Successful start for Park Yoga in Kidderminster

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Kat Gibby teaching Park Yoga

Over 120 people have enjoyed the new free Park Yoga scheme in Brinton Park in Kidderminster during its opening weeks. 

Active Herefordshire & Worcestershire, and Worcestershire County Council’s Public Health team, have worked together to bring Park Yoga to the town.

The event has proven really popular, helped to increase exercise activity provision and bring the community together.

The sessions are gentle and at a level that everyone can access or adapt easily. 

Everyone is welcome, regardless of age, background, or ability and it’s completely free. Children are welcome along with parents or carers.

The Park Yoga season, hosted by ONSIDE, runs until 15 September. Trained instructor, Kat from Lucky Kat Yoga, delivers the outdoor yoga sessions every Sunday from 9:30am – 10:30am. 

Kat Gibby, from Lucky Kat Yoga who runs the sessions said
“I’m really pleased with how the sessions have gone so far. We have had lots of people coming to have a go at yoga for the first time. Being able to do a headstand is not a requirement! People often say they are not flexible enough to practice yoga, but you don't need to be! If you have always wanted to try yoga, but haven’t dared to, then this is the class for you. I would love to see you there this summer!”

Feedback for the first few sessions has been really positive. 

One Park Yoga Kidderminster participant was really grateful for their experience at the session, they said: “It was a really beautiful practice, thank you.”

Another person commented: “It was my first session and will definitely be going again.”

The Park Yoga charity support free weekly outdoor yoga sessions getting people moving and connecting with nature.

Councillor David Ross, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “It has been wonderful to hear that the first few sessions of Park Yoga in Brinton Park have been so well attended. I’m really pleased our Public Health team have been working alongside our partners to increase the number of local opportunities for accessing nature and improving both your physical and mental health.”

Councillor Ben Brookes, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Operational Services said:
“It is wonderful that we have been able to bring Park Yoga to Brinton Park and that by working with our partners we can use our outdoor spaces in this way. The sessions are open to all and its free, so everyone can join in, and it brings the local community together.”

The new Park Yoga project is a joined-up collaboration between Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire, ONSIDE, Natural England, Worcestershire County Council, and Wyre Forest District Council. 

ONSIDE is a charity that provide a range of services aimed at ensuring everyone can live their best life possible. For more information please visit the Onside Advocacy website.

For more information on Park Yoga, please visit the Park Yoga in Kidderminster pages of the Park Yoga website.