Adaptive yoga strengthens the connection between the mind and the body. Benefits would include increased flexibility, greater sense of balance, increased strength, mental clarity, and overall well-being.

This adaptive class focuses on individuals living with mobility disabilities, such as partial or total paralysis, amputation, severe spinal cord injury, severe arthritis, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, head injury, spina bifida and cerebral palsy.

In addition to her 12 years of yoga studies, Alisha has received an Adaptive Yoga teacher training certification from Matthew Sanford. She expects to continue to learn and share his teachings with students in the disabled community.

Individual instruction is also a great way to learn the practice of yoga. This session can include family members and/or caregivers. Individual sessions are beneficial as a complement to group class or if participation in group classes is not possible. These sessions allow the teacher to customize instructions and poses to specific conditions and are helpful for developing a home practice.

Free Monthly Community Class 

Challenged Athletes Foundation                            

9591 Waples Street                                                              
San Diego, CA 92121                                                             

Home practice available upon request

Cancellation (must be notified 24 hours prior to scheduled appt. to avoid $50 cancellation fee)

Grant and scholarship opportunities for services through The Chanda Plan Foundation

I’ve been paralyzed from the waist down for over 30 years but have been enjoying the benefits of yoga for only two years. So, imagine my joy when I recently discovered Alisha Welch and her superb knowledge and skill in adaptive yoga!! Alisha is wonderful at transferring her knowledge of anatomy, physiology and yoga to people with mobility and other impairments. I feel truly blessed to be her student and wish only that everyone in my situation could have the opportunity to benefit from her warm spirit and masterful skills as a yoga teacher.
— Robert Roark M.D.