Sun Sentinel: Oakland Park Yoga Class Transcends Differences

Sun Sentinel

Yoga offers benefits that go beyond health and fitness. A new class in Oakland Park aims to bring a social element to those with learning differences.

Peggy Costantini launched Halfmoon Yoga with the goal of creating a get-together for young adults with autism spectrum disorder and other challenges. The free, monthly session teaches yoga at a gentle pace for participants older than 18.

“I bring it down several notches from a regular yoga class,” Costantini said. “People in the spectrum with physical and mental disabilities are a little stiffer than some people and a little slower in processing speed. Sometimes they can’t verbalize exactly how they’re feeling.”

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