Live Accessible, Adaptive, Chair, and Kids Yoga

Chair Yoga MTWTF 11-11:55AM PST Gentle/Senior/Adaptive Yoga for ID/DD Adults M&F 1-1:45 PM PST byomyoga@gmail.com for waiver and to register! •

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Poll - Choose Our New Kids Yoga Class Schedule

Pick the Day, the Time, and the Frequency (that is to say, of each pair of options, choose one).


When to have Kids Yoga? Choose one from each pair:
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Monday, June 28, 2021

Let's Get Some New Classes Going!

The Abilities Expo was a rousing success. Despite the torrential downpours (known as simply "rain" in the Midwest) that caused flooding of many basements and parking lots, not only did the Expo have great attendance but we had fantastic participation in both the "Intro to Chair Yoga" and the "Kidz Yoga" classes (photos TBD). 

I was so excited to have everyone there and am hoping that if you found this website because of it, you are interested in joining one of our ongoing yoga classes. I currently have two regular online classes: Chair Yoga (gentle, for seniors) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11am PST, and Chair Yoga for Special Needs every Monday and Friday at 1pm PST. Both are completely free (though donations are always welcome). 

To sign up, go to the respective page on this website, download the PDF waiver and drop me an email. I'll send you the zoom links to get you up and running.

I would especially love to reinstate our Adaptive Yoga Class for physical disabilities, designed to promote range of motion, functionality, physical and mental balance, fitness, and connection. However we need at least five regular attendees to commit to at least six weeks, once a week to give this a go. I"m well aware that schedules are tight now that things are opening up, and that month by month with health concerns one never knows what is going to happen, which is why I'm only setting up six-week-at-a-time sessions. Please drop me an email if you are interested in this program, to start perhaps in August.

Another class to be resurrected would be our Kids Yoga playtime, for ages 2-7 in the morning. Again, have a group of at least 3-5 families that would sign up for a four-week session would help get this on a regular schedule. 

Buy Muscle Rub

For anyone that attended the expo, please know that you can pickup your own full size container of the Magnesium Muscle Rub (1 ounce, 2 ounces and 4 ounces) on Etsy here https://www.etsy.com/shop/BYOMyoga) and definitely leave me a comment on this page if liked it!


Future Expos

I'm going to be at two more Expos this year in person as well.
  • Los Angeles October 29-31 (exact schedule TBD)
  • Dallas Abilities Expo December 3-5 (exact schedule TBD)
We'll have two classes at each event, Intro to Chair Yoga for people 13 years and older, and another Kidz Yoga! for kids of all ages (exact days/times TBD). 

The adult class will incorporate stretching and strengthening, with explanations of body-appropriate adjustments and/or use of applicable props. We'll begin with centering, flow through easy-to-follow (and remember) sequences and close with meditation/relaxation to refresh both the body and mind.

In the children's class we'll use our imagination and music to inspire yoga-oriented play. We will energize, then calm, bringing awareness to our actions and teaching love and respect for ourselves and others. There will be special gifts for each person that participates in class.

Sign up to attend either expo for free here: www.abilitiesexpo.com.

















    Monday, June 21, 2021

    Chicago Abilities Expo June 25 & 26

    Catch me this weekend at the (free) Chicago Abilities Expo teaching two equally fun but different adaptive/accessible yoga classes. Admission to the event is free at AbilitesExpo.com!

    Friday June 25, 1:00-1:30 pm (Central Time)
    Intro to Chair Yoga (13+)

    Our adult's class will incorporate stretching and strengthening, with explanations of body-appropriate adjustments and/or use of applicable props. We'll begin with centering, flow through easy-to-follow (and remember) sequences and close with meditation/relaxation to refresh both the body and mind.

    Free sample of Magnesium Muscle rub for every adult that attends! (Order more here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BYOMyoga.)

    Saturday June 26, 11:15-11:45am (Central Time)
    Kidz! Chair Yoga (ages 5-13)


    In the children's class we'll use our imagination and music to inspire yoga-oriented play. We will energize, then calm, bringing awareness to our actions and teaching love and respect for ourselves and others. Free stickers for all kids that attend!

    Saturday, May 29, 2021

    SubCult Yoga

    Wacky, weird, and worth the minimum patreon-age of least $3/month. Stand-up southern cultured comedy, podcasts, politics, art shares and activism, book club and brainstorming, mutual aid and mutual admiration with Dollar Store Drew Morgan and DJ D.J. Lewis. Plus a smattering of yoga with Jessica P. and me. All levels mat-style.

    Every Thursday at 4pm Pacific/6 Central/7 Eastern. Sign up at https://www.patreon.com/join/abiscuit?




    Tuesday, May 25, 2021

    Schedule Change for 2021 Summer

    Zoom classes

    After over a year of Zooming every weekday, I am changing the Zoom schedule this summer. Starting in June, we will be meeting (just) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday online (still at 11am PST). I have some other activities happening, and I'm trying to start a yoga non-profit project, and class numbers are reducing due to gyms opening back up, so I want to concentrate our time together efficiently.

    The link will be the same. 

    We have a short break due to the Memorial Day holiday (Monday May 31), and we will start our new schedule Wednesday June 2. If you aren't already attending, email me at byomyoga@gmail.com to register and get the link.

    YMCA

    I'm also teaching in person at the Copley YMCA at 9AM on Tuesdays and their classes are transitioning to be indoors next week. They also have two chair yoga classes on their schedule so check out your local Y classes too!

    The Garden

    I have an outdoor class at the Cuyamaca College Water Conservation Garden on Thursdays. Until the end of June it meets at 1PM. Starting in July it will change to 10AM (to avoid the heat). Classes are free with membership (that includes 5 other weekly classes plus a host of other bonuses and reciprocal membership at gardens all over the state and country).

    Hope to see you around town (or the internet)!