As our vision states, we truly believe yoga is for everyBODY.
The adaptive program at The River aims to foster community while building strength, flexibility and increased mobility. Our adaptive classes move at a slower pace with deliberate transitions to safely expand your relationship with your unique body and experiences.
Our adaptive teachers have completed trainings specifically to serve yogis with varying needs and challenges. Modifications are explained and encouraged. Much of these adaptive yoga classes are taught in a chair. Each pose can my modified to meet students needs in and out of a chair.
These classes are created for people who experience:
- Paralysis, full of partial
- Head Injury
- Spinal Chord Injury
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Cerebral Palsy
- Spine Injury
- Recovering from surgery or a stroke
Please note, we always recommend checking with your healthcare professional to ensure adaptive yoga is a safe practice for your body. If you experience any injury of different ability not listed above and are unsure if an adaptive yoga class would be beneficial please talk with your heath care professional before attending class. You are also welcome to contact the studio at 720-381-6070 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Adaptive Yoga FAQs
Do I need to have prior experience with yoga?
Nope! Our adaptive yoga classes are open to all levels of experience. If you are very new to yoga, please be sure to share this with your instructor so that s/he can provide additional assistance as needed and answer questions.
Can caregivers attend?
Of course! We welcome and encourage caregivers to attend an assist in our classes. There is no additional cost for caregivers.
What is the cost?
Adaptive classes are offered at the discounted rate of $10. Class packages and membership (with tons of benefits) are also available for the avid yogi. Learn more…
Does the studio have an accessible entrance?
Yes! Our parking lot is located on the north side of our building. This is where you will find both a handicap parking space and accessible entrance for our yogis on wheels. Look for the “You Are Beautiful” mural.
What does LoveYourBrain Friendly mean?
LoveYourBrain Friendly classes at The River are gentle yoga classes that accommodate the needs of traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. All Adaptive and Deep Stretch & Meditation classes at The River are labeled as LYB Friendly and noted as such on our schedule. Please see below for more information on our partnership with LoveYourBrain.
LoveYourBrain is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of life of people affected by traumatic brain injury—from concussion to severe injury—through programs that build community. The LoveYourBrain Yoga Program supports people who have experienced a TBI and their caregivers to participate in community-based gentle yoga and meditation classes tailored to their needs. We believe that everyone should have an opportunity to improve and restore their physical and emotional wellbeing through these practices. LoveYourBrain is the message that embodies our positive approach to brain injury prevention and recovery. Everything LYB does is about connecting, educating and empowering people to promote a brain healthy lifestyle. Learn more…
The River has chosen to form a long-term and ongoing partnership with LoveYourBrain because we believe in the mission and vision of this incredible organization and have the space, teachers and supportive community needed to host LYB friendly class and trainings. Our partnership allows us to expand our adaptive yoga offerings while also focusing our seva (service) efforts for maximum impact.
LoveYourBrain Friendly Classes
LoveYourBrain friendly classes at The River are gentle yoga classes that accommodate the needs of traumatic brain injury survivors and their caregivers. All Adaptive and Deep Stretch & Meditation classes at The River are LYB Friendly and noted as such on our schedule.
Meet our Adaptive Staff
Kim Roecker Soults
200 RYT, Accessible Certified
Studio Manager, 500 Hour RYT, 200 Hour E-RYT, Accessible Yoga Certified
Katy’s Teaching Style: genuine, awake, intense, humor and solidarity
Katy found yoga 10 years ago at her father’s insistence. It was not love at first pose. She says something deeper kept her returning to the sometimes painful reflection of her mat. Life just kept leading her back to yoga and the teaching of. Katy has been a steward of yoga for 8 years. She loves sharing this ancient wisdom and medicine with whomever will listen.
River Graduate - 200 RYT
RYT 200, Yoga for The Special Child Licensed, taught in India, Thailand, Spain, and US
Molly’s Teaching Style: hands-on, loving, adaptable, motivating, and focused
The idea of teaching yoga was something I never thought about, I practiced regularly but wasn’t confident enough to teach. But everything changed when a 50 year old Catholic Nun in India asked me to teach yoga to a group of 60 differently-abled kids and adults, the only answer was yes. That was the beginning of my love affair with the transformational process that yoga provides and ever since I have been teaching and loving every minute of it!
River Graduate - 200 RYT, Young Warriors Kid Yoga Certified, Accessible Yoga Certified
Samy’s Teaching Style: Magnetic, Fun, Accessible, Encouraging, and ‘Magical’!
Samy is a people-loving, soul-stirring energy-magnet. Her teaching is inspired by connection with Self and others, high-vibrational music, playful practice and a sprinkle of “yoga magic”. She’s uniquely impassioned to teach yoga to people from all walks of life; aspiring to create an ever-growing community of inclusion, wellness and bliss.