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5 MS-Friendly Yoga Studios In & Around Augusta, Maine

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Yoga studios in Maine with practices gentle enough for MS patients: hatha, chair, restorative, yin, and gentle yoga. 


Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, leading to nerve damage, disability, and a range of physical and mental symptoms. While there is no cure for MS, various treatments, therapies, and lifestyle approaches can help. Yoga is a great example. 

This mind-body practice consists of body postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and relaxation exercises. Research conducted by BMC Neurology shows that these practices help improve flexibility, balance, and muscular endurance in those with MS, in addition to relieving stress and anxiety.

Finding the perfect yoga studio can be difficult, so we did some digging to find MS-friendly spots in and around Augusta, the home of our first infusion center in Maine.

The yoga studios listed below offer several yoga practices that are gentle enough for MS patients, including hatha, chair, restorative, yin, and/or gentle yoga.

5 MS-Friendly Yoga Studios In & Around Augusta, Maine

  1. Downtown Yoga 
    Downtown Yoga offers a restorative practice focusing on relaxation and rejuvenation. Unlike other studios, it specializes in aerial yoga, which incorporates the use of a silk hammock suspended from the ceiling to support you as you perform yoga poses. 

    283 Water Street, Suite 101, Augusta, ME 04330

  2. School Street Yoga
    School Street Yoga studio offers gentle and hatha yoga classes, both techniques that help enhance flexibility and movement while accommodating any physical limitations. 

    5 School St, Waterville, ME 04901

  3. Kim Nixon Yoga
    Kim Nixon offers hatha yoga with a therapeutic focus. The classes are tailored to help decrease pain, increase range of motion, and ease stress. 

    283 Water Street Unit 101, Augusta, ME 04330

    READ MORE: Yoga For MS: Benefits, Poses & Tips

  4. End Of The Rainbow Alternative 
    End Of The Rainbow Alternative offers chair yoga, which is ideal for those who can’t stand for long periods of time or struggle with mobility when moving from a standing to a seated position. 

    249 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, ME 04938

  5. The River Studio
    If you’re searching for a gently-paced yoga class, then River Studio is for you. They offer beginner hatha yoga classes to help with flexibility, strength, balance and mobility. 

    332 Water Street Hallowell, Maine 04347

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