Accessible Yoga

Hersha Yoga advocates for persons with disabilities and special needs in Hong Kong. Hersha Yoga creates tailor-made yoga programs for individuals and organisations to ensure that yoga and meditation become accessible to as many people as possible. 

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yoga for PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES & special needs

Hong Kong's services for people with disabilities and special needs are limited. All people, no matter their ability or background, have a right to feel easeful in their bodies, peaceful in their minds and useful in their lives. Hersha offers the following services:

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Hersha offers private yoga sessions for children and adults with disabilities and special needs, following a safe and gentle therapeutic protocol based on The Sonia Sumar Method. Hersha has experience with:

  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, ADD/ADHD
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Rare genetic diseases
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Hersha has pioneered the movement in making yoga adaptive and inclusive for children with special needs and rare diseases. She has developed a number of in-house and after school programs across a number of SEN schools in Hong Kong:

  • Child Development Centre Hong Kong
  • The Cornwall School
  • Heep Hong Society School
  • Jockey Club Sarah Roe School

Community Partnerships

In making yoga accessible to as many people as possible, Hersha Yoga has affiliations with the following organisations:

YAMA Foundation

A unique non-profit in Hong Kong that makes yoga, arts and meditation accessible to communities that would not have the opportunity to benefit from these ancient teachings and wellbeing services. YAMA provides free community outreach programs to under-served communities.

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Accessible yoga

International ambassador network dedicated to sharing the benefits of yoga to communities that have been excluded or under-served. This strong international network advocates for a diverse yoga culture that is inclusive. Includes teacher training and annual conference.


Yoga & Body image coalition

Grassroots organisation committed to advocating self-acceptance and body love, by promoting yoga that is accessible, body positive, reflects the full range of human diversity, and focuses on personal transformation from the inside out.