Newbury and District Branch

 

Yoga

 

Yoga can help with slowness and stiffness, improve balance and flexibility (especially in hips and ankles), and increase muscle strength and power. It can also relax blood pressure, help control weight gain, and increase breathing strength and lung capacity.

 

Many people also report having better mood and sleep, while going to group classes is a way of meeting others and being more socially active.

Isobel Collyer

 Class Leader – Isobel Collyer

Isobel is trained in restorative yoga as well as yoga for special needs.

 

She has been providing small group sessions for people with Parkinson’s for 3 years.

 

In addition to a regular class on zoom, she also runs a face to face class

 “Yoga provides gentle stretching which, if done regularly, helps to loosen muscles.

 

As well as the physical relief, yoga has a wonderful soothing and calming effect on the brain, and the breathing.”

 

Margaret B