Hospital Hosts Yoga Classes: designed for individuals of varying abilities
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  • Helen Hayes Hospital is hosting a series of Basic Adapted Yoga programs designed specifically for people of varying abilities. Classes will meet on Wednesdays, between January and December 2012, for six week sessions. All classes meet from 12:00 Noon to 12:50 p.m. in the Auditorium at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw.
    Yoga improves circulation, range of motion, flexibility and endurance. It also helps to reduce stress and lower blood pressure. Yoga sessions will meet as follows:
    January 18 – February 22, 2012 February 29 – April 4, 2012
    April 18 – May 23, 2012 June 6 – July 11, 2012 (5 week session)
    July 25- August 29, 2012 September 12 – October 17, 2012
    October 31 – December 5, 2012
    The instructor, Ronda Lam, is experienced in adapting yoga to all levels of abilities. The classes offer an excellent opportunity for people with disabilities, including individuals with stroke, osteoporosis, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and other physically limiting conditions, to try yoga.
    Pre-registration for the Basic Adapted Yoga classes is required. The fee is $48 for six classes. For information or to register, call Matthew Castelluccio, Adapted Sports Coordinator at Helen Hayes Hospital at 845-786-4950.
    The Adapted Yoga classes are part of the hospital’s comprehensive Adapted Sports & Recreation program, which offers activities including sailing, skiing, gardening and horseback riding.

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