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Get your body in motion!  If age, illness or injury have limited your exercise or diminished your spirit, Carol Dickman’s award-winning gentle yoga, balancing and movement programs may be just what you’re looking for.

Carol Dickman


 Carol Dickman's STRETCH program has been featured on leading news outletsCarol has shown her gentle approach to exercise on a variety of network television programs including the TODAY Show, CNN, Fox News, TNN and The Home Shopping Network. She has also been heard on radio programs nationwide and featured in print media. See testimonials here.

“I have known Carol Dickman for over a decade and can vouch for her expertise in the area of fitness. As a yoga devotee myself, I can sincerely say she is a very knowledgeable and insightful instructor in yoga and a wide range of fitness pursuits. Carol is endlessly resourceful and an excellent coach.”  – Raquel Welch, Hollywood icon and author of The Raquel Welch Total Beauty and Fitness Program.

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Video Titles

The videos below are available to purchase for unlimited online viewing and download – and in traditional DVD format.

Purchase DVDs by calling 800-233-9642 or 888-937-9642

Purchase unlimited online access to all six of Carol’s videos for just $29.95.

Click on the titles for full description, pricing information and to view a short excerpt of each. A limited number of Carol’s videos are available in standard DVD format. Please use the following numbers to purchase one or more DVDs. 1-800-BED-YOGA (800-233-9642) or 1-888-YES-YOGA (888-937-9642)“Carol’s yoga titles won first place in an international multimedia contest…Out of over 100 audio and videotape submissions of guided imagery, meditation, yoga, breathwork, tai chi, affirmations, music and nature videography, Carol’s work was determined by the panel of four independent holistic health experts to be the primo healing experience of the lot.” – Cindy Stalnaker, Health Journeys

Seated Yoga video Balance, Basics, and Beyond video Bed Top Yoga video

Bed Top Movement Upper Body

 

Bed Top Movement (lower body) video

 

Chair Movement video

 

 

Multi-Media eBooks

The titles shown below are available as multimedia ebooks from Amazon, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Google and Kobo.
Bed Top Yoga video Seated Yoga video Chair Movement video Balance, Basics, and Beyond video

Testimonials

People facing a wide variety of conditions have given praise for Carol’s videos.  Click on the links below to read some powerful testimonials.

My 90-year-old mother has Alzheimer’s Disease as well as many physical challenges, so she can no longer safely participate in any group exercise class. A caring yoga instructor suggested she might benefit from Carol Dickman’s Seated Yoga. Mom and I viewed the DVD together the first time, so I could be sure that she could safely and easily follow along. I was delighted to see that the instructions are very clear and simple, and the pace is easy to follow, even for someone with mental and physical disabilities. And best of all, my mother now enjoys exercising with the DVD! Thank you, Carol, for providing a gentle form of exercise that is so suitable for the elderly and infirmed.

B. JacobsonCaregiverArkansas

I bought the Seated/Chair Yoga video for my husband and our health aid and I have been practicing it with him 3 times a week. It’s wonderfully simple and the best exercise video I have ever bought. Thank you.

Carrie C.California

I have had rheumatoid arthritis for years and it has taken its toll. As a former student of yoga, I have found the tapes a wonderful road back and eventually hope to try a local yoga class.

Jean P.Nevada

I am so pleased that there are exercises like these out there. Not being able to get up and down from the floor and with my osteoarthritis, I’m now able to do the yoga I have missed doing.

Marlene B.Oregon

I have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and am a wheelchair user since I was 17 and I am now 45. Just doing your videos for three days I feel much better about myself. And am trying to stretch my limbs slowly more often.

Michele L.MIchigan

I am a nurse with an 18 month old – since I’m 46 and he’s a big guy – I’m using Bed Top to help stretch my back. Lifting him has been getting harder and harder.

Jane C.Minnesota

The exercises do make me feel good when I first awaken in the morning and make me realize how I’ve neglected to stay limber.

