Yoga

Adaptive Yoga

Friday April 7 12:45pm - 12:00am

Event Status: Planned

Roots and Wings Yoga and Healing Arts $25 per class
317 North Main Street
Natick, MA

 

Disability Served: Brain Injury, Physical, Visual

Communities Served: Adult, Teen, Veterans

adaptive_yoga

Join us most Fridays for yoga postures adapted to accommodate different abilities. This adaptive yoga class is for adults and teens with disabilities and mobility restrictions such as paralysis, amputation, spinal cord injury, severe arthritis, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, head injury, and cerebral palsy. Welcomed are people who use wheelchairs as well as those who can walk. Studio is wheelchair accessible.

Workshops feature:

•Adaptations of yoga postures, modified to accommodate individual differences. Participate standing, sitting in chairs, or on the floor.
•Substantial individual attention and physical assistance from instructor and assistants
•Focus on inner awareness and breathing
•Use of fully equipped studio with all the props needed such as blankets, blocks, straps and chairs.

Assistants will be attending to support movement in postures and to help with transfering to and from the floor if needed. Assistants can help support increased movement and deeper exploration of postures.

Wear comfortable clothing. Most people wear shorts or leggings and a t-shirt. You may be asked to remove your shoes – assistants will help you if needed. Yoga studio is wheelchair accessible, with accessible bathrooms.

Participants must be able to follow simple instructions and maintain safe behavior throughout the class.

Possible benefits from an Adaptive Yoga practice include greater strength, balance and flexibility with an ability to move through everyday life with more freedom and ease. Added benefits are better management of stress, anxiety and depression

Cost is $25 per class. Financial assistance is available. Caregivers are welcome to accompany participants at no additional charge

Registration required at least 2 days in advance, so that we can arrange optimal number of assistants. Please call 5 days in advance of your first class. Advanced registration is suggested to ensure that there is a spot for you, as there is limited capacity.Please contact Rick Frank at 617-325-9023 or rickfrank@rcn.com

Instructor:  Rick Frank, Licensed Occupational Therapist, certified Kripalu Yoga teacher
Webpage:   http://www.rootsandwingshealingarts.com/class-adaptive_yoga_class