Adaptive & Accessible Yoga
Mondays, 12:45-2:00 pm @ Elevate Fit Club (1010 Carbon Ct. Unit F, Erie 80516)
It is necessary to register for this class in advance. To register, please email Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text 303-918-3931 in advance.
Yoga is for everyone—including those who live with physical and mental health challenges.
- Multiple Sclerosis/Neurological Diseases
- Cerebral Palsy (CP)
- Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Stroke Survivors
- Rheumatological, Connective Tissue, and Autoimmune Disease and or Dysfunction
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Amputated Limbs
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Hearing Impaired and Hard of Hearing
- Sensory Sensitivities
- Chronic Pain
- Joint Fusions or Replacements
We just do things a little differently. All conditions of safety are met first, then traditional yoga poses are modified to the individual. Although poses may look different, an adaptive yoga practice is still completely grounded in the foundational principles of Yoga—balance, containment and boundaries, expansion, energy, grounding, intention, presence, and rhythm. Adaptive Yoga is a physical practice, but is also about connecting with our inner, energetic bodies and cultivating an awareness of the mind-body connection.
In both the Adaptive Yoga and Gentle Yoga classes a variety of props from chairs to bolsters, blocks to straps, blankets to big cushioned exercise mats. The use of props in ANY yoga practice opens up a level of accessibility and success for all yogis!
There will be one or two assistants in Adaptive Yoga that will help students as necessary, give light adjustments, and act as partners as needed. Students are always welcome to bring a friend, partner, aide or other helper to assist them in class. If you are unable to sit up on the floor without assistance, please bring a friend, partner or aide with you. It is important that Adaptive Yoga class participants be able to follow simple instructions.
Additionally, there will be no music played in our Adaptive Yoga class to ensure all participants are able to hear instructions and to be sensitive to anyone with sensory sensitivities. We also ask that you be sensitive in not wearing strong scents, such as oils or perfumes, to class.
Please click here to visit our FORMS page. Please open each of the forms under Adaptive Yoga classes, export to a PDF, print, fill out and bring the following forms with you to your first Adaptive Yoga Class. These forms help us help you and keep you safe during class. Please email Kelly at email@example.com if you have any issues downloading the forms, or would like more information about our classes or to register for these classes.