HOw I started my yoga journy, and arrived at Whole Life WHole YOga,,,,,
I started consistent yoga practice in 2001. I graduated from Temple of Kriya Yoga Chicago teacher training program, and became a certified yoga instructor in 2005. One of the first yoga classes I taught was at a cancer support center. The community at the cancer center was warm and welcoming. Some of the participants are going through their treatment, and others are survivors who successfully completed their treatment. Caregivers are also encouraged to join the class to have a moment of calm and relaxation.
Over the years of teaching yoga classes in different venues, I witnessed people from all walks of life have been benefitted by yoga practice. People with limited mobility, people with trauma, people with addiction, people with mental illness, people with disability. The list goes on. I became to know and made friends with so many wonderful yoga teachers who contribute their time and talent to those who receive the benefit from yoga.
In 2015, I started a yoga program for developmentally disabled young adults. My idea is to bring yoga teachers together and to teach the class as their karma yoga (volunteering) to build a yoga service network. Within a very short time, we became a small, yet tight-knit group of yoga teachers for this new yoga program. This experience led me to look around to see what kind of yoga for special population is available. In 2016, I was appointed to be one of the Accessible Yoga Ambassadors by Accessibleyoga.org.
My purpose to create Whole Life Whole Yoga is for yoga practitioners and instructors to learn and grow together in the area of accessible and adaptive yoga, and bring yoga to people with disability who otherwise do not have easy access to regular yoga practice. I named it "Whole Life Whole Yoga", because yoga can be an integral part of anyone’s life, and we want to include as many people who benefit from yoga as we can reach.
Sachiko Eubanks, Founder