July 26, 2023, marks the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It was groundbreaking legislation when it was passed in 1990, and it has had a tremendous impact upon the lives of people with disabilities.
Access UChicago Now and the Center for Digital Accessibility will be celebrating the anniversary of the ADA by offering an adaptive, chair-based yoga session to promote wellness and raise disability awareness at UChicago. Adaptive yoga is suited for all people and all abilities.
Our yoga session will be led by Dipti Desai of IT Services. Dipti has been an IT professional for over 25 years and has been at the University of Chicago for 12 years. In her free time, Dipti enjoys volunteering for humanitarian services, including practicing and teaching yoga. As a certified yoga instructor, Dipti teaches a variety of yoga sessions, including a focus on Yoga for Diabetes to promote a healthy lifestyle for pre-diabetics and diabetics.
This will be a virtual session held on Zoom, and it will not be recorded. You may choose to keep your camera off to provide you with the best environment for freedom of movement and concentration.
Highlights of this adaptive yoga session:
- The yoga instructor will demonstrate and guide us verbally through each pose.
- No yoga mat or special attire is required, although loose attire is recommended to keep your mind and body cool and comfortable.
- The yoga positions are primarily chair-based and include breathing and mindfulness techniques.
- It may help to use an armless chair if possible.
The University of Chicago embraces individuals of all abilities. We hope you will register to join us on Wednesday, July 26 from 12-12:45 p.m. to reflect on inclusivity and to spend time strengthening your body and mind.