This page has been set up to raise money for ALL carers that want to do yoga, but cannot afford to. The money will go towards Yoga for Carers workshops. Please donate what you can, every little helps. The money will go directly into "friends for mapledown school charity" and will then be distributed accordingly. Gift donations will go directly to the school, towards much needed funds for sustaining the needs of the children. Thank you in advance for your help.
The Yoga for Carers Workshop is perfect for carers, parents, support workers, teachers and everyone involved in looking after and supporting others.
Being a carer can make you feel tired and worn out. Yoga will teach you how to relax and de-stress to give you more energy and a more positive outlook.
We are all carers in some form; professional and non-professional, so whether you are a parent, teacher or carer of those with special (additional) needs, this workshop will be beneficial for you. Caring can be very challenging, and it is easy to get caught up in the demands of our daily life. This introductory workshop weaves together the practices of yoga, relaxation, mindfulness and meditation to promote mental and physical well-being.
- Discuss personal experiences of how the practice of yoga supports carers
Practice basic yoga flows and postures to help with the release of anxiety and stress.
Practice basic breathing techniques to help assist the mind and body in times of tension.
Explore mindfulness to enable people to focus on the present moment and positive thinking.
Relaxation to let go and free the mind.
Through this workshop, Janette Brazil aims to create a carers support network.
Janette Brazil is a qualified Sivananda Yoga Instructor, teaching for 8 years, and practicing for 15 years. She teaches her own style of Yoga - Jagadamba yoga – that is a safe foundation from which you can then investigate the different styles of yoga that you can achieve which is suitable to your own special need.
She has 4 children. Her eldest, Billie, is now 28years old. She has cerebral palsy and is a wheelchair user and has had epilepsy for most of her childhood. Janette believes that Billie's disability has enabled her to develop her yoga practice so that it is effective in helping everyone. No one misses out.
has maintained her sense of humour and love of life knowing that
everyday brings her happiness to share with everyone. Her philosophy has
always been to promote the best quality of life.
Janette also teaches yoga sessions at Jewish Care - Adults with the onset of Dementia and Adults with severe Mental Health. She teaches at Resources for Autism, Ellern Mede for Anorexia, Mapledown School (11-19) for severe and profound learning disabilities and many other organisations.