Not everyone can get up and down off the floor, making standard yoga classes difficult for them. With the help of a chair to provide additional support and stability, participants are able to enjoy the potential benefits of yoga practice, including improved range of motion and flexibility, increased mobility and circulation, strengthened muscles and joints, better breathing habits and sleep, as well as reduced stress regardless of potential limitations. This style of yoga is recommended for those with hypertension, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, vertigo, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, osteopenia, chronic pain, injury recovery, fibromyalgia, cancer, amputees, etc. and open to those that use walkers, canes, and wheelchairs, as well as those of able body that aren’t sure they are flexible enough for other yoga classes. Most postures will be done from a seated position, though some standing and prone positions may be included as participants are able. During each session, chairs and props will be used to keep everyone safe, in consideration of whatever movement is appropriate for their body.
Stability and Mobility Workshops
I frequently offer workshops at Heeling Sole Barefoot Massage on Stability and Mobility – a therapeutic approach to specific areas of the body – with educational elements as well as practices for students to take home to work on common chronic structural pain issues. Check the Community Classes tab on Heeling Sole’s schedule.
FLOAT and Meditate
Beginning Summer 2018, I will be offering a monthly guided meditation practice as part of a Float SA appointment. These classes will be on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM.
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers – The Art of Gentle
I will be offering a Continuing Education Opportunity for Yoga Teachers at Hamsa School of Yoga and Ayurveda on Saturday August 25th on The Art of Gentle – Teaching a Gentle Practice
***I Currently only have one weekly public class – all others are contract therapeutic classes for organizations/institutions or private yoga therapy work one-on-one with clients. I will try to list links to Gentle, Adaptive, Yin, and Restorative Classes under “Resources” as I am able to experience them enough to feel comfortable recommending…