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What is the Chicken Yogi Way(TM)?
The Chicken Yogi Way(TM) means standing firm in your body, being present, and seizing the day. For more information see this page.
I have a chronic illness/disability. Are your classes still for me?
YES! I believe that yoga can be for every body regardless of size, health status, flexibility, or any other factor. My classes are accessible, gentle, and geared toward those who may be new to yoga or unable to do more strenuous poses.
Are your classes sensory friendly?
I do my best to provide sensory friendly classes. There is no background music. Many classes are recorded outside near the horse pasture. Roosters may be heard crowing in the background. The room where I record has a plain wall for minimal designs. I work with enough lighting for the video, but no glaring overhead fluorescent lamps. And since all classes are virtual, no incense or fragrances are provided. You control when/where you watch the class and if you attend live or use the recordings.
What should I bring?
For yoga classes, please have a yoga mat (I like this one.) or wear slipper or yoga socks (These are my favorite.). The important thing is to make sure your feet don't slip, so bare feedt are also fine. You may also wish to have yoga blocks, a rolled up blanket or a bolster.
For meditation classes, a chair or soft cushion/blanket if you're sitting on the floor are all that's required.
Will this heal my (fill in your condition)?
No, and anyone telling you that yoga will heal your fibromaylgia (the one I get quite often) or other condition is doing you a disservice. I prefer to use remission terminology rather than "cure" because if we are able to use diet, gentle movement, meditation, spiritual practices, and a stress reduction lifestyle to prevent flares and reduce pain, those supports are the "prescription"; they're not the "fix". Chronic illnesses aren't like a scraped knee where once the scrape heals the knee is back to "normal". They live with us and we learn to live with them. What will my work do then? It will help relax you, put you in touch with your body's signals, reduce your stress levels, and in the case of yoga, stretch and releasing tight muscles -- all of which helps many people. It can reduce symptoms of medical conditions and even in some cases create a remission, but it does not cure.
What should I wear?
No special clothing is required. Wear loose, comfortable clothing (for example, soft pants and a t-shirt). Classes are virtual and no cameras (except for the instructor) are used in class, so be comfortable. Wear what you want.
How long are classes?
Classes and sessions last between 30-40 minutes.
What if I have more questions?
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902 W Broadway PMB 363
West Plains, MO 65775
*all classes are virtual*