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The Bedford Sports Awards, which were initiated by Sport Bedford and are supported by a range of local companies, recognise and celebrate the contribution of individuals, clubs and coaches to sports and physical activity locally.

Yoga and Wellbeing in the Park

International Yoga Day * Tuesday 21st June 2022. Bedford Park, near the Pavilion

Mindful Zone

Information and advice available from local mental health services and charities.

Visit the Mindful Zone after your yoga session and speak to the Mindful sport team about regular weekly activity sessions which focus on improving mental health and wellbeing. Plus find information on self-help concepts and the wellbeing service.

Yoga Zone

Free Yoga sessions available.

All welcome and all free!

Description of the Yoga courses below – no booking necessary, just turn up and have a go.

11:00 -11:45 : Soulful Flow Yoga for all ages and abilities with Gen Yoga

Gen's classes draw on her yoga and dance background and include creative flowing sequences and in depth posture work with attention to alignment.  She believes in the power of yoga to create stronger connections between the body, mind and spirit.  Each class is designed to develop both physicality and spirituality. 

11:00 -11:30 : Baby Bonding for babies between 8 weeks and crawling and their parents with Mindfulness and Massage

Join Anne for a fun mix of baby massage, baby yoga and story massage.

12:00 -12:45:  Mindful Slow Yoga for all ages and abilities with Julia K Yoga

Slow paced yoga with attention to your breath and mindful flow movements to energize your body, mind and bring connection to yourself and nature around you.

13:00 -13:45:  Vinyasa Yoga for all ages and abilities with Peacethruyoga

Rosanna’s class will move you through a sequence designed to get the whole body moving. Vinyasa is a moving meditation with the asanas (poses) designed to move alongside the breath. It will be an all level practice, with some more dynamic options available.

13:15 -14:00 : Mindful Movement for all ages and abilities with Lauren Aimée Yoga

Mindful Movement is a slower floor-based movement practice, inspired by many somatic practices including yoga, allowing those that attend to move from a place within, letting the body speak its mind. It is a slow, creative class, finding new movement pathways and freedom on the mat. No previous movement knowledge is required, all are welcome to join for a mindful movement experience.

14:00 -14:45 : Gentle Vinyasa Flow for all ages and abilities with Dido G Yoga

This is a gentle vinyasa flow style class, linking movement to the breath. Suitable for all.

14:15 -14:45 : Chair Yoga aimed at Over 50 year olds with Lauren Aimée Yoga

Chair Yoga is an entirely seated practice, using the assistance of the chair to strengthen and stretch areas of the body in a way that is gentle and nourishing for both body and mind. This class is ideal for those with limited range of movement but would still like to experience the many benefits of yoga. Under 50’s are more than welcome to attend this session.

15:00 -15:45 : Tibetan Buddhist Yoga for all ages and abilities with Halcyon Yoga

Jacquelyn's class will explore how to release tension by paying kind attention to sensations whilst moving both slowly and vigorously, in order to consciously enhance breath flow and both soothe and stimulate the nervous system. Followed by a guided mind calming single pointed focus meditation.

15:00 - 15:45 : Sound Bath for all ages and abilities with Nathan Sound

Relax while specially chosen instruments are played with the intention of sending you in to a calm space, relaxing the body and slowing down our vibration. This session focuses on brining calmness.

16:00 -16:45:  Zen Yoga for Summer for all ages and abilities with Patrizia Andreana Chand

A Heart-Centred, Mindful Yoga Flow – Suitable to All.

16:15 -16:45 : Mindfulness/Mediation for children for Primary School children and parents/careers with Mindfulness and Massage

Join me for a half an hour full of mindful, fun games where we use all our senses, discover how helpful deep breathing can, and learn more about our feelings and how to balance them.

17:00-17:45 : Heart-Centred Breath-Work and Meditation for all ages and abilities with Patrizia Andreana Chand

Coherent Breathing is when the three main energy centres in the body (abdomen, heart and brain) are in sync, we can experience a sense of deep relaxation, tap into our creativity and find balance. The practice will naturally flow into a guided Meditation and will leave you feeling renewed and calm. This session is suitable for all as can be practiced sitting or lying down.

18:00 -18:45 : Gentle Somatic Yoga for all ages and abilities with Julia K Yoga

Slow movements to retrain the brain and nervous system and to let off old habitual patterns. Freeing the body, increasing on your range of motion and muscular control. With gentle somatic yoga will help you to connect more with your breath, increase on mental focus and, expand your overall internal experience of your yoga practice.

Sports Island at Bedford River Festival

The Bedford River Festival is a bi-annual, high profile community celebration that is recognised as one of the biggest outdoor festivals in the Country. Bedford River Festival has been running for more than 30 years. 

The Sports Island at the Bedford River Festival is located next to one of the main access bridges to the festival. It offers visitors the opportunity to take part in, watch, find out about and enjoy a massive range of sports, health and leisure opportunities.

Attractions include a Sports Stage for displays of dance, gym and martial arts, a huge climbing wall, canoes and rowing boats offer the chance for visitors to try out a new activity. Local gyms, fitness clubs and local sports clubs also promote their programmes and activities.

If you would like to participate please follow this link - River Festival Sports Village.

Junior Aquathlon

The Bedford Junior Aquathlon is a continuous swimming and running event for children in school years 3 to 11 (with variation of lengths and laps according to age).

The next Bedford Junior Aquathlon will take place in October 2022 at Robinson Pool in Bedford Park.

Bookings will open in August – WATCH THIS SPACE!

Find out the full distances each age group will be required to swim and run.

No more entries will be accepted on the day.

Important information for participants:

Email Sport@bedford.gov.uk for more information about the Bedford Junior Aquathlon

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