London wellbeing centre, Harmony House, is running yoga classes for sufferers of cancer and other chronic illness.
The classes, held from 3pm to 4.30pm on a Friday and sponsored by organic box company Abel & Cole, are described as gentle, nurturing and supportive - aimed at those with conditions including cancer, Multiple Scleroris, and ME.
The centre's Leesa Muirhead says there is a strong emphasis on the breath and a relaxing but energising focus to encourage healing.
Muirhead says Harmony House started running the classes after a student was diagnosed wtih breast cancer.
She adds: "Setting up a class felt like a natural next step. We wanted to offer a calss where there is a network of people experiencing something similar - where we could provide support, connection and inspiration on a far deeper level.
"While it is not a cure for cancer, yoga enhances physical and emotional wellness and brings a peace many patients thought they'd lost forever."
A solid body of evidence points to the role of stress on the immune system and the role it has on the development of immune-based diseases such as cancer and AIDS.
The centre hopes to extend the classes past the current finishing date of June 16, pending the continued support of Abel & Cole.