Yoga for PD (Suwanee)

Instructor: Dawn Benson,  678-699-9882yogadawning@gmail.com

Dawn BensonAfter almost 20 years as an Executive Assistant, Dawn began to search for a way to manage the stress and chronic aches and pains that go along with a high-stress job. This is where her passion for yoga began. Although Dawn started her yoga practice for stress relief and to care for her body, the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits were far greater than expected. Dawn decided she wanted to know more and completed a 200-hour training to become a yoga teacher. As her training progressed, her enthusiasm grew, and she knew she wanted to share this knowledge and passion with everyone.

Dawn believes yoga is accessible to everyone and love teaching students new to yoga. You don’t have to be flexible to start yoga, and people of all ages and abilities can enjoy and benefit from yoga. Along with guiding the practice of yoga, Dawn teaches students to be nonjudgmental and compassionate toward themselves. We live in a performance-based society where we feel compelled to look and act a certain way. We often don’t give ourselves the gift of time to just be who we are. Dawn believes yoga offers that gift and wants her students to experience the self-awareness and acceptance yoga can bring.

“I would like to say what a big help it is going to Dawn Benson at Yoga Dawning in Suwanee.  When I arrive I am feeling tight, and after her 1.5 hour session, I feel very loose and relaxed.  I have low back pain due to degenerative disks and this helps for a few days. I feel very fortunate to be able to take advantage of this class.  It would be great if there was enough interest that there could be two PD classes a week.” –David H.

When: Thursdays, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Where: Yoga Dawning studio, 3449 Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd, Ste. D, Suwanee, GA 30024.

Cost: $50 for a 10-class package. Two-class free trial available for new participants!

Equipment: Participants should dress comfortably in clothes that allow you to move standing or sitting on the floor. Yoga is done in bare feet. The only equipment you should bring is a yoga mat. All other equipment, such as blocks, straps, blankets and bolsters, will be provided by the instructor.

Eligibility: This yoga class is appropriate for people with Parkinson’s disease who are ambulatory and able to sit on the floor as well as transition between standing and sitting on the floor. Care partners, friends and family are welcome to join the class. Class size is limited to six people to maximize individual attention, so reserve your place now!

Safety: This yoga class has been modified to meet the needs of Parkinson’s patients. Props and walls are used to modify poses so that your body benefits fully. To prevent injury and provide the most benefit, attention is given to alignment and proper positioning for each pose. Dawn has completed the “Community Exercise for People with Parkinson’s Disease” course presented by MDT Education Solutions.

Registration/Reservations: No registration or reservations necessary for your two free trial classes. We recommend contacting PD Gladiators or the instructor (or checking the Online Scheduler‘s CLASSES tab) to confirm the class you wish to attend has not been cancelled for the day.

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