Yoga makes a return to City Park


OUTDOORS: Active Launceston wants to replicate the 2008 photo from when it began and yoga instructor Kinga Kielar-Coe is ready for the first session. Picture: supplied.


It first began back in 2008 and is one of Active Launceston's free eight-week programs in spring.

Project founder and manager Lucy Byrne said there was some exciting nostalgia with a return to City Park and she had a great memory from one of the early sessions.

"I was lying on my back on a yoga mat, smelling the freshly cut grass, feeling the evening summer sun shining down on my face," she said.

"Around me were 102 fellow community member. People of all shapes and sizes and all different abilities. There were people wearing lycra and people wearing daggy old trackies. Some had yoga mats, but others were simply lying on a beach towel.


"As the class started we worked through the movements and the group smiled at each other as they were challenged to take different poses and giggled as their tree pose didn't go quite as planned. I immediately felt like I was part of something, like we were all in this together."

Mrs Byrne said the organisation was grateful of the ongoing support of the City of Launceston council as without its input this project would not be possible.

The three Active Launceston activities this spring include:

Active parks: Yoga

Every Wednesday at 6pm to 7pm from October 14 - December 2 at City Park (near duck pond).

Active armchairs

Every Wednesday at 11.15am to 12pm from October 14 - December 2 at the Northern Suburbs Community Centre.

Active online: Tai Chi

Every Saturday at 12.30pm to 1.15pm from October 17 - December 5 online at

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