Warm Water Yoga | Omega
July 2015

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Warm Water Yoga

Move With Freedom and Ease

This workshop has been cancelled.

July 03, 2015 – July 05, 2015
Rhinebeck, NY
Terry Roth Schaff

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Free yourself from pain and stiffness in the warm and supporting environment of water. When you practice yoga in warm water, you can reduce swelling in injured or swollen joints and avoid soreness.

In fun and playful classes, Terry Roth Schaff leads us through standing, suspended, and floating yoga poses in a pool using props. Supported by the water, we flow from pose to pose without the fear of falling. We also:

  • Use the water to train our respiratory muscles
  • Explore yogic breathing techniques to center our minds and bodies in the water
  • Learn yoga postures and sequences of poses
  • Enjoy group discussions about the benefits of water yoga
  • Develop the tools to set up a water yoga program

No previous yoga or swimming experience is necessary. This workshop is appropriate for those with mobility and joint issues. Helping and yoga professionals find techniques they can use with their clients.

More Information

Bring a swimming suit, towel, and yoga mat. Those with a medical condition should check with their physician to make sure a 4-foot deep warm water pool (92–96 degrees) is the right environment for you. This class will take place at an indoor pool off site. Students will be encouraged to carpool to local indoor pool.

Please note that class participants will be travelling offsite to Arbor Ridge at Brookmeade in Rhinebeck for use of their pool.  In addition to bringing a bathing suit for this program we ask that you also pack a couple of beach towels.  Since our children’s program is generally available only during standard workshop hours, please be mindful that because you will be travelling offsite, you may be getting back outside of the standard workshop hour times, so please plan accordingly. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for more details.   

Also to note, Faculty recommends you read the following books in preparation for the course:

  • Warm Water Yoga by Terry Roth Schaff (available at medicalyogatherapy.com)
  • Yoga for a Healthy Spine by Terry Roth Schaff (available at medicalyogatherapy.com)
  • Yoga for Arthritis: The Complete Guide by Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall
4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty


Terry Roth Schaff, E-RYT, leads the Yoga Therapy Department at Manhattan Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation where she develops therapeutic yoga protocols for people recovering from injuries and living with physical challenges. Her Chair Yoga Program for Seniors formed the basis for a seminal article in the Topics on Geriatric Rehabilitation medical journal. Schaff is also the author of Yoga for a Healthy Spine. medicalyogatherapy.com