As all the established Branch activities have been cancelled for now due to the coronavirus situation, Theiya Arts is moving its weekly Edinburgh Branch “Yoga for Parkinson’s” class online (and to a morning slot). This is a chair-based Yoga class, and now it’s even easier to join in – you can do so from the comfort of your own home, and all you need is a chair.
As the Branch is supporting facilitators’ online work, you may consider making a donation to the Branch via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/edinburghparkinsons.
KEY INFORMATION FROM KAREN WATTS AT THEIYA ARTS
Class day & time Every Tuesday, 10.30am to 11.30am
Online Platform The online user-friendly platform is called “ZOOM”. You can either access it on your computer (via the website www.zoom.us) or by downloading the App to your phone or tablet.
What kind of chair do I need? Chairs with wheels are not ideal since they are unstable, but almost any other chair will do. If you are on the shorter side, put some sturdy hardback books/box under your feet to give yourself a firm foundation. Avoid heavily cushioned chairs that you sink deeply into.
Do I need extra equipment? You don’t need any special yoga equipment or props for this class.
What will we do in the class? This style of yoga is movement-based. We focus on improving your range of movement (in particular in the back, shoulders, hips, and backs of the legs), improving muscle tone, developing better breathing habits, reducing stress levels, and generally giving you a good stretch.
Do I need to have prior experience? Not at all. The class is designed to be accessible to all, and modifications and adjustments are there for all movements. Yoga is a spectrum of possibility!
How do I sign up? All you need to do is contact Karen at Theiya Arts and she will email you a simple sign-up form to complete and email back.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 07722 071 256