About Accessible Yoga
Accessible Yoga is for everyone, including people who have physical and mental limitations or challenges. It is rooted in the understanding that we can bring healing to all aspects of ourselves. This includes anyone who is: living with a chronic condition, healing from an illness or injury, suffering from stress-related ailments, dealing with depression or anxiety, or wishing to deepen their understanding and practice of yoga.
Benefits of accessible yoga
- Improves physical fitness and functional mobility
- Supports joint health
- Builds strength and balance
- Increases range of motion
- Helps realign bodily posture
- Decreases chronic pain symptoms, anxiety and depression
- Reinforces the ability to maintain a basic resting state while carrying on daily activities
- Gives support in a nurturing environment
If you have a mind and a body, you can do yoga!
“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” - Hippocrates
What is accessible yoga?
Accessible Yoga was founded on the principle that yoga should be accessible to everyone, regardless of physical ability. Yoga practices are modified to work for all individuals, making yoga practice possible for everyone. Accessible Yoga is for anyone who thinks they cannot do yoga.
This is your opportunity to start healing!
Teacher, manjula spears
Manjula Spears is the founder and director of the Accessible Yoga Studio at Athens Physical Therapy. Manjula is a certified yoga therapist (CYT & E-RYT 500) with 28 years of teaching experience. She has created tailored yoga therapy programs for various institutions in Athens and throughout the US; including the Athens Regional Mind/Body Institute, The Loran Smith Center at Piedmont Athens Regional and the Smith Center in Washington DC. Manjula specializes in modifying yoga to suite students with chronic syndromes, injuries, disabilities and seniors.