Stay active and meet new people
Are you 75 or older, want to connect with others and take part in an online activity such as chair yoga, meditation, Tai chi or light fitness classes?
If the answer is ‘yes’, then register for our new activity groups, launching across West Yorkshire.
Groups will initially be online, with face-to-face groups soon after. The groups will help you stay active and meet new people who are at a similar stage in life to you.
Led by an instructor, each group will take part in a gentle activity and there will be plenty of time for a chat afterwards.
Taster classes starting during the week of 29 November
- Tuesday 30 November 2021: 6pm to 7pm
- Thursday 2 December 2021: 11am to midday
- Thursday 9 December 2021: 11am to midday
Followed by a second round of taster classes starting in January 2022:
- Tuesday 11 January 2022: 6pm to 7pm
- Thursday 13 January 2022: 11am to midday
- Tuesday 18 January 2022: 11am to midday
Our first groups in West Yorkshire start during the week of 29 November 2021. We’ll begin with mindfulness and Tai Chi, followed by chair yoga. The taster session will repeat in early January 2022. These are taster sessions for you to try before you sign up to the full eight-week courses which will be available from February 2022 onwards. Following the sessions, you can expect to feel better connected, have an improved sense of wellbeing and improved physical health.
Here’s a little more about the sessions.
Mindfulness – one hour including optional socialising at the end
You will spend 40 minutes practicing calming breathing techniques and mindful meditation body scan skills, all of which can be used anytime and anywhere once you have learnt the basics.
Chair yoga – one hour including optional socialising at the end
Chair yoga helps keep you flexible, develops stamina and maintains good posture. Conscious breathing techniques help to reduce anxiety and provides moments of quiet and calm.
Tai Chi – one hour including optional socialising at the end
Tai Chi consists of gentle and fluid movements in sequence. Benefits include improved mood, flexibility, balance and an increase in strength and wellness.
Register your interest
By registering your interest and letting us know what activities you are keen to try you will be helping us plan ahead.
Exercising together online gives me a real boost.