Breaking Barriers Yoga

Instructors: Narie McIntire & Jo Austin

Adaptive Yoga for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Starting Tuesday 4.18.16. and Wednesday 4.19.16.

Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the FRIENDS facility (Doors open at 4:50)
Please register by close of business Monday for the following Tue/Wed by emailing Narie McIntire at nariemcintire@gmail.com

Cost $10/class

Breaking Barriers Yoga is an adaptive yoga program we have created from the ground up to best serve the needs of our individual participants. We create weekly yoga sequences for our classes and we take turns teaching our own unique yoga sequence in our own style and doing physical assists.

Although there are parts of class that apply to all participants in the yoga asana flow, every participant is considered and has their own individual needs. Therefore, we use a collaborative approach when teaching. We customize certain aspects of class to each participant’s specific needs and each enjoy one on one attention during class. We work on physical alignment with use of physical assists and specially designed yoga props. This creates strength training to build endurance and muscle tone. The yoga poses work on flexibility and range of motion. The consistent flow of sequences work on mental endurance and build muscle memory.

Every yoga class ends with guided or unguided therapeutic mediation where participants have an opportunity to utilize internal coping skills, have a period of uninterrupted rest and relaxation and receive therapeutic mini massages. The opportunity to bond physically and emotionally with the instructors and peers create socialization and foster individual independence. This experience creates an empowering and true person centered environment where both the instructors and the participants break social, emotional, physical and mental barriers cohesively. Together, we hope to bring awareness of adaptive yoga for adults with developmental disabilities and reveal their inner warrior on and off the mat.

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Although FRIENDS is generous enough to allow us to utilize their space, Breaking Barriers is its own separate entity. For all registration, questions, concerns and more information, please contact Narie McIntire directly by phone (listed above) or by email: nariemcintire@gmail.com.

We welcome caregivers and parents to come observe your participant’s first class; in light of fostering independence and removing distractions for other participants, we would like to keep observations to one class. Breaking Barriers does provide mobile private yoga lessons to both caregivers and participants in the privacy of their own home and would love to discuss this option to fit your needs.

Winter Hubs

We know that it is inconvenient when we do not provide transportation so we have come up with a solution!

During the winter when the roads are rough and it is difficult for our vehicles to get through the neighborhoods, we will be picking up at our new Transportation HUBS.

There are 4 different HUB locations. When the decision is made to pick up at transportation HUBS,  you receive a phone call from either Jen, Ashley, or Jodi stating that we are providing transportation for those who can get to one of the HUBS. Families and Caregivers will be notified of a HUB Transportation Day as early as 7 AM. When you receive your phone call, staff will be asking which location your participant will be picked up and dropped off at. If your participant is not attending program that day you can inform whoever calls you and the message will be relayed.

Pick Up and Drop Off

 Know that the Pick up and Drop off windows are 20 minutes; if we arrive late, we will stay 20 minutes from our arrival time. If there are any major delays for any reason staff will contact families at the HUB location so that you are aware of the situation.

 If you miss a Pick Up vehicle at the HUB, you can either continue on to another HUB location or bring your participant in to the facility. If you do not make it to one of our HUBS for afternoon Drop Off time within the 20 minute window, staff will call you to inform you that your participant will be transported back to the facility so you can pick them up there.

 HUB LOCATIONS AND TIMES

 HUB #1:

Vehicle: StarCraft-  #720-409-8967

         Pick up time: 9:00AM-9:20AM

Drop Off Time: 3:40PM-4:00PM

Location: 3602 W 144th Ave. Broomfield, CO 80020

This HUB is in Safeway parking lot; the bus will be located toward the back of the parking lot near the corner of 144th Ave. and Lowell.

 

HUB #2:

Vehicle: StarCraft- #720-409-8967

        Pick Up Time: 9:30AM-9:50AM

Drop Off Time: 3:10PM-3:30PM

Location: 13201 Lowell Blvd. Broomfield, CO

This HUB is at the Paul Derda Rec Center; the bus will be located in the parking lot by the front of the building in one of the handicap spaces.

 

HUB #3:

Vehicle: Diamond Bus- #720-391-8942

        Pick Up Time: 9:00AM-9:20AM

Drop Off Time: 3:10PM-3:30PM

Location: 1150 US-287, Broomfield, CO 80020

This HUB is at the King Soopers on 287 and Miramonte; the bus will be located in the Handicap spaces up front next to the front door.

 

HUB #4:

Vehicle: Diamond Bus- #720-391-8942

        Pick Up Time: 9:30AM-9:50AM

Drop Off Time: 3:40PM-4:00PM

Location: 9983 Wadsworth Parkway  Westminster, CO 80021

This Hub is at the King Soopers in the Standley Shores Shopping Center on the South West Corner of Wadsworth Parkway and 100th/Church Ranch Blvd; the bus will be located in the back of the parking lot.

