The power of yoga and what it means to people with disabilities is being showcased in a photographic exhibition over the coming week.

The exhibition will be at the Waves day centre for adults with learning and physical disabilities next to Huddersfield Narrow Canal in Slaithwaite.

The photos feature Waves members doing yoga and it has been done by Huddersfield-based Umbrella Yoga which provides yoga sessions to people with additional mental and physical needs and Our Creative Connection, a social enterprise that uses photography to promote inclusion and power social change.

The project, funded by Barnardos, has also included yoga with Slaithwaite-based Shabang Inclusive Learning for children and young people with additional needs and the Preparation for Adulthood team at Kirklees College.

The exhibition, called Capturing Voice: A Yoga and Participatory Photography Project, runs from today, Friday, June 21, for a week in the Waves café.

It has been done to commemorate Disability Awareness Week.

The exhibition features striking photographs taken by Chris Chinnock of Umbrella Yoga participants enjoying their yoga sessions at Waves.

These tailored yoga classes were led by Umbrella Yoga director and founder Ellie Firth and are for adults with a range of learning disabilities and complex needs.

She said: “Working with so many other local organisations was a great opportunity for us all to try something new and learn from the experience and it was a lot of fun!”

Written by ANDY HIRST who runs his own Yorkshire freelance journalism agency AH! PR ( specialising in press releases, blogging, website content and copywriting.