Yoga & YOU for Brain Health as part of Brain Health Awareness Week
Please note that in case of rain, the event will take place indoors at the same location but in Tabaret Hall, Room 112
Saturday, September 19th, 2015 | Tabaret Lawn | 550 Cumberland | 8:30am-1:00pm
A community fundraising event designed for YOU.
- As the Mayor Proclaims Brain Health Awareness Week
(9:00 - Event Registration 8:30-9:00)
- Enjoy Family Friendly Yoga with Kate Durie from Yogatown! and;
- Challenge Your Mind with Activities for All Ages
(10:15-1:00 - family fun activities expo!)
Help us raise awareness and funds for brain research in Stroke, Parkinson's, Depression, Neuromuscular Disease and Dementia
This event is proudly supported by Mr. and Mrs. Prakash of the High Commission of India to Canada. We especially thank Mrs. Prakash who is the honorary Chair of Yoga & YOU for Brain Health.
SPECIAL thanks to Yogatown for their support by providing instructors for the Yoga & YOU for Brain health event and $500 gift certificate for the highest pledger!
Why Yoga for our Brain Health Awareness Week community fundraiser?!
We are finding more studies that indicate that yoga exercise has positive effects on various aspects of health, including cardiovascular, muscle and respiratory systems. Patients’ suffering from stroke, Parkinson’s and neuromuscular diseases, are well aware of the importance of stretching, strength and balance exercises - key aspects emphasized in yoga exercise. More recently, the focus has been to assess its benefits on brain function and mental health. It appears that individuals who practice yoga demonstrate decreased anxiety, fewer depressive symptoms and improvement of cognitive and memory function, which is seen across all age groups. This suggests that yoga exercise has a positive effect on the brain and the body!
It was also very important that we pick an activity that is welcoming and inclusive to all ages and physical abilities. The option of performing low-impact and high-impact moves in a relaxed environment is best for our patients and community members, and we would like to everyone to feel comfortable!
Join us at Yoga & YOU for Brain Health to reap the many benefits of yoga exercise and support an important cause that impacts us all.
We hope to see you all there!
The uOBMRI Team