Our Yoga Practices & Services
UDY™, Universal Design for Yoga, is our approach that makes yoga available to everyone, period. The concept looks at physical studio space, emotional environment, instructor attitudes and teaching techniques. UDyoga promotes the idea that "if you have a mind and you have a body, you CAN do yoga."
Natasha Baebler, the founder of UDyoga, is an individual with multiple disabilities, Rehabilitation Counselor, and Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. Through her practice, Natasha recognized barriers to full access. First physical, and later instructional. Teacher training programs discuss welcoming all students into class. Yet, few teachers are equips with the skills necessary to provide a full yogic experience to all students.
UDyoga advocates for all students of yoga regardless of what they bring to the mat. A student who uses a wheelchair should be able to have a full personal yoga experience in the same studio, the same class, and with the same teacher as a student who can sustain a complicated balancing pose.
UDyoga is about opening yoga to anyone who wants to experience its benefits. This means braking down physical barriers and ensuring Yoga is offered in physically accessible spaces, opening minds and providing tools for yoga teachers to work with any student who enters their class, and helping students recognize that they want to experience yoga, there is a teacher willing to teach them.
studio yoga classes
Looking for a more traditional yoga studio experience with an instructor who teaches to individual needs? Natasha teaches studio-based yoga classes at:
Sweet Peace Yoga, 142 W. Monroe Ave. Kirkwood MO 63122
Visit the Teaching Schedule page for days, times, and class descriptions.
Studio Accessibility: Sweet Peace Yoga’s studio is on the second floor requiring students to climb one turning flight of stairs. UDyoga has 2 practice spaces one of which requires a short straight flight of stairs. All studios have space to accommodate a service dog.
private, corporate & organizational yoga
CORPORATE & ORGANIZATIONAL
Make yoga YOUR business!
Does your company or organization have five or more people interested in practicing yoga? Does your office have a conference room, hallway or other space where five or more people can move freely without being disturbed? Then let UDYoga bring yoga to you!
We can hold a corporate class for as few as five people on site at a time that is convenient for your group. Classes can be held as early as 6:00am, as late as 8:00pm and anywhere in-between. The ideal class is 60-minutes (1 hour), and classes can also be 30, 45, 75 or even 90 minutes! A commitment to one class a week will provide optimal routine to build muscle and brain memory. Corporate pricing is available for monthly classes as well (specific conditions apply).
Are you looking for something unique for your next corporate retreat, social event, or team building event? Why not try a corporate yoga workshop?
Benefits: Bringing yoga to your business can be fun, healthy and relaxing, yes, but it can also help your employees become less stressed, more productive, and function as a stronger team.
Pricing: Corporate yoga prices are based on the number of students in the group and location the class is to be held. The cost may be as low as $5 a student!!
SMALL GROUP CLASSES
We now offer small group open classes in the UDY studio! Classes can have up to five students and are scheduled at mutually agreeable times. Group classes may have students of varying ability levels and accommodations will be made for any student as needed. You must pre-register/schedule group classes and pay in advance.
Single open class: $20
“Commit to You” Pricing for class cards:
5 open classes: $80 (expires 2 months after purchase)
10 open classes: $140 (expires 4 months after purchase)
20 open classes: $240 (expires six months after purchase)
Private/Semi-Private classes can be held in your space or in our private studio.
1 Private 60-minute session – $50
3 Private 60-minute sessions – $135
6 Private 60-minute sessions – $270
1 Semi-Private 60-minute session (2-3 people) – $30/person
3 Semi-Private 60-minute sessions (2-3 people) – $75/person
6 Semi-Private 60-minute sessions (2-3 people) – $120/person
*Financial assistance is available for students who qualify.
Kidding around yoga™
Kidding Around Yoga™ for ages 5-12 and Pre-Kidding Around Yoga™ for ages 0-4. Kidding Around Yoga™ is a style of Yoga that was created by Haris Lender, ERYT 500. KAY encompasses the 5 branches of yoga in a clear engaging method. A typical KAY class gets the children, singing, dancing, skipping, marching, jogging, laughing, hopping, limbo-ing, and storytelling ALL while practicing Yoga to the original KAY music. It is SO much fun your kids will LOVE it! More information about Kidding Around Yoga can be found at www.kiddingaroundYoga.com.
See the Teaching Schedule Page for UDY's mixed abilities classes in the KAY style.
One of the best ways to deal with life’s little, and big, stresses is to be mindful about your thoughts and actions. Let a Yogapath coach help you learn to use mindfulness to transform how you think, work, and move through life.
More details to come! In the meantime, contact us and we’d be happy to answer any questions and see if Mindfulness training is right for you.
universal design consultations
U can Do Yoga™ is Yoga is for Every Body. We use our approach, UDYoga™, by leveraging the principles of universal design. As an expert in teaching, learning, curriculum, instructional techniques, ADA accommodations, and with an advanced graduate education in counseling, we are perfectly suited to assisting with implementing universal design practices in your studio, classes, corporation, organization, and educational courses.
If you have a disability or other physical limitations that may prevent you from participating in a traditional yoga class, we can work with you! The U can Do Yoga™ program makes extensive use of props, assists and modifications to increase the mind-body connection, relieve tension from tight muscles and tap into your proprioception (awareness of where your body is in space).
When your body is able to relax, so will you. U can Do Yoga™ is much more than stretching or an exercise program. We teach physical postures (asanas), yes, but we also teach meditation, self-awareness, self-acceptance, and mindfulness.
We truly want yoga to be accessible to everyone. U can Do Yoga™ classes are available as private and semi-private classes on a sliding scale which means you pay what you can afford to pay. YogAbility is taught in groups of no more than four experienced students or two beginner students. Semi-private classes can be a mix of students with and without disabilities but must have a majority students with disabilities.
We have worked with students with Cerebral Palsy, Blindness, ADHD/ADD, Diabetic Neuropathy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Deafness, Specific Learning Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorders. If you think you may qualify for our U can Do Yoga™ program, please contact us to talk about your specific needs.
yoga in theraputic settings
We work with organizations that have specific needs for using yoga in therapeutic settings. We partner with counseling practices and non-profit organizations to join proven techniques with yoga to address mental health challenges, such as PTSD, childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, brain trauma, and more.
Please check with us about partnering with your organization by contacting us.