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New community led yoga focus at Carlisle venue

Increased demand for yoga classes in Carlisle has seen a local community centre grow its offering in recent weeks.

Currock House Community Centre is situated in the heart of its community and offers a wide range of activities and services to local residents, the public and businesses.

Tish Fisher manages the centre and has recently overseen a programme of upgrades to the centre’s building and facilities; “We’re pleased to announce that our yoga team has grown and now includes four exceptional yoga tutors, all delivering a unique service to their clientele.

“In addition to Caroline does Yoga, we would like to welcome Keren Glover, Martyn Blacklock and Emily Hoyle of Nourish Yoga.”

With a range of sessions from Pregnancy Yoga, Men’s yoga, Yoga for Mental Wellbeing and even Yoga for Triathletes, there’s something for everyone through the week’s timetable.

Emily Hoyle of Nourish Yoga runs ante- and post-natal yoga sessions: “Currock House was the perfect choice for Nourish Yoga’s community classes as they get bigger – Tish and the team have been so welcoming. The free parking, easy access, modern facilities and spacious rooms make it a great place for pregnant ladies and new mums with babies to attend.”

Yoga builds core strength, improves balance, flexibility and posture amongst so many other physical health benefits. It is also a relaxing and rejuvenating activity which improves mental wellbeing, reduces stress, improves sleep and so much more.

Caroline Robinson has been teaching at Currock House for over a year: “For me, yoga isn’t just an hour of physical activity, it has so many other life enhancing benefits such as better sleep, focus and concentration. There is also something really important about coming together every week and experiencing that sense of community that can be so elusive in modern life.”

Keren Glover’s Tuesday evening group focusses on relaxation and flexibility while Martyn Blacklock’s session is for those training for an endurance race or looking to supplement a regular cardio routine.

“Yoga has been proven to take training to another level as well as holistically improving well-being. My Wednesday evening class is physically demanding, helping athletes to strengthen all muscle groups and build better balance and flexibility.” – Martyn Blacklock.

Currock House Community Centre specialises in Health & Wellbeing activities. Services include: Yoga; Young at Heart exercise class; tai chi; booty camp; art classes (both tutored and freelance); ad hoc cookery sessions; monthly lunch club; Intensive Care Unit get togethers and Health Visitor baby clinics.  The centre is also home to local businesses Fit2Work (Occupational Therapy) and Bare Kitchen (freshly made, healthy meals delivered direct to your door).

For a full timetable of classes, and more information visit www.currockcommunitycentre.org.uk or call 01228 591868.

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