Restorative Yoga class – living with fatigue

Next class – Wednesday, 5 February 2020

  • To include gentle yoga practice and meditation
  • Monthly class on Wednesday afternoon, 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm
  • £10 per class (concession rate available)
  • Location: The Loft, Yanley Court (stair access only)

This is yoga class is suitable for people who are living with fatigue. This will mean different things to different people. Fatigue can have different beginning points:

  • sleepless nights due to being a carer – of someone who depends on you, for example young children, unwell partner
  • chronic stress and/or anxiety hormonal imbalance including the menopause or thyroid issues
  • chronic insomnia
  • illness related – from the illness itself, from the treatment of the illness, recovering from the illness
  • chronic pain
  • ME or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Post traumatic stress disorder

Levels of fatigue vary greatly. Some people manage fatigue by recovering on every day off others have to live their whole life around managing their fatigue. I am commonly told by people with fatigue that the common response from friends and family is ‘oh yes, I’m tired too’. Tiredness tends to be cured by a bit of extra sleep. Fatigue does not. You do not need to have a diagnosis of fatigue to come along. In fact many people hate the label but some find it helpful. It is certainly a catch-all word. If you can relate to the words written here you are welcome to come to the class.

I feel a monthly class is sustainable. People with fatigue in an acute phase find a weekly commitment stressful and sometimes will just feel to unwell to attend. As well as practice there is an opportunity to stay for tea and an opportunity to have a chat. This is not a therapy space as such but can be viewed as therapeutic. An informal support group where ideas are discussed or we just share a cup of tea.

Future dates in 2020:

  • 11 March
  • 22 April

To book your place and/or ask for more information, please contact me