Coronavirus (COVID-19): visiting The Royal Marsden suspended

Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest: Visiting The Royal Marsden is still suspended, but we want to reassure our patients, their families and anyone worried about cancer during this difficult time that we are still delivering treatment - the hospital is open. Please see more information here about how we are keeping everyone safe.

Yoga

Royal Marsden cancer patients can choose to attend up to six yoga sessions at Chelsea or Maggie's in Sutton

Yoga therapy is a gentle activity that equips the individual with tools to aid relaxation, maintain fitness, suppleness and muscle tone, to 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, to book please contact Maggies by phone 020 3982 3141 or via e-mail
  • Chelsea: Fridays, 12-1pm, to book, please call 020 7808 2811

Class sizes are kept small to be sure we can attend closely to people.

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 and bring a bottle of water with you. 

There are currently no costs for attending these classes.

If you would like to find suitable classes that are close to you we suggest that you look for practitioners trained as ‘Yoga Therapists’ that are listed through the British Wheel of Yoga Website

See below for our guided yoga with Juliet Barker:

Guided Yoga with Juliet Barker is provided for general information only and should not be treated as a substitute for professional supervision or advice. This guide does not give medical advice and you should contact a health professional if you are concerned about your health, if a new symptom arises or an existing symptom increases. If you have additional medical conditions, take additional medication or have related concerns and before beginning any exercise regime, please consider consulting your doctor or specialist.