Yoga for all souls.
Deaf Soul Yoga is an online yoga studio designed for real Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing people—whether you are a busy parent in need of a quick morning boost or a hardworking employee ready to relax before sleep.
All classes are conducted in American Sign Language (ASL), however all signing and non-signing souls are welcome to join!
Work up a sweat in our Open Vinyasa class or brush up on the basics in our Alignment & Foundation class.
Whatever your level of experience, life stage, and aspirations (maybe a handstand?), there is at least a class or two which is just what you need.
1. Hatha Yoga
4. Core Yoga
5. Yin Yoga
6. Hot Yoga
7. Iyengar Yoga
8. Kripalu Yoga
About the Instructors
Keri Brooks, Founder
Originally from New England, Keri Brooks is a 4th generation Florida transplant. She completed her RYT 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training under Jackie Edgington at Yoga Village in Clearwater. Currently she is studying for her 300-hour certificate online under My Vinyasa Practice. After practicing yoga for 20+ years on and off, it was not until Keri began attending daily classes in 2017 that yoga finally “clicked” for her. Now she is excited to establish an online studio for the sign language community, especially for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and DeafBlind community members. Keri believes that yoga is a lifestyle but also a life-long spiritual journey towards enlightenment and one that should be accessible for all. She enjoys living the Salt Life in Florida with her partner Sam and their four children.
Mara Stephens has been a freelance interpreter since 2011. She has been intimately involved with the Deaf community since 2004. Mara is passionate about wellness, health and nutrition. Amongst all her other careers, she is a 500-hour certified Yogi from Lighthouse Yoga in Brooklyn with Jared McCann. Yoga balances everything in her life. She has a daily practice, interprets yoga classes, and most recently began teaching yoga classes in ASL only. Mara grew up one of nine children and she is a twin. Her two children are the loves of her life.
Jacqueline Hanna earned RYT 200-Hours of Vinyasa from Yoga on High with Tom Griffith. Prior to that she was a runner and it caused her to experience unbearable tightness in her leg. She decided to take yoga class for stability and flexibility. In 2016, a yoga studio offered a work and trade position where she could take free classes. It all clicked and she fell in love with yoga. She took their teacher training to grasp more than just breathing, aligned poses, and small details. Thrilled with the benefits, Jacqueline wants to give back to the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community and help them be aware that yoga is accessible to every type of BODY. She believes that it is a self-awareness journey through changes in life. She lives in Florida with her dog, a Yorkshire Terrier/Pomeranian, Two Buttons.
(all classes are online and conducted in ASL)
Mondays, 5p to 6p EST / 2p to 3p PST: Core Yoga with Keri Brooks
This class doesn’t mess around. It is straight-up core work meant to strengthen (and burn)! A mixture of yoga asanas and Pilates movement will get your core going. Be prepared to be challenged! Maybe you’ll even laugh a bit. All levels, including beginners, are welcome.
Tuesdays, 6:00p to 7:00p EST / 3:00p to 4:00p PST: Mixed Yoga with Jacqueline Hanna
This class is a mixed bag! Some Vinyasa, some Ashtanga, and styles borrowed from other yoga instructors all mixed in one to create a new style of doing asanas! The instructor will offer modifications if needed as well as offer more challenging poses (headstands, anyone?!) for advanced students. All levels, including beginners, are welcome.
Wednesdays, 7p to 8p EST / 4p to 5p PST: Alignment & Foundation Hatha Yoga with Keri Brooks
Whether you are new to yoga or you have some experience, this class will explore the key elements of common poses and transitions. This class will demonstrate proper foundation and alignment to reduce the likelihood of injuries. All levels, including beginners, are welcome.
Thursdays: 7p to 8p EST / 4p to 5p PST: Yin Yoga with Keri Brooks
This class is a practice of slowing down and opening your body through deep stretching. It is slower and more meditative, giving you space to turn inward and tune into both your mind and the physical sensations of your body. With the support of blocks and blankets and doing longer holds, your muscles are allowed to relax deeply. With our busy lives, this class is an excellent antidote to stress, especially at the end of the day. All levels, including beginners, are welcome.
Fridays, 3:30p to 4:30p EST / 12:30p to 1:30p PST: Ashtanga Yoga with Keri Brooks
Ashtanga is an athletic flow combining strength, flexibility and stamina for a complete practice. While the full sequence class is an hour and half long, this class will be following the slightly shorter version. All levels, including beginners, are welcome.
Saturdays, 10a to 11a EST/ 7a to 8a PST: Gentle Yoga with Jacqueline Hanna
Gentle Yoga is geared specifically for those who are interested in a gentle practice. This class incorporates simple flowing sequences to warm up the body, as well as slower paced movements focusing on alignment, strength, balance, and flexibility. All levels, including beginners, are welcome.
Sundays, 8p to 9p EST / 5p to 6p PST: Restorative Yoga with Keri Brooks
Restorative yoga is a gentle, slow, still style of yoga that involves long, passive holds in a series of several restful poses. Props (bolster, blocks, pillows, and blankets) are used to enhance and deepen your experience in order to release all tension in the body and achieve a state of total relaxation. All levels, including beginners, are welcome.
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“Yoga is the Journey of the self, through the self, to the self”
– The Bhagavad Gita