Yoga Norton- Chair Yoga and Gentle Exercise

Yoga Norton

Chair Based Yoga and Exercise in

Norton, Stockton-on-Tees.

**Main Picture of Norton Duck Pond sourced from Stephen Hornsey, a talented local photographer***

The NHS recommends you should do 120-150 moderate exercise every week and do some form of physical activity every day, especially as we get older.
It is recommended that we should also do exercises that focus on strength and flexibility twice a week.

AMALAwellness – Young at heart,

active for life!

AMALAwellness’ Mission:

To transform lives and promote healthier communities by connecting people through Yoga, Meditation and Gentle Movement.

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
– C.S Lewis

We offer low impact, chair based yoga and exercise classes suitable for those looking to be more active and enjoy older life.

***Try Your first class on the house! ***

Why not secure your place in our new wonderful ‘Keep Moving Teesside’ Class in Ingleby Barwick, or Norton? The 1st class is on the house! Come see why people are joining our ever growing community.

I’m really excited to be offering ‘Keep Moving Teesside’ Chair Yoga and Exercise Classes in Norton and Stockton-on-Tees.

‘Keep Moving Teesside!’ Exercise classes are designed for those who need a gentler form of exercise, combining Chair based Yoga with strength work, balance exercises, aerobic and strength exercises. Exercises can be done seated, with chair support or free standing, making them accessible to anyone! Anyone is welcome to our classes. They are really social and fun and have a good sense of comraderie.

Classes are designed to help look after your physical and mental well-being coming out of lockdown and beyond.

As we approach the transition period of lockdown restrictions easing, the end is hopefully in sight. Preparing to look after physical and mental wellbeing in this transition period is as important as ever.
Our gentle movement and exercise classes and Hatha Yoga classes help to improve:

  • Flexibility
  • Mobility
  • Balance
  • Aerobic Fitness
  • Strength
  • Mental Wellbeing

We believe no matter what age or ability, we will be able to help you improve your physical and mental wellbeing. We also combine postures and movements with the breath. This makes the practice a work-in as much as a work-out. Simple meditation techniques and homework mean you can incorporate what you learn in class into your life.

We use pom poms to help improve aerobic fitness and mobility and exercise bands to strengthen shoulders, back, chest, arms and legs.
We also use special spiky ‘hedgehog balls’ to improve shoulder mobility and strengthen inner thighs, grip and wrist strength. Using equipment is really fun and our class members love the variety it brings.

Purchase equipment for your home practice.

You can purchase equipment to practice at home, just let your teacher know if you are interested and we can put an order in for you.

Exercise bands, pom poms (X2) and hedgehog balls are £5.00 each.

– Where are classes available? –

Join us on Mondays in Norton.

Location: The Glebe Community Centre, Norton, Stockton-on-Tees.
Price: £5.00 a class (Booking essential due to Covid Restrictions)
Time: Mondays 3:15-4:15pm.

Join us on Fridays in Ingleby Barwick.

Location: The Hub Community Centre, The Rings, Ingleby Barwick.
Price: £5.00 a class (Booking essential due to Covid Restrictions)
Time: Fridays 1:30-2:30pm.

Price –
£5.00 per class, can pay as you go or pay for a block of lessons.

For information and bookings….

For more information and bookings, please contact us using the following:

Facebook: AmalaTeesside

Or you can use our contact form here.

About The author:

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Aimee is a Yoga, Meditation and Move It or Lose It! teacher in located in Middlesbrough, England, UK. Aimee teaches in Norton, Stockton, Middlesbrough, Guisborough and Redcar and Cleveland, as well as offering online classes.

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  1. Kuntala says:

    This is a wonderful way for people with limited mobility and strength to keep their bodies in shape. Thank you for sharing this with all of us.

  2. I have been doing Yoga for 2 months now and I though yeah this is easy! But man I have never sweat like this before even when Im at the gym! So yeah this is such a nice initiative!

  3. Christine Ferguson says:

    Thank you , I’m not sure when the first class is at the Glebe. I’m thinking May 17th due to restrictions before?

    1. Yes it will be 17th of May 😊🙏

  4. Bryan Carey says:

    I like that these classes take a gentler approach. This is helpful to those of us who haven;t done much moving around in a while.

  5. Angela says:

    Such a great article for community. Thanks for sharing with us

  6. Awesome. How nice that there is a gentle yoga for people with limited mobility. This is going to help a lot so that they can get some energy back. Love that the price for the classes are very reasonable too.

  7. Rosey says:

    My daughter in law swears by yoga. Her mother has been a teacher for years (of Yoga).

  8. Gervin Khan says:

    Wow, this is so nice and I love the idea of giving a gentle way of doing yoga to those people who have limited mobility. I am going to share this with others, thank you!

