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Free yoga classes in Knaresborough for unemployed

Free yoga classes in Knaresborough for unemployed

Published by Harry Long at 1:50pm 25th February 2020.

A charity in Knaresborough is offering free yoga classes for people who are unemployed or out of work.  

  • The Yorkshire Yoga and Therapy Centre are offering free yoga classes for people who are unemployed. 
  • The free programme is funded by EU community grants.  
  • The yoga classes on Wednesday follow employability sessions, which help people with finding work.   

The classes are run by the Yorkshire Yoga and Therapy Centre.   They will run for 10 weeks, starting tomorrow.  Alongside the yoga, the charity is offering sessions on work-related skills in order to help people back into employment.

The programme is free and is funded by EU community grants.   

All classes at held at Yorkshire Yoga's site on Halfpenny Close in Knaresborough and will help participants boost their health and wellbeing, gain confidence and find a job. 

Yorkshire Yoga and Therapy Centre
Yorkshire yoga and Therapy Centre

 

The classes are held on Wednesdays, with the employability sessions running from 10.15 until 11.45 and the yoga classes from 11.45 until 12.45.   

CEO of Yorkshire Yoga, Chris Cox, explains how the classes work:

"People come along and we do employability first and a yoga session after, for our Wednesday sessions. They'll come in and it may be that one week they're doing CV skills or interview questions.  It's a very informal setting, a group of people in one of our meeting rooms, and then they'll all go and have a yoga session after."

Rachel Clark, from Yorkshire Yoga, said:

"If you've been out of work or you're looking for a job we all know that can be a really stressful time in life.  Doing Yoga is a wonderful way of using your breath   to re-ground and be more present in your body, so it soothes the central nervous system which can help reduce systems of stress."

You can find out more here.