Gentle Movement

Our Gentle Movement classes offer combinations of slow deliberate movements with a focus on breath and meditation based on the practice of Qigong (pronounced CHEE-gung) and are delivered by our qualified volunteers.

Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice that was developed as a traditional medicine. The movements are designed to optimise energy within the body to improve and maintain health and wellbeing.

The benefits of Gentle Movement and particularly Qigong include the following:

  • Improved mental health.
  • Improved quality of life
  • Qigong can have an analgesic effect, reducing the perception of pain and increasing pain tolerance.
  • Reduction in falls
  • Strengthens mind-body connection.
  • Can improve sleep with regular practice.

As our Gentle Movement classes are part of our Health Programme a referral from your health professional is required in order to attend.

The classes cost just £2.50 or are free with the Exercise Referral membership.

Wednesday 11.30am-12.30pmGytes Leisure Centre, PeeblesLed by Katrina


Friday 10:30am-11:30amTweedbank Sports CentreLed by our volunteer Chris



For more information, please contact our Health & Physical Activity Development Officer, Jen Knox on email: