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“The problem with current yoga teacher training is that it's broken down by hours. Two hundred hours is the equivalent of a month of training—that’s it. Not all yoga training programs are created equal, either. Some have a heavy focus on just the physical postures, while others focus on the philosophy."
“The analysis did not state which type of yoga was performed. The physical postures are only one limb of yoga—there are seven others, including breathing, singing mantra, meditation, and guided relaxation,” she says. “We have got to get out of the mindset that yoga is only physical postures.”
When someone has limited language, look to the actions of the person and attempt to define what they mean. Then take steps to support them.
n this post, we will learn from Cheryl Albright, OTR/L, C-IAYT an occupational therapist who specializes in Yoga Therapy. Cheryl grew up with an older brother with autism and an aunt with down syndrome. She began working with the disability community when she was 14 at Rotary Camp Onsewaya. She is a graduate of East Carolina University and has been an occupational therapist for 20 years. She began using yoga in clinical practice 13 years ago when she discovered Yoga for the Special Child ®. She is her brother’s legal guardian and advocate. Cheryl currently resides in Bradenton Florida and owns a yoga-based private practice, Soul To Soul Yoga.
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“With the Holiday shopping season on the go Poppy and Geoff bring the very special Cheryl Albright, creator of Soul To Soul Yoga project, to help us on alleviating all of the stress of the season. Not only does Cheryl help people alleviate some of that stress but she also brings that to all kinds of people with special needs.”
Cheryl Albright, owner of a yoga facility in Sarasota, Fl., works to help people understand the benefits of yoga in maximizing their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Today we talk with her about how Soul to Soul Yoga is helping people with disabilities to maximize their potential, by making the healing and strenghthening art of yoga accessible to everyone.
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Brains are you that sibling thats’ entire life has been submerged or maybe even suffocated by the needs and demands of a dis-able, troubled or mentally challenged brother or sister? Have you ever talked about it? Do you hurt inside with anger holding on to feelings of neglect and resentment toward your parents that are now suppressed inside your body and emotions? Are you tight and depressed because of never being able to release the bitterness you feel or felt? Come listen to my guest Cheryl Albright open up to release the pressure and some pain with yoga, compassion, God and love. Heady right!?
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Cheryl Albright is an occupational therapist, certified yoga instructor, and autism sibling. She is the owner of Soul to Soul Yoga, a studio offering yoga therapy for adults and children of all abilities.
Cheryl Albright is an occupational therapist and the owner of Soul To Soul Yoga, LLC/All Ages Therapy Services, DBA. She is a graduate of East Carolina University in 2003. Cheryl moved to Manatee County in 2015 and has been very active in the community. She served on the board of directors for Manasota Family Network on Disabilities, former OT South Bay Forum president, active participant in the Developmental Disability subcommittee in Sarasota County, and disability subcommittee for the Department of Health at the state level. She currently resides in Bradenton with her husband. Cheryl is a graduate of the Leadership Manatee class of 2018. She has an older brother on the autism spectrum and continuously advocating not just for her brother but anyone with a disability for inclusion and acceptance in our community.
Some physicians are now prescribing or suggesting yoga for all sorts of medical conditions. That’s appreciated! But now what? Do they have recommendations or will you be left on your own to find one? Most won’t really know how to explain yoga other than to have their patients go for stretching and strengthening. It’s also likely they won’t know where to send them and it’s possible they think all yoga practices are the same. How is the patient supposed to know how to safely treat their body with Yoga if they are not instructed by medical professionals?…..