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.
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: