We often forget to look after ourselves which can lead to us feeling burnt out and frustrated, and finding it difficult to manage the challenges of everyday life. Many people feel stressed, suffer from sore joints and muscles and don’t get enough sleep. Stretch and relax classes can help.

Hi, my name is Julia and I am bringing my own brand of “Stretch and Relax” classes to the Wenvoe Community Centre. I am a new resident of Wenvoe with over 20 years experience teaching In Hong Kong, the Philippines and Canada. These classes are fun and friendly and will suit all fitness levels. There is no need to book, just come along!! Classes are on Wednesdays 10:00am – 11:30am and start December 5th.

Stretch:- Regular stretching can help increase your flexibility, which is crucial for your overall health, help you to perform everyday activities with relative ease, and it can also help delay the reduced mobility that can come with aging. Being able to move a joint through its full range of motion gives you more freedom of movement.

Chronic pain often arises in places where tension is held, such as in the shoulders and lower back. When we feel tense we often clench our muscles without realizing it so taking time to stretch the muscles can release the tension and increase blood flow, relieving the knots in the muscles. Stretching also promotes circulation of blood to the brain which can lift your mood as well.

In my classes, we start with gentle warm ups and flow through a sequence of stretches to soft music.

Relax:- Many people have told me that the guided relaxation at the end of my classes is their favourite part. Practising relaxation and breathing techniques can produce significant benefits to your life and stress levels, helping you cope with difficult situations. Learning to relax and let go, for example with progressive muscle relaxation, develops an increased sense of well-being and many people have told me that the first benefit they found after my classes is that they sleep better. Guided visualisations can increase self-esteem and help with goal setting and develop a positive attitude to life.

I am a qualified yoga teacher with experience in many yoga techniques (Ashtanga, Hatha, Rudra, Sivananda, Yoga Nidra) have a degree in Social Sciences, and have studied various meditation techniques, Neuro-Linguistic programming as well as Self-hypnosis. I am very enthusiastic about what I teach. I combine what I have learned in these various disciplines to produce a class that I believe can really make a difference. I hope people will walk away feeling positive, recharged and refreshed each time.

I hope to see you at my classes! They are suitable for any fitness level, and no experience is required. Bring an exercise or yoga mat and some water to drink.


‘Stretch and Relax’ classes. Wenvoe Community Centre. Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am Starting 5th Dec. For further information, please contact Julia Wylie: Tel: 07544387211