Prescription Yoga


Since our inception as a Community Interest Company in 2014, it has been our ambition to offer free yoga via the NHS. You can imagine then how excited we are to be piloting a project with Belmont, Cantilupe and Wargrave surgeries in Hereford. This Social Prescribing programme is funded by Herefordshire Community Foundation, the Fred Bulmer Trust and Sport England.
We are specifically trying to reach people who haven’t done yoga before, and to break down any perceived barriers to participation. Even if prescribed by the GP for free, people might find it daunting to come to a new place for the first time; they might struggle with access to transport; they might need some reassurance about what to bring and where to go.

If you know anyone who is registered at Wargrave, Cantilupe or Belmont that would benefit (or yourself of course!) get them to speak to their GP to grab a free prescription! They are in limited supply!
Want to volunteer?

We’ve also developed a ‘Buddy-up scheme’ to support patients make the best use of their 10 yoga classes. Each patient will be matched up with a ‘buddy’; someone who is familiar with the Yoga Centre and is able to offer a little time to make contact, answer questions, be a friendly face, perhaps accompany them at their first class, send reminders and possibly offer help with transport.
If this is something you could do, please get in touch! We know that everyone is working with different schedules and commitments, so if you’re interested click below to fill in the short questionnaire so that we know what you can do. Even a little of your time can make a big difference.
Complete the availability survey here:
All buddies will be offered a free class at HYC, and we are sure that the volunteering experience will be fulfilling, fun and a great way to develop a sense of community; something especially precious and fragile in these times.
Feel free to drop us a message or email us at with any questions you have.


Service access criteria: Anyone who is registered at Wargrave, Cantilupe or Belmont practices
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