class-twistDisability Yoga Class
plank-groupClausen House
Currently these classes are attended by a wide variety of students, some who arrive in wheelchairs, using walkers, canes or crutches as well as those with invisible special needs.  Adults of all ages, genders, and ethnicities (Filipino-American, Indian – both American and Asian – African-American, Japanese-American) currently attend our classes.  Our teachers, assistants and volunteers are equally as varied. Among our current students are, paraplegics, many with esoteric autoimmune diseases, others who have post polio symdrome, cerebral palsy, fibromyalgia, osteogenesis imperfecta, scleroderma, hip or knee replacements, cancer, traumatic brain injury, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, neuropathy and other side effects from diabetes.  The majority of these students are dealing with a great deal of stress in their every day lives. The program includes the following classes: 

Day Time Class Location Fee
Tuesday 1:00 - 2:30 pm Chair Yoga for People with Disabilities  Ed Roberts Campus BORP Pricing***
Wednesday 1:15 - 2:30 pm Yoga for Developmental Disabilities Clausen House Free*
Thursday 2:00 - 3:30 pm Yoga for People with Disabilities You and the Mat, Oakland Sliding Scale**
Saturday 3:00 - 4:30 pm Yoga for People with Special Needs You and the Mat, Oakland Sliding Scale**
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*Clausen House classes are offered to participants of the Wellness Program and participation is at the discretion of the management.

**You and the Mat, Oakland (in the location of the former Piedmont Yoga Studio) classes are public offerings and the sliding scale is as follows: Full class price is $15 for a single class, $50 for a series of 4 classes, no one turned away for lack of funds.

***BORP offers classes at the Ed Roberts Campus for $11 per class. They also offer a 10-class pass for $100. Seniors or older pay $8 per class or $70 for a 10-class pass. Passes can be used for any class and are valid for 90 days. Please contact Fitness Program Coordinator Carrie King directly for more details regarding fees at (510) 849-4663 x 1319 or email carrie@borp.org.

YOGA FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
You and the Mat, Oakland
3966 Piedmont Ave., Oakland
Thursdays from 2:00-3:30 pm NOTE NEW TIME STARTING AUGUST 7, 2014
Studio 1 (wheelchair accessible)
$15 single, $50 series of 4 (sliding scale available)
Teacher: JoAnn Lyons
Assistant: Aileen Kim 

This asana class is for anyone with a physical disability. Students who have some yoga experience as well as those new to the practice are welcome. We will practice meditation, breathing, and yoga asana with the use of props. If you are severely limited in your movements, you may want to bring a friend or attendant to assist you to enhance your experience. 

YOGA FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
You and the Mat, Oakland
3966 Piedmont Ave., Oakland
Saturdays from 3:00-4:30 pm
Studio 1 (wheelchair accessible)
$15 single, $50 series of 4 (sliding scale available)
Teacher: JoAnn Lyons
Assistants: Rushina Patel & Firat Yener

In this class, you will learn to adapt popular yoga asanas for your individual needs, work with the breath for healing and calming, and adjust your yoga practice to where you are in the moment.  There will be gentle movement, floor work and supported standing poses as well as restorative poses. This class is for you...
- If you are recovering from an accident or illness
- If you have carpal tunnel syndrome
- If you have a mild case of MS or CP
- If you live with chronic pain
- If you have arthritis, fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- All of the above, or other chronic conditions 

Map of You and the Mat


YOGA FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Clausen House
650 Grand Ave., Oakland
Wednesdays from 1:15-2:30 pm
Teacher: Lin Maxwell
Assistant: Elle Vayers-Johnson

A class incorporating chair yoga. Clausen House classes are offered to participants of the Wellness Program and participation is at the discretion of the management



CHAIR YOGA FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES & SPECIAL NEEDS
Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline, Berkeley
Tuesdays from 1:00-2:30 pm
Teacher: Valerie Jew

Chair Yoga Class adapts traditional yoga poses frequently practiced on a yoga mat to students using wheelchairs and walkers as well as those with other special needs. The chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of the body. Students participating in Chair Yoga explore asana and work on range of motion and flexibility, strengthening muscles and joints, and reducing stress. These classes include yoga poses for the body, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques.

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