Yoga in Healthcare

There is a increasing amount of robust evidence demonstrating that yoga practice can have a significant effect on health, happiness and wellbeing. 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

The Yoga4Health programme is run over 10 weeks and attendance on all 10 weeks is necessary in order to fully benefit and ensure lasting change to both your body and your psyche.

What will each class involve?

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

  • Breathing practices
  • Simple yoga postures
  • Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Relaxation
  • Discussion at the end

and home practice is encouraged during the duration of the programme.

 

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Do I need previous yoga experience?

This 10-week course offers yoga for all and incorporates the chair for those who are unable or not wanting to get up and down from the floor. 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, working at your own pace in a supportive and non-judgemental atmosphere.

How can I register for the programme?

You can be referred into the programme through your GP, linking into a local social prescribing service as an onward referral route or alternatively, you are able to refer yourself.

For more information please email or telephone 07968 774807.

A consultation will then ensure you are eligible to enrol and you will be added to the wait list for the next available course in your area.

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The Yoga4Health 10 week 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.