If you, or someone you know, is living with MS, I am offering an intro to Adaptive Yoga class in Penticton this Thursday morning. Details on registering with the MS Society are included in the image. I am excited to share chair, supported, and standing classes so that yoga can truly be accessible to all.
Adaptive Yoga for MS
Yoga is an adaptable practice that can be modified to enhance the experience of the postures all while supporting the differences in flexibility, mobility and energy level in each student. Using breath, gentle movement, props and detailed instruction, we will explore together the physical and mental benefits of yoga. You are invited to start where you are and to honour your body for both its strengths and its limitations. All of our abilities may be different from day to day, even hour to hour. By bringing awareness to how we feel within the poses we will all create a practice that honours our body and mind, right where we are in that moment. It is about adapting the practice to your body, rather than compromising your body to fit into the practice. Teaching yoga is a collaborative and creative process, I look forward to us practicing together.
About the instructor – Karen Kuchta
I have been practicing yoga since 2004 and completed my 200-hr yoga teacher training in the Kripalu tradition in 2015. Since then I have been teaching small group yoga classes in community and studio settings. My classes are slow, thoughtful and encourage students to feel movement to connect to their bodies. More important than any of the physical benefits of the practice are the mental emotional. I strive to create a safe space where students honour their bodies, for all of their strengths and their limitations. Mostly, I hope to have people leave feeling better than when they came onto their mats; with a relaxed body, full breath and quiet mind.