Class Description: Yoga for Arthritis & Chronic Pain classes use the tools of yoga to improve the health and well-being of people living with arthritis. Developed at a leading research university by an interdisciplinary team of medical and health professionals, each 60-minute class focuses on conscious, gentle movement of the joints using the breath. Poses are taught either seated or standing using chairs for support. Students are encouraged to utilize props such as bolsters, blocks and blankets to tailor the poses to his or her needs.
No previous yoga experience required.
Beverly Davis-Baird, MA, E-RYT200/RYT 500, C-IAYT, owner and founder of Wisdom Tree Yoga, is a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT) and member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and Yoga Alliance.
Bringing over 30 years of yoga experience, Beverly believes that the practice of yoga should bring spaciousness and release from tension, not create it. As such, she strives to make yoga accessible to people of differing abilities, believing the real benefits of yoga come from what is taken with you outside of class and into your life.
An elementary school teacher for 20+ years, Beverly brings her knowledge of individual learning styles to her teaching, providing instruction that is clear, concise and inclusive. Her teaching encompasses a wide variety of yoga styles, with an emphasis on adapting each class to suit individual needs. She teaches both group and private yoga classes in a variety of settings, including churches, schools, gyms, corporations and private homes. She also works with special needs populations, such as disabled teens, seniors, and young children.
Beverly adapts her classes to meet the spiritual as well as physical needs of her students. Her teaching expertise encompasses vinyasa, therapeutic, restorative, gentle, chair and children’s yoga as well as key teachings from Iyengar, Kripalu, Anasara, Kundalini, Integral and other styles of yoga. She is certified in Kidding Around Yoga™ , Yoga for Healthy Aging, Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care and Yoga for Arthritis™.
Her students describe her as caring, compassionate, intuitive and attentive. “She brings a unique approach to yoga based on her personal faith and intuitive understanding of the spiritual and physical benefits of yoga. Her sessions are wonderful on both a spiritual and physical level.”
Location: Online through Zoom
Class Time/Day: Tuesdays at 3:30PM EST
Best Contact Information: https://wisdomtreeyoga.com/yoga-for-arthritis-chronic-pain/
COVID-19 Guidelines: This class is a livestream class through Zoom.