April 19, 2024

Adaptive Yoga with Laura at Riverside Wellness, Milford NJ

Are you wondering what Adaptive Yoga is, and if it’s for you? Below find a helpful explanation from Laura Knott, who teaches yoga in and around Milford, NJ in Hunterdon County.

Intro to Adaptive Yoga with Laura

The featured picture shows me doing variations of an extended side angle pose.¬† I’m using a chair, kneeling with a block under my supportive hand, and also lying face down in what might be called a half frog pose.

In each pose though, my bent leg is opened out to the side and I’m stretching the inner thigh muscles while strengthening muscles in the glutes and hip.

Although the poses look a little different and are using different props, the stretch and contraction experienced by the body is the same. Welcome to an adaptive yoga practice!

Adaptive Yoga is for Every Body

Unfortunately, it seems that yoga in the western world commonly presents as a physically difficult fitness activity exclusively practiced by very limber people wearing expensive work out clothing.

It can be daunting to see these images and may lead people to feel like there is no way they could ever start a yoga practice.

That is why I’m so passionate about making ALL parts of yoga (physical poses, breath practice, meditation, self inquiry studies, chanting, and more!) available to students regardless of mobility, age, identity, or any other factor.

There is no ideal characteristic that makes up a “yoga body”. If you are walking around in a body, you can do yoga in it!

Adaptive Yoga in Milford  NJ

At Riverside Wellness Center on Saturdays at 8:30 am, I will teach Adaptive Yoga.

This class will be a combination of chair and mat yoga as it suits the individual student.

That means that some students will do a pose in a chair while others are doing the same pose seated on the mat, or on their hands and knees on the mat, or using the wall.

We will also use our full supply of bolsters, blocks, blankets, and straps to make poses both more accessible and more challenging!

Register for Adaptive Yoga with Laura on Saturday, March 9 at 8:30am

Register online to set up your account with Riverside to pay with credit card, and get your choice of discounted class packages, or pay the drop in rate of $18.

Hope to see you there!

Use the Booking Scheduler on Riverside Wellness and Enchantments website now:

Book Adaptive Yoga with Laura for Saturday March 9 at 8:30am for 1 hour.

You can also DM Laura on Facebook from her independent yoga instructor page, Grounded Earth Yoga.

For general info about upcoming wellness programs, classes and events in Milford, NJ check out:

Riverside Wellness Center
23 Bridge Street, Milford, NJ