YOGA class for PWP held once a week on Thursdays from 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Led by Laura Frey, a certified Yoga instructor who provides her services at no cost other than our monthly gas contribution to her of $50 as Laura commutes from her home in Nanoose Bay to Bowen.
The Bowen Complex bills us $21 each Thursday for Room 1 (can hold up to 20 folks comfortably). Present attendees number from 8 to 16 with the norm being around 12 folks. There is a $5.00 collection from each attendee, each class, to meet the monthly room cost and the monthly gas contribution paid to Laura. All collections are on a drop in basis – not able to attend = no $5.00 collection from you or from your care giver.
Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors at Bowen Park Complex
Address: 500 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9R 1Z7 (Map)
Please bring your own yoga mat and a rolled up towel for neck support when doing floor exercises. Some of us are not able to “go to the floor” for exercises lying on your mat. Laura encourages those affected by such restrictions to use her modified exercises while sitting in a chair (chairs supplied by the Bowen Complex).
Please be assured Laura is very much aware of the mobility and balance challenges faced by PD folk. She designs the exercise to take into consideration our limitations. Her father has PD and her program has been based in part the program she designed for him. Also, we are casual about not requiring any specific attire. You are invited to wear comfortable clothes suitable for mild exercise.