The Yoga Club meets every Friday morning at 10am in Raphael Park, Main Road, Gidea Park RM2 5EB. This week (24th June) they are starting at the Bandstand with a gentle yoga taster of standing poses, sequences and breath work. There will also be a short meditation walk followed by coffee and chat in Raphael’s Restaurant/Café for those who want it.

There’s no charge for the yoga session although donations in aid of First Step ( are welcome. A small contribution of £3 is required for those who go to the café to cover costs including a hot or cold drink and worksheets.

The Yoga Club is suitable for everyone including complete beginners. It’s a unique opportunity to try out yoga in a friendly group and explore some of the philosophy and ideas which underpin this ancient practice.
Full details on the Body and Soul website ( or you can email

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