Ivy P. California

After more than seven years. I still enjoy using Bed Top Yoga when I’m too tired to do a standing yoga routine, I need a relaxing computer break, my back muscles are tired or sore, or I’m recovering from an injury.

Paul T.New York

When I wake up in the morning and find that my lower back is stiff or out of whack I use Bed Top Yoga and it feels so much better.

Rachel M.Ohio

 

“The number of older Americans who fall and suffer serious injuries has soared. Regular exercise classes can help, especially those that include balance drills, such as standing on one foot…” – The New York Times, November, 2014

Good balance is essential at any age, and even more so as we get older.  I have known Carol Dickman for over a decade and can vouch for her expertise in the area of fitness,  I feel very confident in recommending Balance Basics to all comers who seek a healthy life.

Raquel WelchActress and Author

Carol Dickman’s Bed Top Yoga and Seated Yoga videos are the best I have ever seen.  Her approach is a simple, gentle and effective introduction to yoga.  All you need is an open mind; you don’t need to be agile, flexible or mystical to experience the benefits.

 

You can obtain immediate results in the privacy and convenience of your home and at your own time.  I would recommend these videos to patients in all age ranges who wish to reduce stress and promote a state of enhanced physical and mental wellbeing.

 

Emergency room physicians can all testify to the high prevalence of fall related injuries in the older adult.  Carol Dickman’s Balance Basics offers the proactive health conscious individual a program designed to reduce this risk.

Jonathan Bernfield, M.D.Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Psychiatry

GlaxoSmithKline says of the Seated Yoga video: “Simple yoga that cancer patients and caregivers can do in a chair. A gentle exercise program like Seated Yoga can make a big difference in helping to manage your fatigue—which, in turn, can improve your emotional outlook on life—and living with a diagnosis of cancer.”

Oncology Times, March 2002, says of the Bed Top Yoga and Seated Yoga videos: ˝At Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami Beach, patients borrow the videos. They are also used by many family members, who are often as stressed as the patients themselves.”

The Jewish Hospital, Kenwood, Ohio says: “Both programs are being used in every room in the 23-bed bone marrow unit. It is believed that Carol’s yoga will be beneficial.”

I have viewed your yoga videos and believe they would be extremely helpful to our cancer patients.

Cristina Pozo-Kaderman, Ph.D. Co-Director of Psychosocial ServicesMiami Beach, FL

I have been living with CFS & Fibromyalgia for more than 5 years.  During this time, yoga has brought me great physical and emotional relief.  I have found your yoga programs to be very helpful, particularly when I’m at my sickest.  The exercises are gentle and no matter how ill I am feeling, the videos always make me feel great.

Amy M.Massachusetts

The strength of Seated Yoga is its ability to focus the viewer on individual movements and breaths, producing the mindfulness or awareness often emphasized in stress and pain management programs. Dickman’s demonstrations are easy to follow, and her descriptive, tranquil narration contributes to an appreciation of the techniques presented. Her experience is evident as she seems to know exactly the moment to offer a gentle reminder to relax or a tip for releasing tense muscles.

National Fibromyalgia AssociationMassachusetts

I found your Yoga to be wonderful and have introduced it to our Diabetes Club membership. I have received a lot of positive feedback.

Nancy S.New York

Your exercises make me feel as if I am doing something good for myself. I do not feel as stressed as I used to.

Philip M. Baltimore

For many years my husband Melvin and I danced through life, literally and figuratively. Sometimes to the strains of The Girl from Ipenema or to the beat of Witchcraft. Everyday was not a day in Paradise, but we were fortunate, until our son, Robert died at the age of 44. A mother’s worst nightmare. Life would go on, but it would never be the same. No more dancing for me, just put one foot in front of the other. How would I manage that? I took up my knitting needles and began knitting hats for friends and their kids. I would knit far into the night while watching reruns of sitcoms on the TV that Rob had installed on my computer. I must have made 80 or 90 hats. That took care of the nights.

