Health and Wellbeing
Physical Activity/ Exercise
This activity is run by Parkinson's UK

Adaptive Yoga for People With Parkinson's

The overall aim of the programme is to improve practitioners psychological wellbeing as well as having a positive effect on mobility problems experienced by people living with Parkinson’s.

Participants will meet fortnightly (minimum 5 people and maximum 10) for about an hour to learn tools which they can take home and practice between classes. It is therefore a combination of class-led and home-based Yoga practice. In the classes, there is an opportunity to talk about experiences with the home practices, the obstacles that inevitably arise, and how to deal with them skilfully. Booking is essential for this class, and please note, there is a flight of stairs to the upper level in the conservatory.

Over the 6 sessions of the programme, participants will learn:

  • to become familiar with the workings of the mind.   
  • to deal with negative thinking and negative emotions.
  • basic yoga sequences to improve joint mobility and strength.
  • to use the breath to calm the mind and relax the body.
  • to use therapeutic meditation to acknowledge one’s emotional state of mind.
  • to use visualisations to deal with pain and/or discomfort.

The Adaptive Yoga Programme’s aim is to:

  • improve one’s ability to manage negative thinking and negative emotions.   
  • lower blood-pressure.   
  • improve sleep.   
  • increase confidence and energy levels.   
  • improve posture and to reduce muscular pain.   
  • to strengthen weak muscles and to release tight ones.   
  • increase joint mobility. 
  • to give an overall sense of wellbeing and relaxation.

Please go to our local website for more information about activities

  • Fortnightly on a Monday
    From 18:00 until 19:00
    This activity is next on 06/07/2020
Primary contact
Jean Itier


The Steading - Edinburgh
118-120 Biggar Road
EH10 7DU
Accessible parking available

This activity is run by

Edinburgh Younger Parkinson's Group

Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, all face to face activities run by Parkinson's UK are cancelled until further notice. Some activities have now moved online. You can get in touch with your local contact for up to date information.See more about Parkinson’s and coronavirus on our dedicated page