Gentle Movements

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In these Gentle Movements sessions you'll be guided through a series of subtle, soothing and flowing exercises which will help you move a little more easily, encourage you to listen to your body and invite a sense of joy and stillness.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • it is both deeply relaxing and invigorating;
  • it creates a loving and nurturing relationship with your body;
  • the sessions are suitable for people with limited mobility, because they focus on the movements you CAN do.

“At the end of the session my body (and spirit) feel wonderfully relaxed and ready to face whatever life throws at me.”


How to contact

Where to go

Friends Meeting House
91-93 Hartington Grove
Cambridge CB1 7UB

An introduction to Gentle Movements:


What to expect?

Gentle Movements sessions run in Cambridge weekly during term time. The sessions are held at the Friends Meeting House on Hartington Grove, there are plenty of parking spaces. There are also weekly sessions held online. Visit the Gentle Movements website for details and timings.

Moniek Hopman

The Gentle Movements sessions are run by Moniek Hopman. The groups are small and the atmosphere is relaxed. It is recommended that you wear comfortable, warm clothing and bring a blanket or mat to lie on if possible.

Each session starts with a body scan to shift your attention away from daily hassles and worries towards the needs of your body. Moniek will then guide you through subtle exercises to help you move more easily and make your body feel better. The sessions generally start with floor based explorations and relaxation, and finish with more active, standing exercises that will leave you feeling energised. If any of the movements do not feel comfortable, you will be supported to adapt them, or encouraged to leave them out.

More information

Moniek’s approach is based on a range of movement practices including Qigong, Feldenkrais, Yoga and dance. For more information on these practices, visit the Gentle Movements website. 

Your first session is a free taster session.

The sessions are subject to a fee. You can choose to pay per session on a drop-in rate, or pay a reduced termly fee. There is a reduced rate for low income earners. For more information visit the Gentle Movement website.

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