Yoga, Dance, & Life Coaching in Buffalo NY

Senior Fitness and Wellness Classes

Residents at both assisted living and skilled nursing facilities can benefit greatly from engaged, personal interaction through group activities that cultivate physical, mental and emotional stimulation, well being, and a sense of community and belonging through dance, exercise, music, yoga, and mindfulness meditation.

Creating joy with seniors

  • We offer other types of events for elder care facilities as well which include other styles of movement, yoga, mindfulness meditation, and performances.
  • You’ll be sure your residents will be in for a real treat!

Contact us to book your events today!

Sarah Haykel began working with senior citizens in 2012.  Over the past five and half years, she’s created programs that stimulate seniors mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  Programs focus on muscle tone, balance and greater mobility, rhythm, mental agility, community building and mindfulness.  Improvements in individual’s mental and emotional health, community bonding, physical stamina and personal expression have been seen in residents at various locations.

Fitness classes consist of a blend of yoga, mindfulness, dance, exercise and/or playing percussive instruments. Haykel or other trained facilitator will conduct classes.  Chair yoga and meditation classes are also available for 30-minutes to one-hour.  Performances, lectures and life coaching workshop topics are specified below under each topics heading.

Residents at both assisted living and skilled nursing facilities can benefit greatly from engaged, personal interaction through group activities that cultivate physical, mental and emotional stimulation, well being, and a sense of community and belonging through dance, exercise, music, yoga, and mindfulness meditation.

Click here to read all about my experience with Abram that changed my life at my first few Latin dance events at elder care facilities!

It’s been several years since my meeting with Abram, and things are evolving.  Now, we have more of a Dance Party than anything, where seniors get to move, wiggle, shake, connect with care givers, family members and each other in new ways, hear music from all over the world, and enjoy my dancing and that of my dance partners!

Click the contact box to the left to find out how you can bring this type of programming into your facility.

Sarah’s Mission:

To uplift, empower and inspire the elders of our communities through movement, mindfulness, life coaching, song, dance, education and cultural immersion.

“Adding an uplift to the residents of elder care facilities by bringing  more joy to this next phase of their lives and sparking their own inspiration adds great joy and fulfillment to my life.  The wisdom that these residents hold is enormous and they have so much more to offer in this life!  I leave each event feeling transformed in every way.  I’m so grateful for this work!”

Below is a beautiful short film about the power of music with elders:

 

Elder Care Facility Events and Performances

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"I have been so pleased with Sarah, who comes to provide us with our energetic exercise program, twice a week. Sarah brings her positive energy and motivational words to all our residents who participate and we see residents who have never participated in activities looking forward to her group sessions. Sara combines music, movement and inspiration ending her sessions with what residents are grateful for. She quickly learned each residents name and positively reinforces them throughout her session. She is such a wonderful addition to our home environment. I would highly recommend Sarah.

I asked Sarah to join us at Garden House, which is a smaller home environment with frail elderly residents who have memory impairment. Sarah's energy and bright personality quickly attracted residents at Garden House and she gets large group participation in both sessions that she runs. It has been a real hit. Sarah is just wonderful and I would highly recommend her."

- Dana Notaro, Administrator Dosberg Manor and Garden House, Weinberg Campus