We are very pleased to announce that we are starting our British Wheel of Yoga Gentle Years Yoga classes in Hoylake starting on Friday 12th January at 10:30am at Hoylake Community Parade Centre, 31 Hoyle Road, Hoylake, Wirral, CH47 3AG.
Gentle Years Yoga is a chair based yoga suitable for anyone who wishes to or needs to take their yoga practice a little more gently. This can include people with age related health conditions or health conditions that require a yoga practice that is modified.
Gentle Years Yoga is an authentic traditional Hatha yoga practice that has been modified to be chair based. A 75 minute class will include breathing exercises, a pulse raising activity, concentration activities, co-ordination activities, resistance work, yoga postures, relaxation and an important element of fun. It is suitable for all and can be adapted for all.
Please find a link below to the British Wheel of Yoga Gentle Years Yoga research results. As can be seen in the research document, the people in the pilot had conditions such as osteoarthritis, hypertension, depression/anxiety, hypercholesterolemia, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, dementia, cancer and cerebrovascular disease.
The pilot group demonstrated the following benefits from Gentle Years Yoga;
- Better mental well-being
- Better quality of life
- Improved leg strength
- Improved lower body flexibility
- Improved resting heart rate
- Improved physical function – chair raising and walking
- Improved flexibility
- Reduced pain
- Stress relief / calming effect
- Improved mood
- Reduced frequency of panic attacks
- Enjoyable social interaction and making new friends
After the 75 minute class at the Hoylake Parade Community Centre all attendees are encouraged to go to the cafe on the ground floor for tea, cake and a chat.
If you have any queries about Gentle Years Yoga either for yourself or a friend / relative please do not hesitate to get in touch either by using the contact form on the website or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively you can call us on 07834268052.
We have gift vouchers available that can be used to purchase a block of 6 gentle Years Yoga classes for a relative. A great birthday or Xmas present.
Here is a link to the Facebook event for our first Gentle Years yoga class;
We look forward to welcoming you to our new friendly Gentle Years Yoga class
Paul & Steve