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Take It From a 93-Year-Old Yogi: Stretch, Hold and Laugh

Ronnie Arond, 93, began taking yoga classes 40 years ago at the Cross Island Y.M.C.A. in Queens, where she was teaching synchronized swimming. She began teaching yoga using an approach “made up of all things I borrowed from other teachers.” She taught both at home and at the Y.M.C.A., where she has a sizable following, even after taking time off to recover from a broken hip after a fall last year. Read more…

A Dance Troupe Adds Fresh Faces. The Youngest Is 66.

"Give It to You Stage," a two-act song-and-dance extravaganza at Live Arts, compiles old and new numbers into a semiautobiographical musical, addressing topics ranging from couples’ therapy and date night to the grind of getting by as artists in New York. Choreographer Larissa Velez-Jackson, an instructor at the West Side YMCA, incorporates her fitness teaching and performance work by bringing her students into "Stage." Read more…