PLEASE NOTE CLASS TIME CHANGE. NOW 4-5PM.
Same day and venue.
Yoga for ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia at the Jubilee Centre, Bolton, BL1 3DX
Every Tuesday afternoon between 4pm-5pm. Please arrive around 10-15mins early to get settled.
Classes are free due to funding kindly provided by Bolton CVS/ BIG Bolton Fund
About Our Weekly Yoga Sessions
The whole programme has been designed to cater for the physical range of the average ME/CFS/FM sufferer. You must be a member of our group to attend the yoga sessions. This costs £8 per year. A carer (the person who brought you, a family member, etc), may also attend for free. Yoga mats, blocks, etc provded. Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Our yoga classes have been running for over 10 years now and we are extremely grateful for the grants which have enabled us to do this, so thank you!
For further information you can contact our instructor, Lisa on 0770 803 66 36 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia, our tutor up until recently wrote about the sessions:
The body loves to stretch, lengthen, expand and move in meaningful ways. It also loves to relax, to rest and breathe deeply.
Yoga (meaning "to unite") is a health system that supports the body's wish for well-being, balance and comfort. Yoga helps us to explore and achieve this and, with regular practice, to maintain it.
Yoga postures are timeless and therapeutic. It is different from most practices in that there is the significant and beneficial connection of movement with breath. Every inhale and exhale corresponds to flowing movements the same duration as the breath. As we allow our breath to naturally expand and lengthen, our movements become full and free to experience a wonderful sense of relaxation, rejuvenation and restoration (the 3 Rs of Yoga). We learn with Yoga to elongate and extend rather than to push and pull. The practice is effortless and without strain.
Our one-hour session (3.15-4.15 pm) takes place every Tuesday afternoon at the Jubilee Centre in a warm, clean, sun-filled room with low lighting.
We begin with several minutes of relaxation, mindfulness and expansion of the breath followed by a gentle series of sitting, kneeling and standing postures linking breath with movement and movement with breath, all of which you take at your own pace.
There are modified versions of all postures which are presented from Levels 1,2 and 3 for your comfort, safety and enjoyment.
Mats, blocks, small yoga balls and bolsters are provided. Bring a blanket if you feel you will need to cover yourself during relaxation.
Regular attendee Pam says: "I would recommend our yoga sessions to everyone. You are always welcome, even if all you can do is to lie on the mat and enjoy a peaceful hour switched off from the cares and worries of the day, we relax and do mindful breathing for about 15 to 20 minutes. Then Julia takes us through gentle stretches and movements, but of course you do as much or as little as you feel able. We finish with another shorter relaxation before going home. I find it very helpful in keeping me supple and not stiffening up. Hope to see you there."
Use the postcode BL1 3DX for Sat-Nav/Google Maps. The Jubilee Centre is located in Halliwell (in the north west quarter of Bolton Town Centre) at the western end of Darley Street (which has been converted into a cul-de-sac). The Darley Street cul-de-sac is located off Eskrick Street, and Eskrick Street runs between Halliwell Road [A6099] and Chorley Old Road [B6226].
However Eskrick Street becomes Avenue Street at the Chorley Old Road [B6226] end. In fact the two meet very close to Darley Street.
Therefore for those of you travelling in from the north down Halliwell Road [A6099] take Eskrick Street, and for those of you travelling in from the south along Chorley Old Road [B6226] take Avenue Street. The Jubilee Centre to located approximately half way between Haliwell Road [A6099] and Chorley Old Road [B6226].
To get directions from your location, go to www.maps.google.co.uk, search for BL1 3DX and click "Get Directions".