Deaf Yoga

Here at Soleil Lune, we believe that yoga should be accessible to everyone.  It is our desire that all our classes be accessible to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities.  In fall of 2012, DeafYoga Foundation's Lila Lolling certified our instructors in Visual Yoga. Our Deaf or Hard of Hearing students can come to any class at any time as well as attend a class that is specifically visually oriented.  The Deaf Yoga Classes teach its students in ASL with visual cues suited for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Our other classes are taught in English and are not necessarily visually oriented. Our class schedule indicates which teahcers have completed thier Visual Yoga Certification and can accommodate the Deaf or Hard of Hearing student's viusal needs. All of our classes offer hands-on assists and modifications to suit each individual's personal needs.


Deaf Yoga Classes


Deaf Yoga is for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Deaf Yoga is taught by a yoga teacher who is also a professional interpreter, this class offers its students a basic and deeper understanding of body alignment, breath work and yogic philosophy. The goal of this class is to provide its students with a working knowledge of yoga so that the Deaf or Hard of Hearing student can attend any class at the studio at any time. While the majority of our instructors (indicated on our schedule) are able to accommodate the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community within their classes, the Deaf Yoga class is specifically visually oriented with ASL. Other classes at our studio are taught in English and are not necessarily visually oriented. All of our classes offer modifications to suit each individual's personal needs.


What to expect:


  • Meditation & breathing to begin.

  • Poses are taught in a teacher demonstration and student follow manner.

  • Handouts with the poses being taught in class. The pose name will be in Sanskrit and in English on the handout.

  • Hands-on assists in the poses. The teacher, through touch, will show you where your body should be in the poses.

  • Relaxation with head and neck massage (if you prefer).

  • Meditation to end the class.

  • If a teaching sub is needed, this class will be taught by a yoga teacher with limited signing ability and a yoga student with ASL interpreting experience, but is not currently an active interpreter.


What you will learn:


  • Philosophy (why do yoga?)

  • Yogic lifestyle (how to balance your life)

  • Anatomy (the physical body)

  • Relaxation & meditation


Class offered:


  • Sessions: 4-week Sessions

  • Instructor: Jackie Malmstadt (ASL Professional Interpreter & yoga instructor)

  • All levels. No yoga experience necessary.





  • 4-week session $32

  • Drop-in to any deaf yoga class $10


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Session Fine Print:

  • Pro-rates and make-up class sessions are not avialable. There are no make-up classes unless the studio cancels class. If weather is severe there will be notifications on facebook, twitter, our website, and our voice mail.
  • Registration is non-transferable and may not be shared with spouse/child.
  • Registration is only valid for the designated specialty group classes within the session you are registering for! Specialty Group packages are not valid for on-going & community classes, workshops, special practices, special events, and/or retreats.









“Yoga for me has been life changing. I am an asthmatic, sometimes stressed out working mother striving to maintain some sort of daily balance in my wonderful life. Trish has given me tools to maintain some balance at work and home. She is a gifted, passionate, healing and caring person in and out of class. Class is always a unique challenge for all ages and levels. I never hesitate to send my clients here. Watch out! Their energy and passion are infectious! ”



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CONTACT Soleil Lune Yoga Center

Phone:  262.206.1285

29B South Main Street,

Oconomowoc, WI 53066