‘It changed my life’: the sign language yoga school for deaf people

Summarized by Holly Gerber, Staff Writer

While yoga is a wonderful form of exercise, many deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals find that classes lack accessibility. 29-year-old Bethaney Mouzer of the UK aims to fix this with her new yoga school, “Sign Yoga.”

Mouzer instructs yoga teachers on how to adapt their classes for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Instead of relying on intercoms and other barriers to the community, she encourages instructors to welcome deaf students openly.

“In an ideal world, I just want deaf people to be able to go to a yoga studio and feel confident, comfortable—and just enjoy what yoga is all about,” says Mouzer. Thanks to her inclusivity, yoga is more accessible than ever.

To learn more about Sign Yoga, read the full story here: https://www.positive.news/lifestyle/wellbeing/the-sign-language-yoga-school-making-the-practice-more-accessible/

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