There is growing consensus that people with Parkinson’s benefit from a regular yoga practice. Yoga can influence flexibility, mobility, balance, lower body strength and stability. But the benefits don’t end with the physical body! Yoga is calming, a way to destress and can improve sleep.
This class will focus on balance, range of motion, strengthening, flexibility and improving posture with an emphasis on opening the chest, strengthening the core, and relaxation. Classes will also include breathing and meditation techniques.
PWP YOGA is appropriate for all levels and no previous yoga experience is necessary. All equipment will be provided, however you are welcome to bring your own mat.
The pilot program is a weekly one hour class that runs for 6 weeks, starting November 9th, 2018.
About the instructor
Lynn Dawson - MPT
Lynn obtained her Masters of Physical Therapy from UBC, after completing her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She currently works as a physiotherapist at Neuromotion Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in Victoria, a clinic specialized in treating individuals with neurological conditions.
Along with her physiotherapy training, Lynn completed her 500hr Yoga Instructor Certification in India in 2010 and has experience teaching yoga to a variety of populations. Additionally, Lynn has taken therapeutic yoga training for chronic pain, brain injury, and Parkinson’s Disease. She loves integrating her knowledge of physical therapy and yoga to help her clients and students become more connected to their bodies and move with greater ease. Lynn believes yoga should be accessible to anyone and continues to be inspired by the amazing and healing benefits that a yoga and meditation practice can offer.
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Q: WHAT LEVEL OF FITNESS DO I NEED?
Classes are taught by a trained instructor and facilitated by volunteers to help adapt any movement, so it is a safe class for all fitness levels.
Q: HOW MUCH IS IT TO REGISTER?
All classes at PWP are financially barrier-free. We encourage individuals to support PWP by making donations to promote the creation of more programs such as this!
Q: WHERE IS THE CLASS?
Yew Tree Yoga
3840 Cadboro Bay Rd
Q: HOW CAN I GET TO YEW TREE YOGA?
The studio is located in Cadboro Bay Village at the corner of Penrhyn and Cadboro Bay. It is tucked behind a surf shop. Participants should look for the large wooden surf board sign.