Yoga

Royal Marsden cancer patients can choose to attend up to six yoga sessions at Chelsea, Sutton or the William Rous Unit in Kingston

Yoga therapy is a gentle activity that equips the individual with tools to aid relaxation, maintain fitness, suppleness and muscle tone and energise both mind and body.

The yoga therapist will guide you through a series of gentle movements, breathing practices and relaxation techniques. These are usually practised lying on a mat on the floor, so it is important that you can get on and off the floor.

You will need permission from your medical team if you wish to attend and should seek medical advice if a new symptom arises or an existing symptom increases.

Further information

We can offer you up to six sessions that last for up to one hour. Sessions are held at:

  • Sutton: Thursdays, 1pm-2pm, physiotherapy gym, Richard Wells Rehabilitation Dept, 3rd floor West Wing
  • Chelsea: Fridays, 12-1pm, physiotherapy gym, please report to Therapy Reception, 1st floor Markus Wing
  • Kingston: Thursdays, 11am-12pm, William Rous Unit

Each class can take up to six people but overall size will vary weekly.

Mats are provided, but please bring something warm to cover you during relaxation and make sure you wear loose, comfortable clothing. Please eat only lightly in the two hours before the session.

A CD is available to support you to continue after the sessions.

These sessions are currently free to attend as they are paid for by the Friends of The Royal Marsden in Sutton. If you would like to, you are welcome to make a voluntary contribution to cover the cost of the session.

To book, please contact the Therapy Reception at Chelsea on 020 7808 2811, Sutton on 020 8661 3028 or Kingston on 020 8973 5001.