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Chair Yoga M-W-F 11-11:55AM PST
Gentle/Senior/Adaptive

Yoga for ID/DD Adults MF 1-1:45 PM PST
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ACCESSIBLE

These Accessible Chair Yoga classes are designed for people with physical disabilities. For classes specifically for those with ID/DD please refer here.

These videos include mostly seated instruction, but may included some standing poses. Everyone should feel comfortable participating to their own challenge level, and not feel obligated to mirror the instructor or any other participant.

To join the live classes email byomyoga@gmail.com to receive a liability waiver and a direct link and password.

  • Please use all necessary support (seat belts, breathing apparatus, foot supports, neck braces) and follow medical professional advice when participating in a fitness activity.
  • Wheelchair users do not need to transfer to other seating. Wheels should be locked for class.
  • Feet should be on a solid surface (floor, blanket, wheelchair paddles)
  • For those using standard chairs, use a high-backed, arm-less chair with a flat seat (folding chairs are not recommended).
  • Place all seating on a non-slip surface like a yoga mat.
  • Props are optional, but a fitness strap (yoga strap, fitness band) is recommended for movement assistance.
  • Hydrate at least twice during a 40-minute yoga class
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Use of the videos below implies consent of the liability waiver and is at one's own risk.
Click a date to view the video.
Use of the videos below implies release of liability.
Tuesday April 28, 2020 Thursday April 30, 2020
Tuesday May 5, 2020 Thursday May 7, 2020
Tuesday May 12, 2020 Thursday May 14, 2020
Tuesday May 19, 2020
(no class/video)
Thursday May 21, 2020
Tuesday May 26, 2020
• Chakra Meditation
(energy centers of the body)
• Joint Movement
Thursday May 28, 2020
• Gyan Mudra Meditation
• Head/Neck Focus
• Gentle Sun Salute
• Hamstring Stretch
Tuesday June 2, 2020
TBD
Thursday June 4, 2020
TBD

Adapted Sun Salutation with the Wall
This is a gentle standing sequence done at a wall for balance support. It helps develop movement-to-breath coordination, builds upper body strength, encourages range of motion in the shoulder, and balance practice by shifting body weight from one leg to the other. In addition, someone might vary intensity building strength and endurance by changing the distance to the wall. Practitioners could modify the movements to be done seated in a chair, using one chair in front instead of a wall. 


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