We use the Support of chairs, blocks, straps, and the wall to gradually build strength and balance. Modification in yoga helps us to uphold the guiding principles of yoga, thus staying true to our own individual practice. With extra support and modification, we maintain the Integrity of postures and practice. We are a school where Learning is made accessible to Everyone. We all can learn more about the possibilities of yoga practice and its benefits.
Using a chair, blocks, straps, and the wall provides a little more support and stability to gently and safely build strength, flexibility, balance, and confidence in poses that otherwise may be too difficult for some students to do. Lessons are specifically tailored to modify poses, making yoga practice more accessible. This class is highly recommended for those with mobility and balance concerns, who cannot transition to the floor easily, and who want to gradually and gently build strength and flexibility.
Benefits of SMILE Yoga
-Access to postures and movement based on the same yoga principles of grounding, engagement, lengthening, and breath
-Gradually build strength, flexibility, and balance with the support of props and specific guidance
-Begin to feel confident in postures and alignment
-Become more aware of the body, its strengths and weaknesses, and its position in space
-Learn how practice brings peace and relaxation to the mind and body