Free Yoga and Art-Making for Caregivers and Kids/Teens with Disabilities

WEATHER ALERT: The session scheduled on Saturday, March 4 is CANCELLED due to snow. Stay safe—and please join us for our other free “Create & Restore” programs on Saturday mornings in March!

FOR: Families, caregivers, and their kids & teens* with disabilities

: Community Access to the Arts (CATA)
420 Stockbridge Rd, Great Barrington, MA

WHEN: Saturday mornings in March (4th**, 11th, 18th, 25th)
**The session on March 4 is cancelled due to snow

10:00am-10:30am: Refreshments and social time
10:30am-11:30am (Parents & caregivers): Yoga & meditation with Paula
10:30am-11:30am (Kids & Teens with disabilities): Art-making with Hilary*
*For kids/teens in the art-making workshop, one-on-one support from a family
member, caregiver, or support staff is welcome based on individual need.
11:30am-12:00pm: Refreshments and social time

REGISTER: Registration is preferred* but drop-in’s are welcome: RSVP to Kara Smith, CATA Program Director, at [email protected] or call 413-528-5485.

COVID safety: Participants ages 17 and up must be vaccinated.

About this Program:

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Community Access to the Arts (CATA) invites parents, caregivers, and their kids and teens with disabilities to take part in free yoga and art-making programs on Saturday mornings in March. The workshops are part of CATA’s new “Create & Restore” program, designed to relieve stress and promote wellbeing for people with disabilities and their caregivers.

The workshops take place at the CATA studios in Great Barrington every Saturday morning in March (March 4, 11, 18, and 25)​ from 10am-12pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

Join CATA for this fun and free opportunity to relax, create art, and connect with other families and caregivers in a judgment-free zone. Parents and caregivers are invited to a gentle yoga class to nourish your body and spirit, led by CATA faculty Paula Boyajian—while the young person with a disability you care for enjoys a painting class in a separate studio, led by faculty Hilary VanWright. Each program is free of charge and participants are welcome to attend as many workshops as they like. All levels and abilities are welcome (no experience is necessary).


CATA’s “Create & Restore” program is funded by the South Berkshire Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. These workshops are provided by CATA as part of the Mass Culture Council’s CultureRX program, in partnership with Berkshire County Arc Family Support, Berkshire Hills Regional School District, Community Health Programs (CHP), Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services, Macony Pediatrics, and UCP of Western Massachusetts.


Your support brings life-changing programs to people with disabilities in our community. Please join us by making a gift today.


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