May 19, 2021
Yoga teachers must be prepared to make their classes accessible to all people, but those with dwarfism have considerations that you may not have thought of. In this episode, Christophe Zajac-Denek Joins us to share considerations that yoga professionals should be aware of when someone with dwarfism joins their class.
Christophe was born with a rare form of dwarfism called Cartilage Hair Hypoplasia and is 4'4" tall. He has his own podcast called I’m Kind of a Big Deal; and he has been featured in TV shows such as Twin Peaks, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Fresh Off The Boat and more.
-How dwarfism affects Christophe physically
-Misconceptions about dwarfism
-Appropriate ways to interact with someone who has dwarfism
-Christophe’s yoga practice
-Common issues for people with dwarfism (contraindications)
-The danger of physical adjustments
-The importance of offering variations
-Pamela answers Christophe’s question to her about poses for back pain
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Music: The State of Things (The Bouncy Song) by Rena Wren is used with permission.