**While we will continue to offer these free beach yoga classes periodically we have partnered with the Lowcountry Autism Foundation to offer free yoga classes to an even wider group around the entire Charleston area through the upcoming Autism + OM program. Stay tuned for more details!**
In December of 2015, our youngest child suffered a very sudden and significant regression that silenced his speech, caused him to withdraw, and to stop making eye contact. He would eventually be diagnosed with autism, and our lives would forever change. Although yoga had already held a significant spot in our lives, it would become a source of healing for our grief and a renewal of purpose as we began our journey as “special needs parents”. After the diagnosis, both Jenny and Matt decided to become yoga teachers so that we could one day help other parents of children with an autism diagnosis.
Folly Beach has continued to hold our hearts and draw us back with it’s very public support of autism families and the Surfer’s Healing tour, and it this public support that made us choose Folly when selecting the ideal location to offer the free yoga class for autism parents and caregivers. It is our sincere hope to offer a class that will replenish and restore the soul, mind, and body. As special needs caregivers this is beyond important–it is essential. We hope that parents will find a safe community and space to practice in this weekly class.
The class is open level, located on a beautiful wide stretch of Folly Beach within sight distance of the pier. Paid city parking is available as are some limited free street side parking spots. Please stay tuned to our Facebook page, or check our class schedule page for updates as they are made to the times and location.
We so look forward to practicing with you.