Yoga for Health

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Yoga for Health classes are run by Cambridge City Council's Active Lifestyles Team. They are friendly, welcoming sessions where you will be guided through breathing exercises, simple meditation, and a sequence of different poses to improve your strength and flexibility.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • Practising yoga can help build your physical strength, flexibility and coordination;
  • Practising yoga can help to balance the nervous system – helping you to rest, recharge, breathe and connect;
  • You can meet new people in a friendly, supportive environment.

“I had never done yoga before but was keen to try something new in the hope of calming my mind and finding my exercise mojo again! The change since starting the class has been immense. My mood is greatly improved and the class is now an important part of my weekly routine. The teacher is great. She creates a really calm and positive atmosphere.” (Quote from a female attendee in her 50s.)

What to expect

Yoga for Health classes are suitable for beginners and those with some previous yoga experience. To take part in the classes you will be required to get on and off the floor. You can complete the classes either barefoot or in socks. For hygiene reasons it is recommended that you bring your own yoga mat.

During the sessions the instructor will guide you through a series of movements, poses, breathing techniques and strength exercises. For some poses they will offer different options that you can try depending on your level of flexibility. You are welcome to take a break to rest at any point during the class.

You should wear something comfortable that you can easily move around in. You should bring a bottle of water and any emergency medications with you i.e. asthma inhalers, GTN sprays, dextrose tablets (as required).

More information

Yoga for Health classes are held weekly at Meadows Community Centre on Arbury Road, The Fields Nursery School on Galfrid Road and Nightingale Pavilion on Nightingale Recreation ground. For dates and times visit the Get Moving Cambridge booking website

You can start attending the classes at any time but booking is essential. You can book on to individual sessions or book a block of multiple sessions (for a reduced amount). To book your place visit the Get Moving Cambridge booking website

Get Moving Cambridge run a wide range of activities that are good for wellbeing. Visit their website for more information. To stay up to date with what’s on offer you can also sign up to their monthly newsletter.

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There is a small fee per class. The classes are designed to be affordable. See the booking website for more information.

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You may be able to attend this class for up to 3 weeks for free if you are a member of Invigorate (a programme offering free and low cost activity sessions for those experiencing mental health challenges) or if you are referred to the class through Healthy You. See the booking website for more information.

How to contact

Where to go

Meadows Community Centre
299 Arbury Road

The Fields Children's Centre
Galfrid Road
Cambridge CB5 8ND

Nightingale Pavilion
Nightingale Avenue

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