FREE Community Yoga Class for The Mass ME/CFS & FM Association
Attainable Yoga: Full class is lying down & can be done from bed.
Like many of you, I have been managing ME for many years. Over this time, I attempted various activities only to find that they were simply not attainable. Sadly, I discovered this was common in our community, so I developed Nourish Therapeutic Yoga for us!
Due to the pandemic, I was able to train from home to become a certified yoga instructor specializing in therapeutic yoga. Based on my own experience, I adapted poses and movements to be low strain, slow paced, and suitable for us. As a result, all of my classes can be done in a seated position, lying down, or even from bed! You are encouraged to go at your own pace and rest often.
Participants have experienced decreased chronic pain, improved range of motion, better balance and an increased sense of calm and well-being.
What to expect in this 30 minute class:
5-10 min. Breathing Exercises & Grounding
10-15 min. Gentle Yoga with Breath
10 min. Guided Relaxation Meditation
There is an option to stay at the end of class for an additional free 30 min. Community Chat. This gives the opportunity for you to ask questions and engage in a positive, supportive community with others who “get it.”
Some may think that "doing yoga" is all about poses, flexible bodies or something they could only do when they were healthy. One of the things I love most about Therapeutic Yoga is that it is not not goal oriented.
Nourish Yoga is about finding attainable ways to move with your body and calm your mind and not go into post-exertional malaise (PEM). You are the one in control and there are a multitude of benefits in participating from bed and visualizing movements as you guide your breath.
Come as you are & discover the benefits of this mind-body class!
"First time since having ME I felt relaxed, at ease and rested in my body, very different experience. It definitely shows you have adapted the class for ME patients!"
"Thank you Shannon for offering this to the ME/CFS Community. This has been a catalyst for me becoming more active. I love your calming voice and the slow pace. I have enjoyed the classes very much!
"I feel like this is more than yoga, it’s a chance to build a tribe of CFS/ME people. We’re isolated alone as individuals but, as a group, there’s strength and connection."