How do we measure success?

webpicHow do we measure success? According to the dictionary the definition of success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. But FRIENDS of Broomfield believes success is much more than that. Success is independence, income, a feeling of self-worth, accomplishing a goal that achieves multiple purposes and makes us feel that we accomplished a task that maybe we couldn’t have before. How do you measure success?

FRIENDS of Broomfield offers Supported Employment Services to adults with Developmental Disabilities. As a job coach, I daily see the accomplishments and successes of our participants. We currently have 7 participants that are employed and have employed 5 participants at new work sites within the last 3 months. Fostering independence and social interaction are also avenues of success that are incorporated while on the job site and becoming part of the work environment.

Each participant is different and have their own ideas of what success means to them and we attempt to nurture those ideals by giving and accessing new opportunities within the community for employment. We offer soft skills assessments and skill development for professional work environments and use unique person-specific training’s to orient our employment search to each individual.  We also offer on-site job coaching services to insure employment and employee satisfaction and help to develop natural onsite support.

If you or anyone you know is interested in Supported Employment Services, please contact us here at FRIENDS of Broomfield!  We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Written by: Ryan Jefferson, FRIENDS Job Coach

Winter Transportation HUBS

We are going to try something new this winter related to transportation. We know that it is inconvenient when we do not provide transportation so we have come up with a solution!

During the winter when the roads are rough and it is difficult for our vehicles to get through the neighborhoods, we will be picking up at our new Transportation HUBS.

There are 4 different HUB locations. When the decision is made to pick up at transportation HUBS,  you receive a phone call from either Jen, Ashley, or Jodi stating that we are providing transportation for those who can get to one of the HUBS. Families and Caregivers will be notified of a HUB Transportation Day as early as 7 AM. When you receive your phone call, staff will be asking which location your participant will be picked up and dropped off at. If your participant is not attending program that day you can inform whoever calls you and the message will be relayed.

Pick Up and Drop Off

 Know that the Pick up and Drop off windows are 20 minutes; if we arrive late, we will stay 20 minutes from our arrival time. If there are any major delays for any reason staff will contact families at the HUB location so that you are aware of the situation.

 If you miss a Pick Up vehicle at the HUB, you can either continue on to another HUB location or bring your participant in to the facility. If you do not make it to one of our HUBS for afternoon Drop Off time within the 20 minute window, staff will call you to inform you that your participant will be transported back to the facility so you can pick them up there.

 HUB LOCATIONS AND TIMES

 HUB #1:

Vehicle: StarCraft-  #720-409-8967

         Pick up time: 9:00AM-9:20AM

Drop Off Time: 3:40PM-4:00PM

Location: 3602 W 144th Ave. Broomfield, CO 80020

This HUB is in Safeway parking lot; the bus will be located toward the back of the parking lot near the corner of 144th Ave. and Lowell.

 

HUB #2:

Vehicle: StarCraft- #720-409-8967

        Pick Up Time: 9:30AM-9:50AM

Drop Off Time: 3:10PM-3:30PM

Location: 13201 Lowell Blvd. Broomfield, CO

This HUB is at the Paul Derda Rec Center; the bus will be located in the parking lot by the front of the building in one of the handicap spaces.

 

HUB #3:

Vehicle: Diamond Bus- #720-391-8942

        Pick Up Time: 9:00AM-9:20AM

Drop Off Time: 3:10PM-3:30PM

Location: 1150 US-287, Broomfield, CO 80020

This HUB is at the King Soopers on 287 and Miramonte; the bus will be located in the Handicap spaces up front next to the front door.

 

HUB #4:

Vehicle: Diamond Bus- #720-391-8942

        Pick Up Time: 9:30AM-9:50AM

Drop Off Time: 3:40PM-4:00PM

Location: 9983 Wadsworth Parkway  Westminster, CO 80021

This Hub is at the King Soopers in the Standley Shores Shopping Center on the South West Corner of Wadsworth Parkway and 100th/Church Ranch Blvd; the bus will be located in the back of the parking lot.

FRIENDS New Blog

Welcome to FRIENDS of Broomfield’s Blog. We plan on using this blog to not only share things going on at FRIENDS or in the Community that we think you might be interested in knowing about but we also hope to feature articles from various Participants as well.

We might share a favorite recipe that our Cooking Class worked on during Day Program. You could find a picture of a science project that Day program worked on together. We might even have a small report on latest FRIENDS Night Out event. The options and ideas are endless for our FRIENDS blog and they might change over time as we get comfortable with the idea of having our very own blog.

What we ask from you is that the comments are respectful and positive and if you have an idea on a topic you would like to know more about please send us an email info@friendsofbroomfield.org