Healthy Aging

healthy older couple doing yoga
8 March 2019


Every person in the World should have the opportunity to live a long and healthy life. Healthy aging is about creating an environment and opportunities that enable people to be and do what they value throughout life.

Yoga is a holistic practice combining physical poses with mindfulness, breathing techniques, and meditation. The combination of these practices promotes functional mobility, self discovery and helps re-balance the nervous system. For millennia, yoga practitioners have attested to the benefits of yoga.

It’s uncontroversial that yoga can improve strength, flexibility, and endurance, but studies have also found that regular practice may help:
- Lower the risk of cardiovascular disease
- Recovery from strokes and surgery
- Prevent falls
- Manage arthritis, pain and inflammation
- Manage diabetes
- Manage digestive issues like IBS
- Improve sleep quality
- Facilitate the grieving process
- Manage depression and anxiety

Because yoga is not a purely physical practice, there is flexibility to adapt one’s practice to meet one’s needs. This is a significant factor why yoga has become so popular with seniors.

Mindfulness training has become a widespread approach for ameliorating psychological suffering and maintaining emotional well-being. Scientific evidence has shown that mindfulness can improve focus and memory, but can also reduce depression, anxiety, insomnia, stress and impairment associated with physical health problems, including pain, cancer, arthritis and other chronic conditions.

Mindfulness can be taught and cultivated to improve physical and mental health, improving your quality of life thereby allowing you to flourish.

09:00 Welcoming and meditation
09:15 Yoga - J’anaki Ra from Yoga Mama
10:15 Break for refreshments
10:45 Mindfulness workshop - Odette from Mindful Flames
11:30 Guest speaker - Nadja from SynerChi Organics
12:00 Buffet lunch and social interaction

Yoga Mama
J’anaki began her personal yoga practice in 2004 at the Sivananda Yoga Centre in London. After many years of working in the corporate world she decided to embark upon a journey of the Soul, completing travels throughout Asia, and most notably the birth-place of Yoga: India.

Whilst in India J’anaki had the good fortune to study with many influential Yogis and then immediately went on to complete a rigorous Yoga Teacher Training at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in New York in 2008. In mid-2009 J’anaki returned to South Africa and further trained under the Satyananda Yoga tradition.

Mindful Flames
Mindfulness training has become a widespread approach to ameliorating psychological suffering and maintaining emotional well-being.

Healing facilitator and mindfulness teacher Odette du Preez is passionate about energy healing,mindfulness meditation and expanding consciousness. Odette is a Reiki Master, Crystal Healing Practitioner as well as a certified mindfulness teacher.

SynerChi Organics
Our SynerChi Organics team have passion for people and we would love to share our knowledge on how to attain a more positive and happy life through simple, fun and easy lifestyle changes. We have learned that through applied knowledge we will get results and fast; through natural remedies and supplements we can heal our stress, anxiety, food and weight imbalances and ensure optimal vitality.

It’s not only about the food of course, but creating a lifestyle that encompasses your entire being, immersing you into this healthy, thriving way of living. – After all, balance in life is essential right!

"It’s not only about the food of course, but creating a lifestyle that encompasses your entire being"

Includes a light buffet lunch and a green juice on arrival.