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Somerset County-Operated Senior Wellness Center at

Basking Ridge Offers Gentle Yoga Class – Register by June 3


BERNARDS, NJ – Residents ages 60-years and above can register for Yoga with Jillian, a gentle yoga class appropriate for participants with all levels of skill. The eight-week class will begin on June 17 at the Somerset County Senior Wellness Center at Basking Ridge, located at 202 Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge. The deadline to register is June 3.


According to the National Institution of Aging (NIA), exercise for older adults can improve their mood, enhance emotional well-being, increase energy levels and improve sleep. Specifically, yoga is a healthy way to relieve stress.

Yoga with Jillian

In this gentle-flow yoga class, participants will practice poses while sitting in a chair or standing (depending on their level of comfort). Practicing specific yoga poses in this class will help release tension in the neck, shoulders and spine. Each session will conclude with guided relaxation to ensure that all participants feel rested and refreshed when they leave.


Cost, Dates, Time and Registration

This eight-week, hour-long class is from 1 to 2 p.m., on June 17 and 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, and Aug. 5.

The registration deadline is FridayJune 3. Interested yoga-class participants who are not already registered with the Basking Ridge Senior Wellness Center, must register with the senior center at the same time they are registering for the yoga class. The cost of the class is $40.

  • Participants with all levels of skill are welcome
  • Yoga mats are not required
  • Participants must wear loose-fitting clothing and non-slip sneakers with good grip

For more information, or to obtain a registration form call the Senior Wellness Center at Basking Ridge at 908-204-3435. To print a registration form, click here.


Somerset County-Operated Senior Wellness Centers

County-operated senior wellness centers, managed by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services, are multi-purpose facilities that offer a variety of activities such as educational programs, health and wellness information and a stimulating social setting. Congregate lunch and Grab & Go curbside lunch services are also available at all six county-operated senior wellness centers.

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