Thursday, August 7, 2008

Sat. Sept. 27-Sat. Nov.15 1055 River Road, Eugene OR


Free yoga classes designed for individuals living with multiple sclerosis will be offered at the River Road Park Annex, 1055 River Road, Eugene OR, beginning Saturday, Sept 27th, 2008.

In conjunction with the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation of Florida and River Road’s Emerald Park, Joan Dobbie (over 25 years teaching yoga in Eugene and certified by “Liz Franklin’s Yoga in Chairs”®) will be offering gentle hatha yoga in chairs for those living with MS (partners and caretakers welcome) at the River Road Park Annex, 1055 River Road, Eugene, Oregon, Saturday mornings, 11am to 12:30 pm from September 27th to November 15th, 2008. Wheelchair accessible. ABSOLUTELY FREE OF CHARGE.

“Liz Franklin’s Yoga in Chairs”® has been bringing the benefits of yoga to people with physical limitations for over 6 years. In studies cited by the MS Foundation, yoga has demonstrated beneficial effects for MS and cognition. The benefits may include increased body awareness, spasticity relief, increased coordination, better balance, increased flexibility and strength, diminished fatigue, increased tolerance to heat, improved circulation and breathing, enhanced alertness, stress reduction, and an overall feeling of well-being.

An MS patient (and one of Liz Franklin’s enthusiastic students) had this to say about “Liz Franklin’s Yoga in Chairs” ® program:"Just over a year ago I could barely walk. My doctor recommended yoga. However, I found traditional yoga too strenuous and required too much effort getting up and down. Yoga in Chairs has provided me with all of the benefits of yoga without the physical stress of getting up and down. I now walk with ease. I have regained muscle strength, increased flexibility and feel so relaxed after class.”

Yoga in Chairs is designed to allow anyone who can sit in a chair (yes, even a wheel chair) to participate in this easy and gentle form of healing movement. To register call Emerald Park at 541-688-4052.

For details contact Joan Dobbie or call 541-653-8451.