  9. rhianwestbury says:

    Gentle yoga sounds like my kind of thing, something to build up to doing something more powerful x

  10. You are offering such great classes! I will have to check on the online offerings although I work better in-person. Thank you for sharing!

  11. How fun! I have always wanted to go to a yoga class!

  12. Brianne says:

    I love that these classes make it easier for folks to get fit. There are people out there who don’t realize that they have a fitness option.

  13. angela says:

    I really want yo learn more about yoga!I always struggle to do but not sure why!

  14. Kerri says:

    This sounds like a fantasic class! It’s’ so important for seniors to stay healthy, but it can be hard for them.

  15. Great info and an interesting offer. Thank you!

  16. Scott says:

    It’s true. Physical wellbeing leads to mental wellbeing. And vice versa. A healthy cycle that doesn’t have to be strenuous!

  17. Anas says:

    yoga is so important for overall healthy wellbeing and helps us being mindful. Thanks for sharing this lovley post.

  18. Lily says:

    I would need this kind of gentle yoga. I am very new so I would love to try these classes for myself!

  19. crisshex88 says:

    Yoga is truly an incredible practice for the body and soul and in fact, at all ages, with various levels, you should try your hand!

  20. Alexis says:

    What a fun program. I hope it is a huge success for you and the participants.

  21. Gentle yoga is such a great class, it means many more people can benefit from the classes but in a low impacting way

  22. What a fab idea. Some people can’t do intense yoga so this is a great alternative and a way to get healthy x

  23. Gervin Khan says:

    Love this! Spread positive and healthy living! Thanks for sharing this.

  24. In my country, just as things were easing to be more relaxed, a Covid-surge came and were back in lockdown.

    I miss working out with other people. Yoga sounds good, too.

  25. Puneet Kaur says:

    Thank you so much for offering these classes. Gentle yoga seems great for beginners. Will definitely recommend your classes to my friends!

  26. Such great classes I wish I was into Yoga

  27. Emily Fata says:

    You’ve definitely shared some really great information here. I learned a lot about this just by reading your article. 🙂

  28. bye:myself says:

    I haven’t tried gentle yoga yet – I’ve always practiced power yoga. However, since at this moment, I’m not so very fit, this might be a valid option.

  29. This sounds like a great class. I have never tried yoga, but it would be nice to check this out some time.

  30. That’s amazing and offering wonderful classes as well. Thanks for sharing with us this informative post.

  31. Amila says:

    This is great for the community.Yoga is helpful in both physically and spiritually.Thanks for offering these classes.

  32. Chesz D says:

    Wow. Hope you do an online class or YouTube videos for this so the people in other parts of the country could watch.

  33. Kenneth says:

    Yoga ~wish we have it here in our community soon. In the city or metro, a lot of classes are being done and it’s quiet expensive so my wife would just check out free youtube videos on it instead. Thanks for sharing here

  34. Romy says:

    This is such a great post. I’d love seeing the seniors keep active and fit with all types of yoga especially chair yoga, love it!

  35. Deborah says:

    I have only been introduced to yoga recently via the Ring Fit Adventure Game from Nintendo Switch. I’m loving them so far.

  36. Alyssa says:

    Yoga has definitely help me in terms of getting clarity in my head as well as having a good effect in my physical appearance. Will share about your class with my friends!

  37. Kira says:

    I’d love to find a yoga class close to me , for the mean time I will continue doing it at home 🙂

  38. aisasami says:

    I have to share this my mom as she loves doing chair exercises. I think she will like yoga too!

  39. Nyxinked says:

    Yoga is honestly one of the best things I’ve ever come across for my over all wellness. I’m awful at stretching, but with yoga it forces me to, which helps to loosen my muscles. Plus, much like you’ve mentioned, you can take it as easy as you want.

  40. ebonynrobinson says:

    I love the yoga schedule and prices outlined here. I’ve been searching for yoga options for weeks. I will try out your recommendations!

  41. marjiemare says:

    I definitely will benefit from these awesome classes. Lately, I have let myself down and I know in the past yoga has helped me.

  42. sumit says:

    i would definitely recommend all participants to join these yoga classes for their usefulness and importance can never understated

  43. Prajakta says:

    Yoga is really helpful, it helps me relax and stay focused. This is a very good program for people interested in yoga. I would definitely recommend it to people.

  44. I wish there was something like this around where I live. I have not seen any place that does chair yoga.

  45. Lily says:

    I love the move it or lose it program. Great incentive to work out

  46. I love yoga….at least, what I’ve heard, read and seen about it. I’m yet to do it, myself!

  47. Chair yoga is an excellent idea for those with limited mobility. I love the idea of this. I also love gentle yoga myself

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