Yoga – Postponed due to COVID-19

Yoga Support Program

Following advice from the Department of Health, Parkinson’s WA has decided to take precautionary health and safety measures and put our Support Groups on hold for the foreseeable future. Therefore, our Yoga Program will be cancelled as from Monday 23 March. We hope to resume this program  as soon as possible but the safety of our Parkinson’s community must remain a priority. Thank-you for your understanding.

Yoga is a support program from Parkinson’s WA for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s and their partners/carers. The word “Yoga” means union or harmony and is a set of practices that work to create harmony of mind, body and spirit. Yoga combines breathing, stretching and balancing for a holistic form of exercise that is beneficial to the body and mind. The yoga support program is a relaxing, social experience and is suitable for people of all ages, no previous yoga experience is necessary. Read more about the benefits of yoga from health direct and ABC News

The Yoga teacher Barbara has over 30 years of experience, and she also has Parkinson’s which means she understands the challenges people with Parkinson’s face. Barbara has adapted the class so it is enjoyable and tailored for a person with Parkinson’s. Relaxation is a key focus of the class, in addition to standing, sitting and lying down exercises.

 Watch the video to find out more.

Yoga is beneficial for people with Parkinson’s as it improves:

  • muscle rigidity and stiffness
  • the strengthening of muscles and breathing
  • balance and reduces fall risk
  • flexibility
  • relaxation
  • emotional well-being
  • the calmness of mind
  • clarity of thinking
  • posture
  • mobility

The weekly Yoga class takes place in Karawara – Wednesdays, 10.00am to 12 noon – George Burnett Leisure Centre, Manning Road, Karawara. This includes an opportunity to socialise over morning tea.
Cost: $10 per person, per class.

There have also been lots of reports that yoga is beneficial for many reasons including visibly reducing tremor and balance and a researcher in the USA also completed academic research on the topic.

To find out more about the Parkinson’s WA Yoga support program fill in the form below or call (08) 6457 7373 or email:

Download the information booklet here

Download the 2020 class schedule here



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