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Gentle and Chair Based Yoga (Spring 2020)

This gentle chair-based session will introduce breath awareness and the benefits of breath led movement.  Gentle 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 ~ aiming to bring to each practitioner a sense of holistic movement, conscious breathing, plus body and energy awareness. Supported standing and mat options.  Suitable for all.

Pay as your go option available as well as termly booking, although this is a popular class so book fast!

What to wear and what to bring?

Comfy clothes and plenty of water, chairs and mats will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own.

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We have many classes designed for wellbeing, if dance isn't for you, we have:

Music Therapy

Parkinson's Dance 

Parkinson's Walks

Creative Cafe's designed to tackle loneliness and get your creative juices flowing!

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.

Book your space for Gentle and Chair Based Yoga at Hampshire Cultural Trust's Forest Arts Centre, New Milton now!

Term: Wednesday 8 January – 1 April (no class w/c 17 February).

Photo credit: Redmanhatten

  • Gentle and Chair Based Yoga (Spring 2020)

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