When I first started teaching yoga I really wanted to help people physically, mentally and spiritually. This has forever remained my daily intention. I feel so privileged to have been teaching yoga for 10 years to people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). They are like family to me. The students are so dedicated; most have been coming for years. I have witnessed the ways in which yoga impacts the MS clients. They often arrive at class with fatigue, pain and some depression. At the conclusion of our Yoga class they express how much better they feel and leave with a smile.
After a couple years of discussion and utilizing our combined knowledge, Chuck Burmeister, a fellow yoga teacher, and I have launched a new business and DVD.We paired up to create the “Real Yoga for MS” DVD with the purpose of providing my current MS students a tool for home practice as well as helping others with MS who have limited or no access to a yoga class. Chuck has reaped many benefits from a daily yoga practice for his MS. “Real Yoga for MS” is also suitable for those recovering from illness, injury or those looking for a gentler practice. The practices on the DVD consist of some of the poses (asanas) that have benefited my students the most. We’ve included a floor practice, some of which may be done in bed, a chair session, a care-giver section, as well as a more active practice. There are many added bonuses, resulting in an informative Yoga DVD. I see the “Real Yoga for MS” DVD far reaching as an extension of my intent of helping people.