Who can attend an adaptive yoga class?
- Individuals living with mobility disabilities, such as partial or total paralysis, amputation, spinal cord injury, severe arthritis, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, head injury, spina bifida and cerebral palsy.
- If possible, we recommend a family member or caregiver attend class with you.
What can I expect in an adaptive yoga class?
- An hour to 90-minute session in which you will do a variety of poses.
- Classes will be conducted either in a chair, on the floor or some combination of both. If assistants are available and able, they will help with transfers to the floor as needed.
- Classes will include basic movements (yoga poses), a focus on inner awareness when doing those poses and breathing.
- You may be asked to remove your shoes — assistants will help you as needed.
- You may receive gentle physical adjustments from the teacher and assistants. These adjustments are intended to enhance your experience.
- You will learn to use props such as blankets, blocks and belts.
How do I start? Do I need to pre-register?
- We require pre-registration for our adaptive classes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information.
How should I prepare for class?
- Wear comfortable clothing. Most people wear shorts or leggings and a t-shirt. Yoga is usually practiced in bare feet.
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