Adaptive Yoga for Kids with Visual Impairments in Ferguson

It’s time to give a shout-out to a group of women making yoga accessible to a special group of kids in the Ferguson area.  Julie Johnson and Bonnie Lenz, teachers of the Visually Impaired with Special School District teamed up with Natasha Baebler, a legally-blind yoga instructor with a passion for adaptable yoga, to create the “Fit Abilities Program,” a once-a-week after-school program to teach yoga and mindfulness to kids with visual impairments.

Natasha and Julie took some time to talk about their program with me, and it is incredibly inspiring.

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Beginner Yoga

Explore your inner self. Stretch your body and mind. Relax and renew. These are just a few of the benefits of yoga. What a better time to start on your yoga journey than the holidays? Take an hour for yourself Monday evening and join Natasha at Sweet Peace Yoga for Yoga Basics a class suited for the complete Yoga novice! In this Vinyasa or flow style class, we will delve deeply into the 12 basic poses of yoga, helping you form a strong foundation and preparing you mentally and physically to attend an all levels class.

Myth: You have to be flexible to do yoga.

Fact: Yoga is for every body! You will gain flexibility by practicing yoga regularly, but even the most stiff of people can benefit from yoga. No turning yourself into a pretzel in this beginner class!


TONIGHT Yoga Basics

Always wanted to try yoga? Have people told you you should try yoga? Then, tonight is your night! I'm is teaching Yoga Basics at Sweet Peace Yoga (151 W. Argonne in Kirkwood) tonight at 6:15pm! The studio has mats you can barrow and all props you may need. Last minute drop-ins are welcome or you can reserve your space and pay for class online. $15 for a drop in or you can purchase a multi-class card. See the full package pricing HERE.

See you on the mat!