Practicing yoga has given me more peace and gratitude toward my body. I am still a warrior… my body needs warriors just like the world needs warriors. But the world needs peacemakers, too . . .and that’s something I’m learning to be a little at a time.
As a teacher, I strive to give my students the space to make each practice their own. I’m guiding an experience that is just as much about relaxation and breathing as it is about moving. My goal is to guide a practice that allows you to be just where you are, enjoy the physical sensation of moving, and gain awareness of the entire body in the process.
The benefits of a yoga practice for kids are vast, especially for CF kids. Yoga is one of the most highly recommended forms of exercise for people with CF of all ages, due to its focus on the breath and the body awareness it develops.
I am the mother of two young children who were diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at birth. I knew next to nothing about CF before my first child’s diagnosis. As it were, my discovery of yoga unfolded right alongside my journey as a mother to these two amazing kids I have the honor of calling my own!
CF Yogi’s virtual yoga studio lets students and teachers can communicate with each other in real time. Let’s walk through the technology setup, and the experience of taking a yoga class in a virtual space.
We’re kicking off CF Yogi with a Yoga Jam on New Year’s Day! We’ll put on some tunes, do some yoga, make some new friends, and talk about what we want to see and be in 2019.
We asked members of our CF community about common challenges in their bodies and in their yoga practice, so that our classes could better meet their needs.