West Grange, Clyst Heath, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7EY | Tel: 01392 447411

Therapeutic Yoga with Carole Shaw, BA (Hons) MA accredited yoga therapist.

Carole is an experienced Yoga teacher and therapist, trained at the Yoga Therapy Centre in London (Biomedical Trust) who has a special interest in nervous system disorders. She has worked at the South West MS Centre for twelve years providing small groups for wheelchair users or those who are able to walk independently. There have also been sessions for individuals at home. Everyone is able to benefit from some aspects of Yoga.

Currently we have a class on Tuesday mornings 10.30 – 12 noon which consists of some standing postures, kneeling, lying down and sitting poses, all of which can be adapted. There are gentle sequences of movements accompanied by directed breathing techniques and we always finish the sessions with relaxation.

Broadly, our aims are to address changes in muscle tone, joint stiffness, mobility, balance, energy levels, stamina and emotional stability. These issues are considered according to the needs of individuals participating. There has been remarkable progress developing controlled breathing techniques and also in co-ordination, body awareness and muscle tone. For some people, there has been notable improvement in joint flexibility, strength, relieving spasms, circulation, pain control and maintaining general well-being.

People share information in a light hearted way, often about very personal, intimate aspects of life with MS and we often discuss common topics such as nutrition or medication. Group classes always have an element of the social about them with a striking amount of good humour generated as we struggle through the programmes and the coffee and chat afterwards has become a natural end to the morning sessions. Everyone is welcome.

Cost to MS clients : £7.50

To book please call Carole Shaw on 01392 460305.

South West MS Centre

Call : 01392 447411
West Grange
Clyst Heath
Exeter, Devon

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The South West Multiple Sclerosis Centre was established

  • to provide a range of therapy treatments, guidance and support
  • to encourage self-help
  • to promote an enhanced quality of life for people with MS, their families and carers.

Want to help us?

We are a self-funding charity and receive no statutory core funding support. Finding adequate funding remains crucial to the Centre to allow us to offer our therapies at an affordable subsidised cost .This year, it will cost over £175,000 to run the Centre. There are many ways that you can help us to continue providing support to people with MS.