Free Park Yoga sessions in Exeter

Park Yoga has come to Exeter for the first time – with free sessions for all ages and abilities taking place at Heavitree Pleasure Ground.

Organisers have decided to expand to the city this summer after enjoying success in other places across the South West.

Free classes will take place on Sundays from 10am to 11am until September 1. The first took place today (Sunday, June 2).

The sessions are idea for anyone looking to experience yoga for the first time, try a new class or just enjoy practising in natural surroundings.

Local instructor Tina Jeffery, who will be leading the Park Yoga Exeter classes, said: “This is a great way to start your Sunday. I’m looking forward to getting the Exeter community moving with nourishing stretches, mindful movement and some optional challenges for those who want it. I aim to make it accessible and fun for everyone and leave you feeling uplifted, relaxed and rejuvenated.”

Park Yoga Heavitree is supported by Park Life Heavitree.

The Fine Family Foundation, which supports charitable bodies working in the environment, the arts, education and health is funding the community project.

Bringing community together

“Everyone is invited, including children, and all abilities are welcome. There’s no need to book; just bring your mat, towel or just yourself, and be part of something great,” said Sibyl King, director of the Fine Family Foundation.

Ben Hunt, trustee and community project manager at Park Life Heavitree, said: “We are thrilled that Park Yoga will be taking place in Heavitree Pleasure Ground. It is another fantastic way to bring the local community together for a free event which anyone can come along to.”

(Katie Burden, administrator at the Fine Family Foundation, added: “We have seen Park Yoga grow in popularity over the last two years and are excited to be able to bring free outdoor yoga sessions to new locations for 2019.

“We hope that Park Yoga Heavitree is just as successful and encourages both people that are new to yoga and those that regularly practice to improve their health and wellbeing in natural surroundings.”

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