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Searching for the Deaf history of Martha’s Vineyard

April 14, 2015 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

 

Mike Mantin

The island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts has a legendary place in Deaf history. Known by most as an affluent resort where the kinds of people who use ‘Summer’ as a verb go to Summer, it is also hugely important as an island which from the 17th century to the 1950s had an unusually high number of Deaf residents.

In places like Chilmark, up to one in twenty-five people were Deaf, and the small town of Squibnocket had one in four, all of whom were well known and respected members of the community. As such, both Deaf and hearing residents incorporated the specific Martha’s Vineyard Sign Language into their daily lives. This effectively eradicated many of the social and linguistic boundaries which Deaf people continue to experience in society today.

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Martha’s Vineyard Potluck Deaf Yoga Retreat – September 12, 13 And 14

August 11, 2014 in Community Events

 

 

 $ 250 per person

Relax and refresh is what you need for a weekend yoga retreat! In the heart of Martha’s Vineyard, you will learn yoga poses with proper alignment, basic foundation of the poses and learn the breathing technique. The retreat is tailored to meet the needs of deaf yogis with an experienced Hatha Yoga Teacher who is Deaf and fluent in ASL.

Below is the list of activities:
Morning yoga and afternoon beach yoga practice Morning meditation practice
Martha’s Vineyard history
Spiritual Movie
Share cooking tips

Please acknowledge that the meals will be vegetarian only. It is recommended that you purchase the groceries on the mainland. The retreat is limited to 8 people and you will be rooming with someone. Couples are welcome.

As for ferry reservation, please order your ferry ticket via online or call. The website is http://www.vineyardfastferry.com. If you would like to see the house, please click on this website www.homeaway.com and make sure you use the property ID is 140001. The address is included in the website.

I accept pay pal payment and/or check payable to “Barbara Eger-Klatt”. The deadline is August 15, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Barbara.

Yellow Leaf Yoga| 240.292.6807 | barbara.yellowleafyoga@gmail.com

Barbara Eger-Klatt is certified as E-RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance and a member of International Association of Yoga Therapist. She has 8 years of yoga experience with personal practice and she taught Deaf Yoga Class in Washington, DC metro area. Her favorite motto is “Smile and it’s a great therapy!”