The Yoga4Health programme is designed by experts to help people improve their health and wellbeing in supportive environment if you:
- Suffer from stress or anxiety or mild depression
- Need to lose weight
- Need to improve your heart health
- Need to lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes
- Just need help to feel well, healthy and supported
These sessions offer gentle yoga and you do not need any prior experience. Beginners and people of any age and ability are welcome. Your expertly trained yoga teacher will adapt and modify every practice so that you can participate fully and work at your own pace in a supportive and non-judgemental atmosphere.
Designed by members of the Yoga in Health Alliance, The yoga4health Programme was uniquely created to lower stress and improve relaxation skills (thus improving mental health), and help people with pre-diabetes or at risk of heart disease. Yoga4Health fuses ancient practices with modern medical science. The programme was created by Paul Fox (Chair of the British Wheel of Yoga), Dr. Robin Monro founder of the Yoga Biomedical Trust, Heather Mason Founder of the Minded Institute, Dr. Ned Hartfiel of Bangor University and Emily Brett Founder of Ourmala. This ensures that the Yoga4Health programme is of the highest standard and sensitive to patient needs.
The classes involve;
- Breathing practices
- Simple yoga postures
- Meditation and Mindfulness
- Discussion at the end