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Yoga for People with Disabilities & Chronic Conditions
May 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm PDT
An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2021
In this class, you will learn to adapt popular yoga asanas for your individual needs, work with the breath for healing and calming, and adjust your yoga practice to where you are in the moment. There will be gentle movement, floor work, and supported standing poses as well as restorative poses. This class is for you…
– If you are recovering from an accident or illness
– If you have carpal tunnel syndrome
– If you have a mild case of MS or CP
– If you live with chronic pain
– If you have arthritis, fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
– All of the above, or other chronic conditions
Instructor: JoAnn Lyons
JoAnn Lyons began taking yoga classes in the very early 70’s and finally began teaching yoga classes for people with disabilities in October of 1996 at the Cerebral Palsy Center (now known as Ability Now Bay Area) in Oakland, California as part of her Advanced Studies Program training at Piedmont Yoga Studio.
JoAnn believes that everyone can do yoga and has dedicated, well-trained assistants and volunteers who help her make the classes really special, fun and accessible to all. She has a unique ability to imagine the possibilities of asana (yoga poses) for her students and to see just where a student needs support or when she needs to get out of the way and let her student find the perfect pose.