BACKBONES hosted three Discover Yoga Workshops one in Tucson, Arizona (February 2018), Miami, Florida (April 2018), and Seattle (June 2018). The events were two day weekend workshops that included yoga basics, meditation & mindfulness, and stories from instructors and students. The setting allowed participants to learn about well-being techniques and find peer connections and camaraderie among other participants. Instructors offered interactive activities and educated everyone on safety in movement or transfers; benefits of yoga; listening, loving and respecting your body; breathing and relaxation; yoga in a chair; yoga on the mat; working with a partner; communication and more.
We worked with some wonderful partners at the University of Arizona Recreation Center, Om Movement, Adaptive Yoga Northwest and others. part of our goal was for yoga instructors in these cities would learn the skills to work with people with disabilities beyond our workshop. If you are interested in yoga please reach out to us and we can provide resources of instructors in these three cities.
Check out Mind Body Solutions and Accessible Yoga for more resources!
Thank you to the Reeve Foundation for a partial grant to make these workshops possible!