Seated yoga to music

Our popular Gentle seated yoga is an accessible activity suitable for people living with a range of mobility and/or health challenges. Carefully designed to promote self-care whilst improving physical and mental wellbeing, the activity offers a gentle way to ease back into exercise.

Absolute beginners are warmly welcomed, and no special clothing or equipment is required. Sessions are free, with an optional donation of up to £5. Participants are welcome to bring along a partner, friend or carer.

In each session, participants are led through gentle movements and poses to relaxing music, with all activity taking place seated on a chair. The lead practitioner will invite everyone to adapt how they engage according to their own individual need, offering a range of options to choose from. Afterwards there is time to unwind and connect socially over a free cuppa or cool drink. 

“Going to Gentle classes helps me maintain my flexibility and movement. It’s invaluable ‘time out’ from my family carer responsibilities, and very motivating to have a physical activity I can do. The relaxation at the end is very calming, a little oasis. So, all round health and well-being benefits.”

Gentle participant

Our Gentle Woodbridge group is led by Imogen Hayward, a Hatha yoga teacher specialising in seated yoga. Recipient of Active Suffolk’s Unsung Hero Award 2022, Imogen believes that bringing back movement to the body is incredibly beneficial, and yoga should be accessible to everybody.

Imogen is supported by multi-talented practitioner Grace Wellfare, who also leads our Saxmundham group.

Once a month, a musician joins us to provide live musical accompaniment for the session.

“Gentle makes me feel positive about myself and what I now can accomplish in mobility.”

Gentle participant

Current programme

Online via Zoom – every Monday 13:00 – 14:00

Recommencing Monday 11th Sept 2023. CLICK HERE to register for a Zoom link.

Woodbridge Community Hall Fridays 10:30 – 11:30.

No booking required. Please arrive from 10:15.

8th, 22nd, 29th Sept

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Oct

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th Nov

1st, 8th, 15th Dec

***NEW*** Fromus Community Centre, Saxmundham Mondays 15:30 – 16:30

No booking required. Please arrive from 15:15.

11th, 25th Sept

2nd, 9th, 23rd, 30th Oct

6th, 13th, 27th Nov

4th Dec

Can’t make it to a class, or want to choose when you take part? Access some bite-sized Gentle Yoga videos via our YouTube Playlist.

“We are thoroughly enjoying the yoga, new to us in our 70’s, but a joy. It might be seated but you certainly know you’ve done it! Great fun.”

Gentle participant

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