Keeping Warm with Chair Yoga | Wesley Mission

“If I’m still going to yoga classes at 81 years of age, know that it was you Heroes who inspired me.”

Our most dedicated students are not those who can do the headstands and splits. In fact, they’re the ones who show up with a smile every week, even if their arthritis is flaring up, even if it means catching the bus in in 5degrees cold and nursing a frozen shoulder, a bunked knee, a toe injury, a sore back… you name it, we’ve heard it from this community of elderly. 

Teaching yoga and bringing the Gospel to this community of seniors is not about how “good” you can be. It’s learning about grace and courage. To others and to yourself.

To us, this is the richest reward. This warms our heart, mind, soul and body.

Oh how much we love you brave souls and learn from you. 

And of course, thank you always, Wesley Mission for providing us this safe space to serve, to share our stories and to grow. 
Serving in His name ✝️

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Chair Yoga at Wesley Mission

Thank you, Wesley Mission! Let’s all ‪#‎growyoung‬!

I walked into class last week when the Program Coordinator said to me, “Jo, we have some folks from the team coming to film you later to share your experience. Is that ok?” (Something like that).
In my mind immediately.. “Whooooaaa? What am I wearing? Do I look ok today??”
“Of course, sure!” I responded, all awhile convincing myself I will be fine.
Then it dawned on me… Why do I do what I do? It’s not about me… It’s about community and helping others and if I stay true to that, all will take shape. Relax, Jo. Chill out.
And as it turns out, it was super fun! And thank you to the amazing team at Wesley for allowing me to be part of this #growyoung movement. All I ask is that I will be reminded in my senior years of ageing gracefully, too.

Hollow Easter Eggs, or Solid?

Are Easter Eggs meant to be hollow or solid? Surely those tiny Cadbury chocolate eggs filled with creamy milk chocolate are the reason why we celebrate Easter? Uh-oh!

Well, personally I like cracking those big hollow Easter eggs. I remember that I was  taught to crack it by holding the egg and smacking it on my head. Probably not the best way to crack it open but that certainly made it amusing for kids. I also love the crunch to the hollow egg pieces.

But that’s not the reason why Easter eggs SHOULD BE HOLLOW.

The custom of giving EGGS at Easter celebrates new life. Christians remember that Jesus, after dying in the cross, rose from the dead. By dying on the cross and rising from the dead, Jesus hire our sins and offers those who believe in him and accept him as Saviour, salvation and eternal life.

For Christians the egg is a symbol of Jesus’ resurrection, as when they are cracked open they stand for the EMPTY TOMB.

I’m not sure how many people know this, let alone the real meaning of Easter. So this year, I made it a mission to make it known by making Easter packs with hollow eggs and yummy mini Knopper wafers for my Holy Yoga students!

(Of course, I would commission my favourite person in the world, the world’s best dad to help me with them!)

My students at the seniors school absolutely loved them! I was honoured to bless this way and as usual, their smiles bless me.