosis.  For more information on this study, please refer to Dr. Fishman's website at

Cost:   $13 per class/drop-in

            $45 for a 4-class series

            $80 for an 8-class series

** Class series are good for 90 days; may be used for any of Sarah’s Yoga Classes  at Rossmoor*

Adjusting a student in class at Adeline Yoga Studio

Adeline Yoga Studio               Yoga for seniors Class

This class is ideal for beginners and for those who want to deepen the foundation of their yoga practice. Each class focuses on supported and active poses that increase the mobility and strength of the neck, shoulders, spine, and legs, plus and opening the chest for optimal breathing.

Cost:   $80 for a 5-class pass         

             $150 for a 10-class pass

             $20 per class/drop-in      

             Or use your existing new student or other              passes.  All passes are good for 90 days.

San Leandro Hospital - Community Wellness Program

Basic Level 1 class

This class focuses on standing, seated and supine asanas. It is suitable for beginners and those with some previous exposure to yoga.  Access to props is somewhat limited – students are kindly asked to bring their own yoga sticky mat to class. Cost:  this class is FREE and open to the public

Note: this class is on hiatus until Fall, 2019