We’ve been working hard to expand our online platform of classes for all and we are very excited to announce that we have been extremely fortunate to receive National Lottery funding from Sport England to take our platform National, in partnership with EMD UK. This funding is from the Tackling Inequalities Fund which exists to help reduce the negative impact of the coronavirus and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity.

Synergy Audio Yoga™ for Visually Impaired & Blind Adults & Seniors



Synergy Audio Yoga™ for Visually Impaired & Blind adults and the elderly is a fun audio course including a warm- up, main routine and cooldown. Classes are signposted with verbal guidance and clear descriptions. Instructions and speech are clear to enable participation and the scope to develop and build strength and stamina. Introductions help to inform participants of what is coming next in the absence of visual cues and breathing, postures, positions and stretches are explained. Guidance is also given on surroundings. This will encourage teens to be active in their exploration of yoga. Classes encourage participants to share their yoga experience with others and family members or carers may also take part. The teachers are experienced in their field and also deliver for Synergy via their partnership with British Blind Sport. 


Course Curriculum

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  Lesson 1: Morning Yoga with Gill for Adults
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  Lesson 2: Morning Yoga with Gill for Adults
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  Lesson 3: Morning Yoga with Gill (Wall Practice) for Adults
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  Lesson 4: Meditations with Gill for Adults & Seniors
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  Lesson 5: Floor Yoga with Rebekah
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  Lesson 6: Hatha Yoga with Rebekah
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  Lesson 7: Seated Yoga & Mobilisation with Natalie for Seniors
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  Lesson 8: Seated Yoga & Mobilisation with Natalie for Seniors
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The Instructors

Gill

Gill specialises in back pain and discovered yoga through a back injury. She has conducted yoga holidays in Spain, the Canary Islands and Canada, and worked across London’s top gyms and health clubs. 

She has a really good understanding of “how any physical limitations need not affect our yoga practice”. She has worked with all abilities from professional athletes and wheelchair bound pupils to stroke victims, blind students and cancer patients. 

Gill is attentive to detail within her yoga teaching, emphasizing the importance of deep breathing for us all and teaches live SEND yoga classes for Synergy in leisure centres. 

Gill believes that everyone should have the opportunity to learn Yoga and enjoy the benefits it offers both physically and mentally. With twenty years of experience, Gill wants “everyone to enjoy a yoga class that stretches your body and mind, and brings a little calmness, something we definitely need right now”. “Yoga is the producer of the greatest happiness" - Bhagavad Gita....And we all want to be happy.”

You can get to know Gill via our inclusive online ParaStars Yoga® and Meditation programmes.

Rebekah

Rebekah is a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher, a level 3 childcare worker, certified in Core Anatomy Vinyassa and has trained with Dashama in Pranashama Yoga. As a qualified Life Coach & Counsellor, Becky is deeply interested in Spirituality and combines her areas of expertise to offer health and wellness in mind, body and soul. Rebekah works with Synergy on our online programmes, in schools and for weekly classes in Freedom Leisure venues. Her classes deliver to children, teens, adults and the SEN community. 

Becky is on a mission to help participants tap into their highest potential: “overcoming self-sabotage, awakening to our truest desires and healing from any past trauma or wounds, which would disable us from our highest potential”. 

As a teacher Rebekah enjoys making yoga accessible to all – and often brings in help from her soft toy collection – Prana Parrot, Meditating Max and Yoga Ted. 

For adults and teens, each class offers an opportunity to embrace a deeper knowledge of yourself and you will be encouraged to believe in yourself! Rebekah's classes are fun, engaging and encouraging - she has a large following on Synergy. You can get to know Rebekah via our inclusive online yoga and ParaStars Yoga® programmes and she also teaches for Synergy for their British Blind Sport partnership. 

Natalie

Natalie is an experienced teacher and “industry pro” who has been working in the fitness industry since 2002 and has been specialising in yoga and functional movement since 2007. Her passion lies in “helping others to achieve better and safer movement within their own bodies”, which is why Natalie was keen to work with ParaStars Yoga®; “to reach out to those who are unable to attend her classes in person so that they too can benefit from her enthusiasm of free movement”.

Natalie has a friendly and relaxed style to put you at ease, as you enrol for her yoga and mobility classes with Synergy.

You can get to know Natalie via our inclusive online ParaStars Yoga® programmes.