Disability charity to launch free accessible yoga sessions for people with sight and hearing impairments in London
A press release:
The 10 week programme aims to get more disabled people in England into physical activity and sport, highlighting important physical and emotional benefits
· The programme is being funded by Sport England and is part of a series of activities to be run by deafblind charity, Sense, across London
· Yoga taster session to be held September 22nd and 29th at the Pancras Square Leisure Centre, London.
Sense, the national disability charity, is set to launch a 10 week programme of free yoga sessions for people who have sight and hearing impairments and those with complex needs. A taster open-afternoon is to be held by the charity on the 22nd and 29th September at the Pancras Square Leisure Centre, London, for those interested in participating.
The free programme has been made possible following a grant of £424,958 from Sport England which was awarded to Sense to increase opportunities for people with deafblindness to participate in sport and physical activity through its ‘Sporting Sense’ project.
London is one of the areas that the project will focus on, with Sense set to deliver a number of activities across the region from now until May 2018. The project will influence the development and delivery of local physical activity plans, which will include working alongside deafblind people.
Taylor Huxster, Regional Sports Coordinator at Sense said:
“We wanted to provide exercise tailored to the needs of people with sensory loss who often face many barriers to keeping active. Yoga is an accessible and safe form of exercise for people of all ages. It’s an effective way to build strength, flexibility and balance and it’s also great for relaxation and stress management. We hope that these sessions will help more people live active lives and enjoy the benefits of exercise.”
Parents, families and carers are welcome to attend the taster session which is taking place on September 22nd and 29th from 14.30 until 16.00 at the Pancras Square Leisure Centre, 5 Pancras Rd, London N1C 4AG.
For more information or to book a place, those who wish to attend should get in touch with the Taylor Huxster at Taylor.Huxster@sense.org.uk or call 020 7014 9318 (Tues, Wed and Thurs).