Mindfulness Group


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Thank you for your interest in Sportable's Mindfulness Program!


Mindfulness is a practice of paying attention and being present to the here and now. Through mindfulness you can find greater self-compassion, lower stress, increased resilience, and improvements in overall quality of life. Mindfulness is not abstract - it's real, concrete, and immediate. Through mindfulness, we can all discover possibilities within ourselves, just the way we are.


Sportable's Mindfulness group will meet 2x/month, every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 12 - 1pm via Zoom. During these live group sessions, you'll learn tools and strategies you can apply to your daily life as well as benefit from support and wisdom from peers with disabilities who may have similar lived experience to your own. 


Dates: Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, beginning February 9th, 2023 (2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/23, 4/13, 4/27, 5/11, 5/25, ongoing)

Times: 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Location: Virtual via Zoom (link included in confirmation email)

Who: Open to any Virginia resident who has a physical disability or visual impairment and can follow age appropriate instruction. Sportable Membership NOT required.


The group will be led by Alison Shapiro with assistance from Steve Fidrych.

Alison is a mindfulness and brain injury recovery teacher who is herself the survivor of 2 brain stem strokes. She personally lives the power of mindfulness in changing recovery outcomes and shaping a life post injury and her passion is bringing mindfulness skills to people with disabilities.  Alison is trained as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher, has practiced and trained in mindfulness for more than 35 years, and has adapted traditional mindfulness practices to meet the needs of the disabled community.  

Steve is currently training to become a Mindfulness Instructor with the Innerwork Center and apprenticing under Alison. Steve has an SCI and has been active through adaptive sports including wheelchair basketball and sled hockey for more than 10 years. He also serves as a peer mentor for patients with SCI and brain injury in Tampa, Florida, where he lives. 


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Have Questions?

Contact Caitlyn Berry at or call 804-340-2991