Category Archives: Chair Yoga

Posts are about Chair Yoga at Lifespan Yoga School and the many challenges and breakthroughs people doing yoga at our studio have.

Beth’s Chair Yoga Class

Beth is teaching the Chair Yoga CPF Class at the Hill Breast Center located at 1235 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL. This is next to JOI and you can park in their lot if the Breast Center lot is full. This class is open to survivors and patients and is offered every Monday at 11:30am.

Beth is certified by the  Christina Phipps Foundation and serves as Executive Director of the Tallahassee based foundation. The mission of the foundation is to certify yoga teachers to teach cancer patients. At this time Beth is working with our 80+ certified teachers and medical organizations interested in providing these special yoga classes.

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Huntington’s Disease and Yoga

June 21st and 22nd, 2013 I traveled to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America’s 28th Annual Convention to introduce Chair Yoga to individuals from all over the country living with Huntington’s Disease. We had lively yoga sessions including Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga and Wheelchair Yoga. On day 2 I even pulled out some props. These yoga classes included adaptation for a range of mobility concerns, so I can not even begin to describe my awe at what these students new to yoga accomplished. I am grateful for the invitation by the convention organizers to bring yoga to those with HD and the assistance provided by the convention staff during classes. Special thanks go to yogi and New York Times bestselling author Lisa Genova for her interest and kind words about the classes. Although it can be helpful to label classes Chair Yoga or Adapted Yoga, for me it is all yoga and I am happy to share it.