What is adaptive yoga?
Adaptive yoga breaks down classical Hatha yoga poses until the core essence, or soul of the pose is revealed. As an adaptive yoga teacher, I will guide you to find your expression of the pose. This means you experience the pose from the inside out, rather than focus on what your shape looks like.
For example, tree pose/vrksasana is traditionally taught in standing, rooting down on one leg whilst finding a sense of alignment and balance in the body/mind. Actually, we can also experience the same sensation in seated tree pose.
A typical class begins with participants seated and finding connection with support; this is known as grounding. Yoga props such as blocks, straps and bolsters are used to make the practice more accessible.
Additionally, I may use gentle touch to give reference to students whilst in a posture. This differs from the more common adjustments in yoga classes. The reference I give using gentle touch is to give feedback to guide you into knowing where to direct your energy in the pose.