Bob Gregory, who has cerebral palsy, practices urdhva hastasana or "upward tree" pose with an assist from Paris Kaye during an adaptive yoga class at Courage Center in Golden Valley, MN, July 28, 2014. Her touch encourages him to slightly externally rotate and extend up through arms while keeping shoulders grounded. Bob joyfully receives and follows the assist while extending through his arms, fingertips and the top of his head.
The weekly class taught by Mary Pat FitzPatrick is made up of many long term students, primarily with physical and mental disabilities. Bob has been a Mind Body Solutions student for about 2 years.
Mind Body Solutions is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) with "a mission to transform trauma, loss and disability into hope and potential by awakening the connection between mind and body." They are best known for adapting yoga for persons living with disabilities.