Seated yoga to music

Our popular Gentle class is delivered 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 welcomes complete beginners to the classes which are carefully designed to promote self-care whilst improving physical and mental wellbeing. Sessions are completely free to attend, do not require pre-booking or any special clothes or equipment.

“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

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

Gentle participant
Harpist Xenia Horne providing live musical accompaniment to a Gentle class at Woodbridge Community Hall
Once a month, a musician joins us to provide live musical accompaniment for the session.

In each session, participants are led through a gentle movement and class to relaxing music, with all activity taking place seated on a chair. There is also time to unwind and connect socially over a cuppa or cool drink after the activity. Sessions are free, with an optional donation.

Participants are welcome to bring along a partner, friend or carer.

“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

For any questions about the sessions, or to sign up for Monday lunchtime Zoom sessions, please email us at

March-April 2023 session times:

Woodbridge Community Hall, Fridays 10:30 – 12:00

3rd, 10th & 17th March (no sessions on 24th or 31st)

7th, 14th, 21th & 28th April (includes a session on Good Friday)

Online via Zoom, Mondays 13:00 – 14:00

6th, 13th, 20th & 27th March

3rd, 17th & 24th April (no session on Easter Monday)

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