This VIDEO is of Lisa Serran, on the reduction of pain she has experienced after a year of weekly Modified Yoga classes. Lisa is a 24-year-old woman with cerebral palsy who has been practicing Modified yoga with me for over 2 years! Lisa and I will be speaking at a conference at the University of Windsor on March 8th, 2014. Contact Susan McKee at [email protected] The conference is free. Our talk/demo is 1:30-2:30pm.
This is a testimonial written by Verna Whelan, whose sister Tina is a 44-year-old woman with Down syndrome:
"My younger sister Tina has been doing yoga with Coco for about 3 years. What started as a trial – a gift certificate from friends for Christmas – has turned into twice a week participation! Tina looks forward to attending yoga and uses her yoga knowledge on a daily basis. Her physical strength has increased which in turn has aided in her concentration, her balance and her coordination. Her fitness level benefits her increase in energy, her maintenance of sugar levels for her diabetes and her alertness. She has increased her confidence and she is able to assert herself and have people around her listen! The physical, emotional and mental strength she has gained from yoga increases regularly and adds to her independence and self-confidence."
About YOGA, Tina herself says: "Yoga gives me POWER!"
Jordyn Bruner, a 19-year-old woman with Down syndrome is in her 3rd year of practicing Modified Yoga with Coco. Her mother, Tracey Bruner, has this to say: "Since Jordyn has started taking yoga, her muscles are more toned than ever. She has learned to concentrate on the areas of her body that have caused her discomfort, giving new strength and energy to those areas."
Jordyn herself says: "I love YOGA because it's good for you and your body as well!"
(BELOW) Dan Clemens, a PhD student, on the benefits of practicing Yoga with Coco at the University of Windsor while completing his Masters:
"Dear Fellow Travelers: I cannot possibly recommend Coco's yoga classes highly enough. It is doubtful that I would have survived the hardships of my Master's degree (now onto my PhD) without these classes to keep me calm and focused, to cope with stress and to feel inspired. Coco is an absolute gem of Windsor, and I would never have gone unless my friend urged me to come, so spread the word about taking advantage of this life-changing opportunity to learn from such an amazing teacher and person! Namaste. "