 

What about the days? I found Carol Dickman’s Seated Yoga. For 45 minutes everyday, I followed Carol’s DVD. At the end of each session, I felt renewed and centered. I was able to do what I needed to do with a calmness and with some comfort. Since then, I have given the DVD to friends, when I thought that it would be helpful to them.

 

About a year and a half, after our son died, my husband died. He was 87. Shortly after that I moved from the North Fork of Long Island to Manhattan and discovered that Carol Dickman and I were living in the same building. I contacted her, because I wanted her to know how she had helped me when I had a difficult time in my life. I was so happy that I was able to tell her that in person. I consider Carol a friend, who helped me, when I needed help.

Paula ShengoldGreenport, New York

Carol helped launch Mt. Sinai Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit in New York City, teaching Seated Yoga to its patients.

Carol is certified in Yoga of the Heart, Adapting Yoga for Heart Disease, Cancer and Other Life Threatening Diseases.

As a hospice nurse here in California, I hope to assist my patients and families with the benefits of your yoga despite the inability to be mobile. Thanks for your work.

Hortense D.

My mother was able to benefit from the videos far longer than I ever could have hoped for.  I’m certain they were helpful and bless my cousin for the recommendation.

Vanessa P.Texas

As a hospice worker, I have used Carol’s videos both for myself and my patients.  We all need nurturing, it’s a toss up as to whether they are a greater benefit to body or soul.

Margaret S.New Rochelle, NY

Just the sound of Carol’s voice brought peace and comfort to my father.

Andrea W.California

I have high blood pressure and used to do Seated Yoga and Bed Top Yoga by myself. Now my husband joins me.

Helen F.Ohio

I am a physical therapist working with several people doing your Seated Yoga. It is easy to follow and refreshing. When I go home after my day at work, I use it to relax, it’s helpful for my hypertension.

Marci G. Georgia

Yoga Journal Magazine says Carol’s Bed Top Yoga has “a cult following of former insomniacs.”

I’ve only had Bed Top Yoga for two nights but so far I’ve fallen asleep much faster and even slept through the entire night once. Who would have thought yoga could do this.

Susan G.Virginia

I have been looking for something like Bed Top Yoga for a long time. I have a balance problem called Rombergs Syndrome and cannot do the usual yoga exercises. Thank you.

Walter S.Connecticut

I had eight hours of sleep last night for the first time in years and must give Bed Top to two more people.

Rosemary G. Illinois

I started to follow your directions and well, the next thing I knew the tape was over and I realized I had been lulled to sleep. Now, talk about relaxing!

Adam S.California

Bed Top Yoga is a gem, you’ve changed my life and my insomnia of so many years. Congratulations and thank you.

Lenore W. Massachusetts

 

Recommended as resources by the National Amputee Coalition.  Both Bed Top Yoga and Seated Yoga videos were recommended in The National Limb Loss Information Center’s March/April 2002 issue of “In Motion Magazine” in an article entitled Yoga for Everyone: “Video lessons make ancient practice available to those with disabilities.”

How do you tell someone that you would not be able to walk without her programs? I’m working hard and if were not for Carol’s DVDs, I would be in serious trouble. Each morning I use Bed Top Yoga while still in bed and work the whole tape. Then to the next plateau, I work out with Seated Yoga. Ta-da, now I am on my feet, in a hot shower, finishing with a cold shower. It takes close to four hours to be off and running, but I do not want to be stuck in a wheel chair…or worse. Keep moving has become my mantra. Thanks for all of your help.

Ann RuckertMusicianNew York City

As a hospice nurse here in California, I hope to assist my patients and families with the benefits of your yoga despite the inability to be mobile. Thanks for your work.

Hortense D.

Both yoga videos are excellent! Easy to follow, easy to modify, and gentle enough for beginners and those living with chronic illness. Instruction, safety, audio and video quality are superb! Terrific complement to other exercise modalities. Congratulations on a job well done.

