Yoga enthusiasts get a chance to join up to three hours of yoga in the iconic Ballroom in Nottingham Council House as part of a nationwide tour in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK.
The 10-day Round-Britain yoga sessions are being held in some of the most historic and important buildings in Britain’s major cities. On Thursday, June 16, there will be three hours of yoga sessions in the Council House.
The tour starts in Liverpool and Edinburgh on June 12 and continues until International Yoga Day on June 21, with 14 cities including Cardiff, Liverpool, Leeds and Glasgow signed up to take part.
The yoga sessions are open to all ages and all abilities, from beginners to experts, and those living with dementia are welcome to join. The sessions will be led by an experienced yoga teacher. Entry costs £15 and all the money raised will be used to fund a project looking at the link between stress and Alzheimer’s.
Organisers are encouraging people to join up as a group with family, colleagues or friends and to raise as much sponsorship as they can too.
Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mohammed Saghir, said: “We are very pleased to host the yoga tour in Nottingham and help raise money for Alzheimer Research. No training is necessary, all people need is to wear comfortable, loose clothing and have a bottle of water. Anyone can take part and enjoy the experience of practising yoga in the beautiful setting of the Council House Ballroom while raising funds to help shed some light on one of the most distressing illnesses of modern times.”
Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity, funding £33million of research in search of preventions and treatments for dementia, which affects 850,000 people in the UK.
Hilary Evans, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “At Alzheimer’s Research UK we are grateful to each and every supporter who has helped to raise money towards our scientists’ pioneering research.
“One in three people over 65 will die with some form of dementia. It can only be defeated through research but funding lags far behind other serious diseases.
“We are very proud to be hosting inclusive events and those signing up to Yoga for Alzheimer’s are going to have a fantastic afternoon of yoga taught by some very skilled teachers. We hope supporters in Nottingham will grab their yoga mats and join us in the fight to defeat dementia. The money raised will make a real difference, bringing us ever nearer to finding new preventions and treatments through the world-class research we fund.”
For more information about getting involved in Nottingham’s Yoga for Alzheimer’s sessions, go to www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/fundraising/yoga-for-alzheimers/