Certified 500hr Kripalu Yoga Teacher & SilverSneakers Flex Instructor

Carole Horwell ​

What are the Benefits of kripalu Yoga?

Yoga FAQs


What to wear?
Comfort is the key word.  Wear clothing that is non-restrictive that allows you to move freely.  Generally, any exercise clothing is good.  Don't wear items that will restrict your movement such as tight jeans, belts, etc.  Yoga is practiced in bare feet.
What to bring?
Having your own yoga mat and yoga blanket is best, so that you don't have to share with other people especially  during cold and flu season.  However, yoga mats, yoga blankets and other props such as blocks, straps are provided at class.
Can I eat before class?
It is best not to eat a full meal 2 hours before class or a light snack 1 hour before class.  Yoga does not feel good on a full stomach!
When should I arrive for class?
Try to arrive at class about 5 minutes before it is due to start.  This will give you time to sign in and settle down.  Since arriving late can be quite distracting to your fellow students, please enter as quietly as possible.
Yoga Class Etiquette:
Be considerate of your fellow students, remember to turn off your cell phone.  Do not wear heavy fragrances, as others may be sensitive or allergic to them.

Yoga & SilverSneakers

classes held at:
The Windham Senior Center,

2nd Floor, 47 Crescent St,

Willimantic. CT 06226

Everyone welcome

No Center membership,

no age restrictions or

​residential requirements.

FLEX is Tivity Health’s instructor-led activities initiative, designed to attract older adults in the community who typically don’t visit a participating gym location or need more flexibility, ease of access and a different customer experience.

FLEX classes are FREE for SilverSneakers and Prime Members and open to non-members of all ages for a small charge.

FLEX instructors establish their own classes.  The SilverSneakers Flex classes I offer at The Windham Senior Center include:

  • SilverSneakers Circuit
  • Boom Move-It
  • Chair Yoga
  • EnerChi

SilverSneakers Circuit Class:

hand weights, elastic tubing with handles and SilverSneaker exercise balls are provided.  However, if you have your own bring them with you.

For all classes consider bringing your water bottle, wear comfortable clothing.

Footwear recommendations:

SilverSneakers Circuit:

indoor use sneakers or active footwear

Boom Move-It:

indoor use smooth soled shoes or bare feet

Chair Yoga: bare feet

Enerchi: bare feet, Tai Chi shoes or any comfortable indoor use only shoes.


If you wear special shoes, orthotics, etc., you can of course wear your footwear for any class regardless of the SilverSneakers footwear recommendations.​ 

SilverSneakers Flex Classes

  • Will help ease tense muscles.
  • With regular practice, you will improve your flexibility and  gain more body strength.
  • It will help you with your balance and coordination.
  • Improve your cardiovascular fitness.
  • Yoga postures combined with breathing techniques stimulate the circulation, the digestion, the nervous and endrocrine systems of the body.
  • You will discover it increases your level of energy and vitality.
  • You will find it helps to improve your memory and your concentration.
  • It helps strengthen the immune system.
  • It teaches you how to relax both body and mind.
  • You will experience an overall sense of well-being.
  • It's a low-key work out. 
  • It’s enjoyable exercise.
  • You will feel great! 
  • It’s FUN!