Funding for Fairwater mobility classes

YogaMobility have been awarded £15,360 from the People’s Health Trust for their Healthy Living in Housing project. YogaMobility are based at the Sbectrwm Centre in Fairwater, and provide specialist yoga practice for people with all forms of physical and mental disability. They offer a powerful and dynamic approach that focuses on and encourages ability rather than disability.

This grant has been awarded specifically to support a new two-year project to run weekly two hour yoga sessions for older people with disabilities living in sheltered housing in Fairwater. The aim is to use yoga to improve balance and confidence, and reduce the incidence of falls. 60 people will benefit with 12 attending regularly.

However, YogaMobality offer help to a range of people – from those with relatively mild arthritis through to people who can only move a finger. Sessions also cater for people with a variety of disabilities and illnesses including Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Arthritis, Heart Conditions, Stroke, and Diabetes.

Classes are open to any adult who feels they can benefit from yoga, but feels unable to participate in a mainstream yoga class.