Positive Movement

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Positive Movement, a programme designed for older people, is for anyone who is frail and/or at risk of falls, for those who experience mobility issues or a physical disability, for people living with a limiting long-term illness and for carers.

Please click here for a full list of our Positive Movement sessions available in Hertfordshire

Positive Movement is based upon a form of Yoga (called “Adaptive Yoga”) developed in America especially for people whose disability prevent them from experiencing the benefits which can be derived from traditional Yoga postures.  We have integrated this technique with the principles of the Alexander Technique – an approach that teaches people how to make changes in posture and simple movements so as to minimize pain and chronic muscle strain – which we have used with groups of older people for several decades with great success. Read the history of Positive Movement here.

Participants, in small groups of about 10 people, learn techniques for improving and maintaining strength, flexibility, balance and co-ordination (thus helping to prevent falls) and have an opportunity, immediately following the structured class session, to meet new people and socialise over a cup of tea with their peers. Click here to read the benefits of taking a class.

Positive Movement tutors are all highly qualified, experienced Yoga teachers who have undertaken an extensive training programme designed and delivered by our Positive Movement trainers.

Read our participant testimonials here.

Positive Movement Plus NEW!

Following the success of the Positive Movement programme, we are running a duplicate class, called Positive Movement Plus, for those people who work and can’t access the daytime sessions. These classes run on a Tuesday evening from 18:00-19.30. The one hour of gentle exercise is followed by ½ hour of social time over a hot drink.

 

Tutor: Lorna Chambers

13 weeks – last class 12 December
Half term 24 October

The class is held at the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living.

For further information about the programme, or if a family member, friend, patient or client wishes to join a Positive Movement class, please email: positivemovement@letchworthcentre.org or call the team on 01462 678804.

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