Yoga For Alzheimer's LogoYoga for Alzheimer’s event in Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

Join Yoga Kula and Alzheimers Research UK for an afternoon of Yoga for Alzheimer’s on International Yoga Day Tuesday 21st June at Kirkstall Abbey Leeds.

Yoga Kula teachers Clare Kerrigan, Julia Knight, Rachel FrazerRachel Gosling and Kay Manby will be teaching at this very special event which starts at 1pm. The full details of the event can be found below.

Event Date and Time: Tuesday, 21 June (International Yoga Day), 1-4pm.  Please arrive for the event at 12:30 (allowing for the event to start promptly at 1pm).

Event Location: The Cloister, Kirkstall Abbey, Abbey Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS5 3EH

Participants: You can sign up to be part of this event by purchasing tickets online here. Signing up to the event closes on the day of the event. Everyone is invited to take part, from complete beginners to more experienced yoga practitioners.  People living with dementia are also invited to take part

What should I bring? Please bring a yoga mat, bottle of water and warm clothing (in addition to your regular yoga attire). Please note the Cloister section of Kirkstall Abbey has no roof.

Charity: Every £20 raised is one hour’s worth of research, and all funds raised from Yoga for Alzheimer’s events will be used to fund a non-animal-testing project looking into the link between stress and Alzheimer’s:

A protein called REST plays a role in controlling the brain’s response to stress. Recent studies suggest that people with Alzheimer’s disease have lower REST levels in the blood and brain than healthy people. By exploring the link between REST and Alzheimer’s, Dr’s Killick, Marchant and Hye at King’s College London aim to understand whether the protein could form the basis of a future blood test to detect early signs of the disease. Such a test could aid the timely and accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s – a vital way to ensure people receive the correct support and access future treatments. The team is also looking at REST levels in blood from people taking part in stress reduction classes. This will help them understand whether reducing daily stress could play a role in reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s.

For more information on Yoga For Alzheimer’s please visit their website.

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