A Class for People with Special Needs
This class is being offered for people who face challenges that would make it difficult to practice yoga in a regular class setting. All exercises and practices will be modified using chairs and props so that yoga becomes accessible to every participant. People in wheelchairs are welcome. Caregivers are encouraged to participate as well.
- Yoga has been shown to be beneficial to overall physical and mental wellbeing.
- The postures, movements and exercises build strength and endurance and improve overall health.
- The stretches increase flexibility, decrease stress and improve mood.
- Balance is improved through certain practices.
- Breathing exercises reduce stress, improve mood, increase mental focus, and increase energy.
- Meditation has been found to lower stress, improve mood, increase mental acuity, and even improve memory. We will learn active meditation and also experience guided meditation for relaxing and healing.
- In this class, we will practice at a comfortable level to achieve maximum benefit and promote healing.
Lisa Recchione is a Registered Yoga instructor at the eRYT level. She also holds a Masters degree in counseling. Lisa has a personal interest in this class. She was a full-time caregiver for her father, who had Alzheimer’s and pancreatic cancer. She has also worked with seniors in various facilities in the area.
This class is being offered as a community service. Donations will be accepted by no fee is expected. Call Lisa at 727.278.6650 for more information.
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