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A 10 week course to help improve your mental and physical health and wellbeing

This course is designed to help 

  • your mental health including anxiety, stress and mild depression
  • lower your risk of diabetes type 2
  • lose and control your weight
  • lower your risk of heart disease and improve your heart health
  • improve your breathing and lung capacity
  • you be more active and less sedentary
  • connect with others

Mat or chair based

Suitable for Beginners

This 10-week course offers yoga for all and incorporates the chair for those who prefer to be sat rather than sitting/lying on the floor. You do not need any prior experience. Beginners and people of any age and ability are welcome. Every practice will be adapted and modified as required, ensuring that you can participate fully, working at your own pace in a supportive and non-judgemental environment.

Yoga and Mindfulness

Each of the 10 sessions will last two hours and includes:

  • Breathing practices
  • Yoga postures within your safe limits
  • Meditation and mindfulness
  • Relaxation
  • Psycho-education and discussion

This course is educational and experiential. You will find postures to soothe you and also build strength and flexibility, improve mobility and balance.

Home practice is encouraged during the duration of the programme.  Take home material and on-line videos are included in the programme.

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Helping alleviate functional disorders

Associated conditions including fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel (IBS), fertility issues, elimination issues, chronic fatigue (CFS), and many other functional disorders where there is no pathological cause may also be significantly improved, 

You are invited to take part in a before and after survey to help with on-going medical research to further confirm that yoga and this programme alleviates functional disorders.

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Jo Burningham

Helping and empowering individuals to improve their own health and wellbeing with yoga

Jo has had yoga in her life since a teenager. Always striving heard to achieve success in her 30 years in IT whilst studying anatomy, physiology, psychology and yoga. Teaching for 7+ years and practising for 35 years, Jo originally studied yoga with Dr. Elena Voyce and subsequently studied Yoga Therapy with Yoga Campus before training in the yoga4health protocol with Yoga In Healthcare Alliance. Through challenging teenage years and a stressful corporate career, yoga has always been Jo's tool to regain focus and overcome body and mind challenges.

Upcoming course details

St John's, Woking

St. John's Memorial Hall, St Joh's Lye, Woking, GU21 7SQ

Monday 9:45 - 11:45 AM

23rd September 2019

Cost £130 | £15 per session


Jacobs Well, Guildford

Willow Sanctuary, Watts Cottage, Jacobs Well Rd, Jacobs Well, Guildford GU4 7PP

Monday 1:30 - 3:30 PM

30th September 2019

Cost £160 | £18 per session


Hove Methodist Church

Hove Methodist Community Center, Portland Road, Hove, BN3 5DR

Wednesday 9:45 - 11:45 AM

2nd October 2019

Cost £97.50 | £12 per session


Be Yoga, Haywards Health

Aviation House, 1-3 Sussex Rd, Haywards Heath RH16 4DZ

Tuesday 9:45 - 11:45 AM

8th October 2019

Cost £160 | £20 per session


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for the programme?

Evidence based yoga available as a social prescription activity

Speak to your GP about yoga as a valuable and reliable healthcare intervention and they may refer you to a link worker who can discuss further with you your individual needs and your suitability for the yoga4health programme or suggest alternatives.

Alternatively, you can secure yourself onto the yoga4health 10 week programme by self referring.  

What do I need to bring?

All props are provided including blankets however, you may wish to bring your own yoga mat if you have one, an additional blanket and/or maybe some cosy socks for your relaxation. Bring some water as well to ensure you stay hydrated.

What do I need to wear?

Wear comfortable clothes you can move in. You are welcome to keep your socks on but please ensure they are non slip.

I'm unsure if I will enjoy it?

Subject to availability, you are welcome to come along to the first session and then enrol for the full 10 week course once you are confident that the course may benefit you. Simply signup to your chosen course and choose the pay later option.  

I can't make week 1

Enrolment closes after week 2.

Therefore, if you are unable to make week 1 but are able to make week 2 then you may still undertake the course choosing to pay the full course fee or the pay as you go option (see below).

Regrettably, if you have not been able to attend weeks 1 or 2 then it is not possible for you to attend subsequent weeks of that particular course.

Can I pay as I go?

Pay as you go payment options are available. This is appealing to those that cannot commit to all 10 weeks although you are encouraged to attend all 10 weeks where at all possible to better achieve deep and lasting physical and psychological change.

Pay as you go option is slightly more expensive than enrolling for the entire course. Many clients like to pay up-front for the whole course to demonstrate their commitment to themselves.  To pay as you go, sign-up to your chosen class and select pay later.

If you are ready to fully commit now then you can pay the full course fee via PayPal when you sign-up or sign-up choosing the pay later option if you'd sooner pay by another method.

Can I join the wait list for the next course

Absolutely yes.  To join the wait list select 'Ask a Question/Query' below and mention where you are located and which course you are interested in attending; either Woking, Jacobs Well, Guildford, Godalming, Hove or Haywards Heath.  Also mention time of day that you would prefer.

Coming Soon


Courses also coming soon to Portslade in conjunction with Sports England and Get Active. Register your interest by contacting us or contact the Yoga In Healthcare Alliance to find your local Yoga4Health registered teacher and get details of courses in your area.

NHS Staff Wellbeing

The 10 week course can also be provided in a health care facility/GP practice or hospital for a fixed fee.

Helping restore and maintain optimal health of the staff and programme aligns with the NHS' 5 year forward view of improving staff well-being.

Contact Jo for more details.


Designed by the UK’s leading yoga therapists and yoga teachers

The 10 week programme fuses ancient practices with modern medical science. Designed by the UK’s leading yoga therapists and yoga teachers, including Paul Fox, former 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 Harfiel of Bangor University; and Emily Brett, founder of Ourmala.

This ensures that the programme is of the highest standard and sensitive to patient needs.

The programme is devised by the Yoga In Health Care Alliance. A social enterprise that is enabling the UK National Health Service to provide yoga to its patients. Encouraging and enabling the NHS and yoga teachers to work together effectively.

Yoga is an effective ‘mind-body’ medicine that can both prevent and manage chronic health issues and it also delivers significant cost savings to healthcare providers.


In a cohort of around 17,000 patients

25% were practising mind-body techniques

of which 43% presented less often to the health services

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