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Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.

An Overview of Yoga

The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing. The practice originated in India about 5,000 years ago, and has been adapted in other countries in a variety of ways. Yoga is now commonplace in leisure centres, health clubs, schools, hospitals and surgeries.

There are many different types of yoga and yoga inspired practices. Ashtanga, Hatha, Bikram, Yin, Somatic and Restorative - all of which can provide different practices to help with health and wellbeing.

Benefits

Yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance.

Involvement

It's better to start with a class to learn the poses and breathing techniques correctly. With a DVD, there will be nobody to correct your mistakes, which may lead to injury over time. With some experience of being in a class, a DVD can then be helpful for keeping up practice.

Equipment

Al you need it comfortable clothing and a yoga mat.

Facts

On December 11, 2014, The 193-member U.N. General Assembly approved by consensus, a resolution establishing June 21 as 'International Day of Yoga'.

Find Yoga Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Heavenly Fitness

Heavenly Fitness

Unusual Fitness classes for all ages and abilities
Bungee Fitness, Aerial Hoop, Aerial Hammocks, Pre Natal Yoga, Kids Aerial Fitness, Pilates, Silks and more
Membership available but non members welcome

Ash Green Sports Centre

Ash Green Sports Centre

Sports Centre for the community provided by Ash-cum-Ridley Parish Council offering a gym, yoga, gentle exercise, circuit training, badminton, racket ball, squash, tennis and table tennis

The Park Club Chatham

The Park Club Chatham

The Park Club is a charitable company whose focus is to get more people, more active, more often. We have two clubs in Kent, one in Chatham and one in Ashford. We offer group exercise classes, a fully equipped gym, functional training area & squash court

Tudor Park Marriott Golf and Country Club

Tudor Park Marriott Golf and Country Club

18-hole golf course, practice areas: driving range, putting, chipping. Gym

Sevenoaks Ladies Joggers

Sevenoaks Ladies Joggers

SLJ was set up in 1999 as a women's running cub for all ages & abilities. We now offer Fitball, Yoga, Pilates, Power Walking and Hi Met classes.

Avenue Tennis

Avenue Tennis

Avenue Tennis is a world class facility with 14 multi surface tennis courts, 3 of which are indoors, 5 outdoor clay courts, 2 artificial grass and 4 grass courts. We have 3 badminton/short tennis courts. We have a state of the art gym that offers personal

Europa Gymnastics Centre

Europa Gymnastics Centre

Europa Centre is a state of the art gymnastic centre. We provide pre-school, recreational, elite squad, adult and classes for children with individual needs. We also run gym zone fun sessions for younger children 0-4 yrs every week day. We have a professi

Namaste Kids & Teens Yoga

Namaste Kids & Teens Yoga

Yoga for children ages 2-18yrs. Teaching age appropriate yoga in pre-schools, Primary & secondary.

PilatesCOREuk

PilatesCOREuk

Pilates CORE wants to support and work with those who seek to improve their spine health and mobility. You may suffer from back pain, recovering from an injury, be sat at a desk all day or want to engage in some low impact exercise; Pilates CORE can help.

The Park Club

The Park Club

The Park Club is a charitable company whose focus is to get more people, more active, more often. We have two clubs in Kent, one in Chatham and one in Ashford. We offer many group exercise classes as well a fully equipped gym and functional training area

Pilates with Daisy

Pilates with Daisy

Ran by fitness expert Daisy, focus on good movement and posture with our Pilates classes. Mobilise joints and use your body more efficiently to reduce aches and pains. Conserve energy, become body aware and feel a difference. Call Daisy or Sally on 01795 534 113 and book yourself a taster session. Move better. Live better

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