Bedford Borough Council celebrates a successful Yoga and Wellbeing in the Park event

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Over 400 Bedford Borough residents gathered in Bedford Park for the fifth annual Yoga and Wellbeing in the Park event on Sunday 9 June. Organised by the Bedford Borough Council Sports Development Team, the free day offered a vibrant mix of yoga sessions, wellness activities, and a chance to connect with the community.

"The atmosphere in the park was truly fantastic," said Amy Stevens, Sports Development Officer at Bedford Borough Council. "We saw people of all ages and abilities participating in yoga sessions, trying out sound baths and laughter yoga, and simply enjoying the beautiful surroundings.  It was a wonderful day for promoting mental and physical wellbeing in Bedford Borough."

The event featured a diverse range of 18 free Yoga and wellbeing sessions, led by qualified instructors. Participants enjoyed Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, and more, with options suitable for all levels.  Beyond yoga, attendees explored alternative wellness activities such as sound baths, laughter yoga, and mindful games for children.

In addition to the yoga and activities, the Wellbeing Information Desk provided valuable resources and advice from local mental health services and charities. Visitors learned about regular weekly activities focused on improving mental health and wellbeing, as well as self-help concepts and other available services.

Amy went on to say, "The expanded line-up of sessions and activities this year ensured there was something for everyone. We're thrilled that the event continues to be such a popular part of our summer calendar."

Bedford Borough Council is committed to creating a vibrant and healthy community for all residents. The Council organises a variety of events and programs throughout the year to promote physical and mental wellbeing learn more at

Yoga and Wellbeing in the Park this year was part of the national Great Big Green Week programme, highlighting the importance of green spaces for our health and wellbeing. Discover all the events planned for Great Big Green Week locally this week at

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