Please join us for an educational and interactive three-part series designed for care partners and their loved ones. The first two sessions will focus on the needs of the caregiver and the third will be open to the person with dementia and their care partner(s). The cost is $85.00 for all three sessions. The dates are June 11, July 9, and August 13 beginning at 3 PM.
Part 1 Self-Care for the Caregiver: This section will be devoted to self-care and ways that caregivers can take care of themselves. It will include breathing techniques, gentle yoga, tips for relaxation, and other ways to reduce caregiver-related stress. 90 minutes
Part 2 Skills & Techniques: The care partner will be taught various yoga techniques and ways to work as a team with their loved ones to create a positive caregiving environment. The poses include the use of music to help memory cues for the person with dementia. 90 minutes
Part 3 Putting it together: We invite the care partner with their loved one to work on the yoga poses and breathwork together creating meaningful engagement. We will do all of the poses in chairs (wheelchairs welcome) and will have information to take home. 60 minutes
Angelique Raptakis is an E-RYT500 Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, and Community Herbalist who looks to nature for inspiration, weaving its lessons into her classes. She believes that through the practice of yoga, we can more easily come to the connection between our body, our breath, our mind, and the universe we find ourselves in. Yoga has helped her recover from injuries, work through grief, and manage anxiety. Angelique was a primary caregiver to her mother who was living with Lewy Body Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease and incorporated her teachings into their care program. She has completed training in Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Grief Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Ayurveda. She will always be a student of yoga and is deeply grateful for the continued loving guidance and wisdom of her teachers.
Cheryl Kravitz, APR, CFRE, RYT200plus. Cheryl is a graduate of the Willow Street Yoga Teacher Training Program and received additional certification to teach yoga to survivors of trauma, restorative yoga, and yoga for brain longevity. She teaches specialized yoga to people with injuries, survivors of abuse, individuals with dementia, and caregivers. She has taught yoga to individuals with learning differences, members of the military, and, with a translator, individuals whose first language is not English. Meeting people where they are on the mat and throughout life is Cheryl's mantra. She learned early on that yoga is a universal language and has found the practice resonates with the diversity of students she teaches. Her classes and workshops are infused with humor and compassion.