To do at home! Complete at your own pace at times that suit you. All content is delivered in video format and voice recordings...

These gentle chair-based sessions will focus on breath awareness and the benefits of breath led movement. Relaxing and restorative, using flowing movements to help melt away tension in the body and mind.

Sessions aim to create space for the breath and prana to flow - bringing to each practitioner a sense of holistic movement, conscious breathing, plus body and energy awareness. Audio segments will focus on breath awareness techniques, visualisation exercises and relaxation.

Suitable for all, but specifically tailored for the over 65’s and participants with neurological conditions.

What you need: A sturdy, hard chair with a back to support your posture. Wear comfy clothes and drink plenty of water throughout.

See also – class access info below.

Tutor: Julie Hand

With a background in fitness and dance and a Reiki II practitioner, Julie’s focus is on the therapeutic aspects of conscious movement and breath to promote health, well-being and peace of mind.

Qualified with the British Wheel of Yoga and teaching since 2003, she has since spent time studying the principles of Tibetan Yoga and works to incorporate the philosophy of Kum Nye Tibetan Healing Movement into the practice. Julie has focussed her yoga sharing on breath awareness and using it as a tool for improved well-being, relaxation and calming of the nervous system – often working on a one-to-one basis with people suffering with stress and its associated symptoms.

Julie’s teaching style is breath-led, incorporating flow and rhythm, to impart a sense of ‘Being’ in one’s body. Finding her way to the Parkinson’s Dance Science Model in 2016 was a complete joy.

Tickets: £15 (for six sessions)

These sessions are FREE for care homes, please contact for more information.

Book your space for the Online Class: Gentle and Chair Based Yoga with Hampshire Cultural Trust's Forest Arts Centre, New Milton now!

Class access information

This class is delivered using pre-recorded video content and written resources that are available to you on demand, at a time that suits you. You will have access to these resources from the week of 18 May 2020 until 31 July 2020. If you are booking prior to the week of 18 May you will be notified via email when this content is available. If you are booking after the week of 18 May you will have access to this content straight away.

Each video for this class is designed to follow on from the other. There are six videos in total, each running for approximately 30 minutes each.

To access your class content you will need a device with an internet connection and speakers – a computer, laptop, phone or tablet should do the job. The content will be hosted on a private webpage. We will email you a link to the webpage to give you access, so please make sure your email address is correct at time of booking. An optional private Facebook group has also been set up for participants in this class to give you somewhere to talk to each other and share your work. Details of this group will also be sent to you via email.

If you have any issues accessing your class our team is on standby to help. Simply email us at

- This online class programme is a pilot -


Please take care when moving, make sure you have a phone nearby or that someone is with you. Please be aware of any hazards such has ornaments that could be knocked over or trip hazards. Please stop moving if you feel pain or discomfort and make sure you have sought medical advice from your Doctor. All movement can be done seated. Please wear comfortable footwear and do not wear socks on slippery surfaces such as laminate floor. Wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing which is easy to move around in. Follow the teacher’s directions as per the video. We cannot accept responsibility for any injuries, loss or damage that maybe caused when following the movement. It is the viewers responsibility to look after their own safety and be sensible when moving and the viewer shall take part at his/hers own risk.

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