The mission that is especially dear to my heart is to make the ancient teachings of yoga accessible to all, regardless of disability, age or health status.
People with disabilities or injuries, as well as those who get introduced to yoga later in life often feel excluded from mainstream yoga classes that are inaccessible or not adapted to many bodies. Accessible, or adaptive, Yoga is, on the other hand, for everyone, breaking the myth that yoga is only for the strong, young and flexible.
In Accessible Yoga, we adapt the yoga postures (Asana) to suit every body. Sometimes we perform a gentler sequence, or practice on a chair or a wheelchair, or lying on the floor or in bed. Yogis with chronic health conditions (such as heart conditions, arthritis, chronic pain) receive suggestions on adapting their practice to avoid the postures that are not advisable and replacing them with appropriate variations.