Hi – Chris Ridout here. I’m 66 and live in the foothills of Coquitlam, BC.
I’m a certified Yoga instructor. My training was in Rishikesh, India – the Yoga capital of the world and where the Beatles studied meditation. I trained under Sadhvi Abha Saraswati at Parmarth Niketan.
I’ve been teaching Yoga for about 20 years, although practising it off and on for over 35 years.
As a Baby Boomer myself, I noticed that something was missing in my part of the world: a class dedicated to those of us in the ‘prime of life’. A class that took into account age, health conditions, previous injuries and a different energy level from the young hardbodies! So I created Wiser Yoga based on this. (My personal list of physical concerns has included osteo artritis, knee, shoulder, elbow and foot issues, plantar fasciata and a bone spur has just appeared recently).
I presently teach Wiser Yoga on Zoom only.
There are 2 Wiser Yoga classes a week to choose from. There is a class on Saturday morning, as well as a class at Thursday lunchtime. See the schedule in the About the Lessons/Schedule section. And you don’t have to be baby boomer-aged to join. All welcome. Really!
I also teach Seniors Yoga Singalong classes to over 100 seniors a week and until recently taught Kids Yoga to kids aged 1 to 5; often teaching from ages 1 to 100 on the same day. Talk about perspective!
For the record, I carry professional liability insurance, am security-cleared and have an (expired) SJA certificate.