Yoga at NPMC

In our hectic modern world many people are taking ‘time out’ to practice yoga - a system of philosophy that originated in India 5,000 years ago. Everyone can practice yoga, regardless of age, sex or ability.


Yoga offers us a holistic approach to body, mind and spirit, which can provide us with the ‘tools’ to cope with the challenges of daily life. Yoga can also complement medical science and therapy for specific conditions. 


We have a variety of different Yoga classes here at NPMC.  Classes are led by an instructor with a huge amount of experience and class size is limited to make sure you receive close attention from your instructor throughout each class.  Details about the different classes and how to book are below.


If you are unsure whether Yoga or a particular class would be suitable for you then feel free to call us to discuss this and Yoga instructor will be happy to discuss any questions you may have about the Yoga classes.

The next classes start week commencing 3rd June 2019 

Meet the Specialist

Shirley Cole

Yoga has been an important part of Shirley's daily life since the 1980's. With the intention of passing on to others the knowledge learned and benefits gained with Yoga, she trained as a Hatha Yoga Teacher in 2004/5 with the Inner Healing School of Yoga in Wellingborough.  As a Yoga Teacher Shirley is constantly researching and learning about physical and emotional issues that can develop in our lives and how we can best attain and maintain a healthy mind and body. 

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. Most studies suggest yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance. There is evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for


Improving your flexibility

Building muscle strength

Improving posture

Improves your bone health

Increases your blood flow

Ups your heart rate

Drops your blood pressure

Helps you focus

Relaxes your system

Improves your balance

Releases tension in your limbs

Prevents IBS and other digestive problems

Eases your pain


Yoga improves balance by strengthening your lower body, in particular your ankles and knees, thereby reducing your chances of falling. Yoga is popular with people with arthritis for its gentle way of promoting flexibility and strength. Some research suggests yoga can reduce pain and mobility problems in people with knee osteoarthritis. You are never too old to start Yoga and there are yoga classes for every age group. Yoga is a form of exercise that can be enjoyed from childhood to your advanced years. You do not need to already have a certain level of fitness or flexibility to do our Yoga classes as they are suitable for all abilities and ages.

Classes at NPMC

Hatha Yoga - Wednesdays 7 - 8.30

The Hatha Yoga class is suitable for complete beginners as well as the more experienced, and is suitable for all levels of flexibility and strength as long as you are able to get down and up off of the floor, as all the postures can be adapted to suit individual needs.  

These classes are held at our NPMC@Willen Surgery


Chair Yoga for the less active Thursdays 3.30 - 4.30

The Chair Stretch and Relaxation Class is suitable for people with limited mobility.  We work on keeping joints moving and stretching muscles, as well as Breathing and Relaxation.

Prices and how to book

Chair Yoga classes   - £4 each.

Hatha Yoga classes - £8 each.  

(Classes are run in term time blocks. To book a place the full course must be paid upfront.)

Payment can be made by email link, at the front desk or by phone on the dedicated secure payment line at the top of the page

Terms / conditions


A full term time course must be paid upfront to book a place.

To book a place or discuss joining a Yoga class please call 619912 and ask to speak to Jodie Norris


If  at the time of booking you are unable to make all dates in a term and let us know in advance then we will allow you to miss these classes and not pay for them. (Up to a maximum of 2 classes per term)


If during the term you decide you cannot make a class we cannot refund for this but if there is space in another class you me be able to attend that class inistead for the week.


Yoga enrolement form