Chair Yoga & Mobility for People Affected by Ataxia
Join Natalie Marnica from SMYoga as she guides you through various movements, mobility exercises, and conscious breathing to maintain mobility and improve mental health. The first free virtual session will be Tuesday, July 6th at 11:30 AM CDT. It is accessible for people in chairs and wheelchairs. No previous experience is necessary to attend.
45 min class
Do you or someone you love have trouble walking or moving steadily? Or with fine motor tasks like eating, writing, or buttoning a shirt? People affected by Ataxia deserve more from their movement practice than what the typical chair yoga classes can provide. That’s why we’re offering this Chair Yoga and Mobility online series for the global Ataxia community. Our philosophy is simple, if you can breathe you can do yoga. We teach a non dogmatic, no- fluff approach to practice.
Natalie Marnica Bio:
Natalie is a Certified Yoga Therapist with over 1000+ hours of training and 10 years of experience teaching. Her journey started after a car accident left her with chronic back and neck pain. After trying many other methods of healing and pain relief without lasting results, she turned to yoga. Practicing yoga helped her rebuild her body and experience a new level of strength and emotional balance that she never had before.
Natalie was also born into a family with Huntington’s Disease (HD), a rare genetic neurological disorder, and has spent many years caregiving for her mom’s growing needs. She’s been a passionate advocate in the HD community for the past several years, teaching people facing neurological decline the benefits of maintaining what they still have and preventing or slowing down whatever they can.
Her experiences give her a unique approach and she’s very passionate about helping others. As a person who has managed to reverse caregiver burnout and heal chronic pain, she truly believes that even in dark times there is still hope for a better future.