Movement and Mindfulness

Movement and Mindfulness is an online and In person class which merges yoga with mindfulness and breath techniques. Enjoy a sense of calm and grounding which will help to alleviate stress and anxiety.

Come and join in our Movement and Mindfulness sessions in partnership with Kat Rooney.
The class merges yoga with mindfulness and breath techniques. You will enjoy the benefits of movement and find solace in being present. We aim to bring a sense of calm and grounding to all, which will help to alleviate stress and anxiety. You will also be provided with a toolkit of techniques that can be taken away and utilised in everyday life.

What is Movement and Mindfulness?

Movement and Mindfulness is a online or in-person class that will run every Wednesday morning at 10am for 1 hour. Please see the section below called “Book your free place” which shows the current options and dates available.

The classes will be independent of each other, so there is no requirement to attend all of the sessions.

Each class will consist of:

  • A yoga sequence (strong emphasis on the breath)
  • A breathing technique or mindfulness exercise (that can be incorporated into everyday life)
  • A guided relaxation

Each class will have different theme based around mindfulness



How does Yoga and Mindfulness help with our wellbeing?

Stress Reduction: Both yoga and mindfulness techniques are effective in reducing stress. Mindfulness meditation, helps individuals become more aware of their thoughts and emotions, enabling them to respond to stressors in a calmer manner. Yoga, with its emphasis on deep breathing and relaxation, also aids in stress reduction.

Improved Mental Health: Mindfulness can be a powerful tool in managing conditions like anxiety, depression, and PTSD. It encourages individuals to stay present, fostering emotional regulation and reducing symptoms of these disorders.

Physical Health: Yoga involves a series of postures and stretches that can improve flexibility, strength, and balance.

Mind-Body Connection: Both yoga and mindfulness promote a stronger connection between the mind and body. Through breath control and meditation, individuals can better understand their bodies and improve their awareness of physical sensations.

Better Sleep: Mindfulness meditation can be helpful in alleviating insomnia and improving sleep quality. A regular mindfulness practice can calm racing thoughts and create a more relaxed state conducive to falling asleep.

Happiness and Contentment: Regular practice of mindfulness and yoga has been associated with increased feelings of happiness and contentment. These practices can help individuals focus on the present and enjoy life’s simple pleasures.

Group Details:

Dates: Every Wednesday morning from the 15th May till the 26th June 2024. (Please check exact dates when booking on as there is no session on Weds 22nd May 2024)

Times: 10am till 11am

Location: Online or In person at Deda – 19 Chapel Street Derby DE1 3GU

Who is the group for? All sessions are open to adults (18+) who are experiencing common mental health symptoms such as low mood, worry and anxiety, stress, loneliness, and wish to improve their mental wellbeing.

Cost: All sessions are free (funded through our fundraising work)

Group Leaders: Sessions are run by Kat Rooney from Yoga and Mindfulness. There will also be a friendly Derbyshire Mind Volunteer at each session.

At your Own Pace: The group provides a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere, and all activities are optional.


Book your Free Place(s)

We would love for you to join us on an upcoming Movement and Mindfulness session.

Book your free place(s) online by clicking the links below:

Our In-Person Movement and Mindfulness sessions will run from the 15th May till the 26th June 2024 at Deda in Derby City Centre. All sessions will be streamed live on Zoom too, please email if you would like to be sent the online link to join the sessions.

You can book all sessions on the link below.

Movement and Mindfulness In person sessions (6 sessions at Deda) – Wednesday 15th May till Wednesday 26th June 2024

Keep an eye out on this page for updates on future sessions online.

If you are struggling to book through the links above, you can email us at and our team will book you on to your preferred date, and answer any questions you may have.

Once you have booked a place, we will send you further information about the session in advance via email.