Budding yoga enthusiasts and newcomers alike are invited to limber up for a national event launched by Alzheimer’s Research UK to raise money for vital dementia research.
The UK’s leading dementia research charity is launching Yoga for Alzheimer’s, an initiative encouraging people to get into their favourite yoga positions while raising money to help find treatments for dementia, which affects 850,000 people nationwide.
The initiative will take place at 16 venues across the UK from Sunday 12 June 2016 to International Yoga Day on Tuesday 21 June 2016.
Alzheimer’s Research UK is encouraging people of all abilities to sign up to their nearest event via the Yoga for Alzheimer’s website .
Tickets are £15 each, with 100 per cent of the profits going to Alzheimer’s Research UK. Those taking part are also encouraged to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship.
Yoga for Alzheimer’s organiser Ingrid Stone came up with the idea of hosting a yoga event in 2015 to raise money for the charity after her mum Valerie Blumenthal was diagnosed with Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA), the same rare variant of Alzheimer’s disease that affected Alzheimer’s Research UK patron and author Sir Terry Pratchett.
After the success of last year’s event the initiative has been rolled out nationwide to include most major cities in the UK.