Miranda Mirsec, MA, CESChapter Programs Manager-Physical HealthSouthern California

The simple stretches and yoga techniques detailed in the Bed Top Yoga DVD are suitable for people with mild impairment. The exercises are easy to follow and can be done independently or with help from a partner. The Seated Yoga DVD offers general instruction that may be especially helpful for people with MS who require slower yoga instructions.

Momentum Magazine

My husband has had MS for over 20 years. He is confined to a wheel chair most of the time and he suffers from debilitating fatigue. I thought yoga would be a waste of time but he found Carol Dickman’s Bed Top Yoga and Seated Yoga especially helpful. I’m delighted to have been wrong. This practice has done him a world of good. He has more energy and strength and his mood is decidedly better. It’s great to see his spirits so lifted.

Johanna W. Illinois

 

Quest, the magazine of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, in a June – July 2002 article titled “The Ins and Outs of Exercise” said: “Yes, You Can” and recommends Bed Top Yoga and Seated Yoga videos as a resource.

I really enjoy the exercises.  I have muscular dystrophy and the stretches really help.

Judy M.Ontario, Canada

My mother, Rosemary, who just turned 88 years old, has suffered from spinal stenosis for several years. She had always been very active and walking more than a mile even in her early 80’s. However in the last few years she has only been able to walk a couple of blocks since she is in constant pain. Consequently, she had started to experience anxiety and depression as her movements became more limited. A few years ago I gave my mother your Chair Yoga Video. She was never into exercise classes but had gone with me once or twice in the last fifteen years to a yoga class.

 

I was so pleased when she told me that she loved your video because it stretched every part of her body from her toes to neck/head and she had a full work out sitting in a chair. Equally important, she felt completely relaxed after doing the yoga. What made me realize that she really loved the video is when she told me she does chair yoga three to four times a week! When I spoke to her Sunday she was very enthusiastic and very thankful for your video, and I thank you for giving my mother a new lease on life!

Margot M.New York

I’ve been enjoying Bed Top Yoga on the floor for more than a year. It has been therapeutic for me physically, mentally and emotionally. I feel personally befriended by the serenity you project in your voice and by the calm reassurance that eases the movements.

Stella B.Maryland

You are an answer to a prayer. Your yoga releases my body in a gentle, deep and powerful way. It’s also your voice…so healing…and your images bring love to every session I have with you.

Flo HamiltonCalifornia

Thank you for my mother’s B-Day present. She’s 88 years old and does your yoga every morning. Aging is stressful.

Martha M.Colorado

I feel peace and hope when I use your video and it helps me get through my day.

Barbara H.New York

Being blind can be stressful. It’s been hard to find exercise tapes like yours that I can do by myself. They are great and you have a great voice.

Rhonda P.Georgia

Your yoga tapes have enabled my newly blinded daughter to be independent in her exercise. She enjoys the workouts and the relaxations.

Delilah K.Washington

Thank you very much for sharing Bed Top Yoga and In-Flight Yoga with The American Federation for the Blind. We have added the tapes to the wellness library that we have compiled for staff use.

AFB New York

Originally created for the blind and visually impaired, Bed Top Yoga and Seated Yoga are used today for their concise audio instructions in the DVD format. For over a decade, the programs have helped this special population receive the benefits of yoga. Balance Basics And Beyond has a specially scripted class for the blind and visually impaired.

Carol Dickman

Carol is available for lectures and programs for community centers, municipal organizations and health care facilities. Please use the form to contact her, or email directly to carol@stretch.com. Her programs are distributed to libraries by Midwest Tape and to hospitals by Medcalm.

A limited number of Carol’s videos are available in standard DVD format. Please use the following numbers to purchase one or more DVDs.

1-800-BED-YOGA (800-233-9642) or
1-888-YES-YOGA (888-937-9642)

 

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