Long Covid Page

On this page you can find information about our Long Covid Wellbeing Support Programme and resources for people who are suffering from Long Covid/Post Covid-19 Syndrome. We also added some testimonials from students who are following the programme.

 

We are currently making a small charge of £5 per class whilst we apply for new external funding. There is still an option for those who need it to get the class for free by using the coupon LONGCOVIDFREE. Please press the green arrow next to the coupon to activate.

 

If you are unable to attend class or would like some additional support during the week, recordings of the classes can be bought for £5 in our shop https://www.theyogaforlifeproject.co.uk/shop-1

Our Long Covid Wellbeing Support Programme has been running for over a year now. We’re taking referrals from UCLH Post Covid clinic and other hospitals and social prescribers across London and the nation. The programme is offered free to patients with Covid/Long Covid/Post Covid-19 Syndrome. We’re now getting 25+ participants coming to class, and many have said it’s the only support they are receiving. It also has become a lifeline for them, not only in terms of helping them with their symptoms, but also in terms of psychological support.

 

We have received funding from The Mayor of London’s Stronger Communities Fund, Tower Hamlets East End Fund & London Catalyst enabling us to run 3 free classes a week: Breathing & Deep Relaxation, Yoga for Fatigue & Energy Support, Mindful movement for Rest & Rehab. These classes are run by specialist yoga teachers and a group psychotherapist/occupational therapist so there’s the chance for some supported discussion at the end of the class. We have the support of the Royal Society of Statisticians to help evaluate and document the outcomes of this project. 

 

Please send an email to info@theyogaforlifeproject.co.uk if you’d like more information or would like to sign up for the programme.

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These sessions will offer

 

  • Friendly community support with people who understand what it’s like to have Long Covid  
     

  • Mobility support to help move muscles and joints that need exercise
     

  • Mindfulness support for energy and emotional balance to aid recovery
     

  • Counselling support for mental health.

 

Class info: 

Breathing & Deep Relaxation with Claire Whalley Tuesdays 11am-12pm GMT

 

“Learn how to breath fully again, to strengthen respiratory muscles and use the breath to calm the nervous system. The class ends with deep relaxation and then opens into a supported discussion group with psychotherapist Andrew Mallet.”

 

Yoga for Fatigue & Energy Support with Leah Barnett supported by OT Emma Shane Wednesdays 11am-12.15pm GMT

 

“Through a series of very gentle lying down movements, breath work and restorative yoga techniques, Leah who specializes working with chronic fatigue conditions will help you restore body and mind.”

 

Mindful Movement for Rehab & Rest with Sally Ramsden Thursdays 11am-12pm

 

“Gentle mindful movement, breath work and guided meditation, switch on your rest and digest system relieving stress, anxiety and sleep issues. The class ends opens into a supported discussion group with psychotherapist Fara Dibah.”