Funded yoga classes for cancer patients and those living with cancer.
Posted: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 17:00
With the support of the Sport England 'Tackling Inequalities Funding' and our partners, Northamptonshire Sport is delighted to offer funded weekly yoga classes at two locations - Ironstone Wellbeing Centre, Kettering, and The OM Studio, Northampton. Classes can also be accessed live online.
To sign up visit: https://www.northamptonshiresport.org/cancer
A survey by Macmillan Research of patients with cancer, and those affected by cancer stated that physical activity is a 'underrated wonder drug' making the case for integrating physical activity into cancer care. In response to the research findings, Northamptonshire Sport is working with Macmillan Cancer, Kettering General Hospital and Northampton General Hospital to deliver a pathway of yoga opportunities.
In addition to the ongoing work on the national Sport England 'Unite the Movement' campaign, Northamptonshire Sport is leading on crucial projects to tackle inequalities and reduce the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on activity levels in those disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
Starting on the week commencing 14th June 2021, The sessions will run on the following days/ times:
- 16.45pm - 17.45pm - Monday - OM Studio and online
- 17.30pm - 18.30pm - Tuesday - Ironstone Wellbeing Centre and online (starting on the 22nd June)
- 12.00pm - 13.00pm - Thursday - OM Studio and online
- 13.00pm - 14.00pm - Friday - Ironstone Wellbeing Centre and online
Matthew Peleszok, Northamptonshire Sports lead on tackling inequalities, said:
"We're excited to be supporting the local community to stay active during COVID -19 restrictions and beyond. As an organisation we have worked hard to ensure that the inequalities gap doesn't widen and we are delighted to have awarded Northamptonshire Health Charity funding to work alongside local partners."
The classes aim to support individuals who have been affected by cancer and people whose quality of life can be maintained or improved through taking part in regular physical activity. The programme is available to patients who have been diagnosed with any cancer type and are pre-treatment, undergoing treatment or post-treatment.