St. Charles County Non-Profit Willows Way Offering Yoga Class in February
Yoga, an ancient Indian practice that involves moving the body and training the mind to achieve balance and well-being, has many well-known benefits for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), including increased flexibility, decreased stress and anxiety, and improved mental health.
On Saturday, Feb. 10, non-profit Willows Way will offer a special class through its Project HEART program called "All About Yoga" at its facility at 800 Friedens Road in St. Charles, MO. The FREE class is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon.
Project HEART, one of five programs provided by Willows Way, offers evening educational classes for adults with IDD that focus primarily on health and safety-related topics such as cooking and nutrition, exercising, personal hygiene, driver’s education, healthy relationships, problem solving, health and the human body, and internet security and privacy issues, to name a few.
Anyone 16 years or older with IDD who utilizes case management services is invited to attend the yoga class, along with their families and support staff. Participants are required to pre-register for the class, complete a HEART Packet and have transportation to and from Willows Way.
"The class aims to promote growth opportunities and challenge the abilities of individuals who desire to live and work as independently as possible," said Project HEART Coordinator Heather Fischer.