Category Archives: Yoga and Health

Article in FitLifeBC Magazine

Make sure to read my new article about chair yoga in the the summer edition of FitLifeBC (the quarterly magazine of the British Columbia Parks and Recreation Association). To learn more, come to my Chair Yoga for the Older Adult workshop this Sunday, from … Continue reading

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Kids Yoga Teacher Training

I just completed an intensive, 95-hour Kids Yoga Teaching Training course sponsored by Semperviva Yoga Center and taught by Jacqueline Maloney. The course was fun and I learned a great deal. Understanding how bones grow and the role of muscles, … Continue reading

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Mats for Chair Yoga

During every chair yoga class, I encourage my students to remove their shoes and socks. I tell them that it’s good to feel the floor with their toes and that some of the asanas (poses) will be feel more accessible. They … Continue reading

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Passed!

Twenty people showed up to support me as I defended my thesis proposal at the SFU campus in Vancouver, BC. Among the attendees were friends, family, other yoga teachers, and some of my clients. Thank you all so much for … Continue reading

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Annette’s MA Thesis Proposal Defense

You are all invited to attend the proposal defense for my MA thesis, Yoga and the Older Adult: An Exploration into Pathways, Barriers and Experiences. This presentation is designed to facilitate the development of my research topic by soliciting feedback and … Continue reading

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Annette Wertman: “A Therapeutic Triple Threat”

An article under “Menschenings” by social columnist Alex Kliner appeared in the December 18 Hanukkah issue of the Jewish Independent of Greater Vancouver. The following is an excerpt from the article, entitled “A Therapeutic Triple Threat: Annette Wertman Teaches Chair and Shabbat … Continue reading

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Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis

Judith is a disciplined yoga student. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at an early age, Judith believes that yoga has improved her balance, increased her strength, made her muscles more flexible, and allowed her to feel more in control. Judith also … Continue reading

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Yoga Toes

In many of the photos on this website, you will see participants wearing soft foam material between their toes. These are called yoga toes and podiatrists think they’re great! When worn during yoga poses, these toe separators help: increase overall … Continue reading

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Yoga for Falls Prevention

Yoga is under-valued as a prevention strategy for accidental falls among older adults. On October 21, I will be giving a presentation on yoga for falls prevention at the 40th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association of Gerontology. I will … Continue reading

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