300 YA Credit
All Students Welcome
“If you have a mind and a body, you can do Yoga.” -Jivana Heyman (director of Accessible Yoga)
Come explore how to make the teachings and practices of Yoga available to all students, no matter what their level of ability might be or whatever background they come from. Through experiential practice and group discussion, we will creatively look at how to integrate different levels of ability into our classes.
The goal of Accessible Yoga is to serve the needs of all our students equally.
Rev. Manjula Spears, CYT, E-RYT 500 is the founder of the Therapeutic Yoga programs at Athens Regional Medical Center and has worked with breast cancer therapy with the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support in Athens, & The Smith Center for the Healing Arts in Washington, DC for over 18 years. An inspired trainer of yoga teachers. She is founder and director of the “Accessible Yoga Studio” at Athens Physical Therapy 195 Miles St. Athens.
She created the very first Yoga Studio here in Athens in 1992 and now specializes in modifying yoga to suit students of all ages, those with chronic illnesses, injuries, disabilities, and other underserved populations. She leads an established sangha “Yurt Yoga at Satchidananda Mission” on her 20acre farm in north Athens where she holds hatha yoga classes, Satsang, meditation, kirtan and teacher trainings based on the teachings of her teacher Sri Swami Satchidananda. Rev. Manjula is an ordained Integral Yoga Interfaith Minister.