One way I practice self-care is with daily exercise and movement. I love attending different classes and becoming a part of a unique social network. With the coronavirus pandemic, we all have to find a way to make our lemonade (listen to the intro on all Glass Half Full podcast episodes.)

I was a big fan of BORP before COVID-19 but now I am a total devotee! Four days/week I am moving with a community of others on Zoom. It’s fun, it’s a workout, and the whole experience is beautiful. Here are free (or donation) classes offered by three great organizations:

Bay Area Outreach for Recreational Programs (BORP)

Dance for All Bodies (DfAB)

Wheelchair Dancers Organization (WDO)

Piedmont Yoga Community

Previously-recorded BORP classes are on their YouTube channel. BORP recommends other adaptive online exercise programs here.


  • One of my newest yoga teachers is Tianna Meriage-Reiter, DPT, C-IAYT, who lives in Alameda where I live. Here is a mostly chair yoga video. Tianna just started live streaming Monday-Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Pacific. To participate, you’ll need to subscribe to her YouTube channel and click the bell icon to receive alerts.
  • Yoga for Scleroderma
  • Yoga for Amputees
  • Pay what you can at Good Elephant
  • Open Lotus Yoga Scroll down page for free videos
  • Garden Yoga – I’m not sure if these are all accessible but they are well-produced.

Yoga with a combination of other practices



Healing in Community Online Summit

Open Space Santa Clara Valley online hikes, meditation, drawing lessons, etc.

Birding is Accessible

Maybe not so accessible