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Yoga Reach

Mayfield Village Civic Center
6622 Wilson Mills Rd.
Mayfield Village ,  OH  44143

Phone: (216) 397-4698

In 2004, YogaReach began as a program that 5 students identified with a disability, enrolled in. One of the purposes of YogaReach was to find ways to assist the diverse learners along their individual paths of discovery. The director of YogaReach taught her instructors to learn to remember that categories and labels of disabling conditions did not indicate the ability of an individual person. Instead, it was important to view each person holistically, determining their strengths and modifying if necessary, areas of weakness. This information developed YogaReach, into an educational yoga therapy program that taught the students how to improve concentration, focus, behaviors, and learn to socialize with peers. As the program has grown, we now have a large range of students from teens to young adults. A ” child with a disability”, may be identified with Autism, Cognitive Disability, Deaf-Blindness, Deafness, Emotional Disturbance,Hearing Impairment, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedic Impairment, Other Health Impairment, Specific Learning Disability, Speech or Language Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury,and Visual Impairment including Blindness, have joined the YogaReach Adaptive Recreation Program.

What we do there:
Participants in this service activity will participate in yoga sessions with Mayfield Village Adaptive Recreation individuals with disabilities, assisting YogaReach staff and, above all, "being" with the participants.

Spring / 2016
February 6, 2016 to April 24, 2016

4:15 PM to 6:15 PM (including travel time)

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Registration Is Currently Closed
Details and Registration
Yoga Reach

SERVICE TYPE: Health & Wellness, Individuals with Disabilities
PARTNER: Yoga Reach, Mayfield Village Adaptive Recreation

NOTE: This service activity is not approved for any service-learning classes for spring 2016.

DESCRIPTION: Participants in this service activity will participate in yoga sessions with Mayfield Village Adaptive Recreation individuals with disabilities, assisting Yoga Reach staff and, above all, "being" with the participants.

This activity involves participation with individuals with physical, sensory, or developmental disabilities; service participants should be patient and understanding. But the main thing is to provide interaction with the participants and have fun! Service participants who are uncomfortable working with this population are encouraged to select a different activity.

All students who register for this service activity will be required to:
  1. Attend a Pre-Service Workshop the week of February 1st (for those new to service) or attend one of several speakers throughout the semester (for those returning to service).

Further details about these requirements will be provided upon acceptance/registration. Failure to complete these requirements will result in removal from the activity. 

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