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What's new for 2022?

Updated: Jan 28, 2022

  • NEW Wednesday classes at Breathe Yoga Studio in Peebles

  • Wednesday night zoom class

  • Thursday classes at KIC Studio in Dalkeith

  • NEW Friday Karen Henderson Legacy funded classes in Edinburgh (for people with secondary breast cancer) Birdsong Yoga Physio - Make 2nds Count

What to expect at a Birdsong Yoga Physio class?

  • Completely accessible and modified yoga physio - in a chair, on a plinth and with cushions and props

  • Friendly class mates

  • Knowledgeable and skilled physio and yoga teacher leading the classes

  • Relaxation or yoga nidra as part of the 'Reconnect' class

Who come to the classes?

  • Birdsong Yoga Physio classes are open to anyone with a long term, incurable condition or a palliative illness. Examples of these might be cancer, COPD, MND, MS, Parkinsons, bronchiectasis, arthritis .... basically any illness or condition that you are living with that makes moving or breathing harder than it used to be.

What are the benefits?

  • Research into yoga for people with these sorts of illnesses has shown that it can improve strength, balance, breathlessness, fatigue and mood.

  • 'I feel stronger for attending' (Reconnect at Home client)

  • 'I didn't think yoga was for me, now I realise I hadn't found the right class' (retreat client)

  • 'I leave feeling taller every week' ( Move for Men client)

  • 'Yvonne is a great teacher and the classes are great' (Move for Men client)

  • 'That yoga nidra was amazing!' ( Reconnect Together client)

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