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We have partnered up with Dr Gretchen and Patricia Hawley to hold free live movement classes focusing on body and mind for the Overcoming MS community. 

The classes take place every Wednesday at 6pm BST. Each month there will be four classes that will alternate between Gretchen and Patricia and will focus on a set theme to help attendees see progression across the month.

Each session is recorded and will be available within 48 hours after the session. You will be able to access the recordings on this page. To book your place ahead of the live events, please visit our webinar and events page.

September sessions

Watch back the MSing link sessions from September 2022.

Week 1 with Dr Gretchen

Mobility and Walking Basics - We practice seated strengthening exercises that will help improve your walking and day-to-day mobility.

Week 2 with Patricia

Introduction to Yoga - New to Yoga? Need a refresher? We practice basic poses and breathwork.

Week 3 with Dr Gretchen

Hip and Leg Strengthening Basics - We practice seated leg strengthening exercises to improve activities such as standing up from a low surface, climbing stairs, and walking.

Week 4 with Patricia

Introduction to Meditation - We’ll learn how to cultivate a sense of ease in stillness during this deeply restful practice.

Dr Gretchen

Dr Gretchen Hawley PT, DPT, MSCS

Dr Gretchen Hawley is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist. After graduating from Simmons University in Boston, she developed a Multiple Sclerosis program alongside two of the city's top MS neurologists. Gretchen utilises the concept of neuroplasticity to improve strength, balance and walking in those with MS by using specific, functional exercises. 

Gretchen brings a keen understanding of the challenges faced by people living with MS and has developed her own online MS wellness program, The MSing Link, to help people improve their MS symptoms while in the comfort of their own home and guided by an MS specialist.

 

Patricia

Patricia Hawley, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT2000)

Patricia began practicing yoga in 1998 as a way to find some balance in her busy life. A strong proponent in "yoga for every body", Patricia uses a blend of functional movement and traditional asana to empower students to honor the integrity of their own bodies. Patricia studied anatomy and functional movement with various instructors and is a Yoga Detour certified instructor. She is certified to teach yoga to people with Multiple Sclerosis through the MS Society.

Patricia will teach a seated Gentle Flow yoga class that focuses on functional movement as well as a breathing and meditation class. These classes will be suitable for all ability levels.