A woman from Weymouth has been awarded £500 by the Big4Littlemoor project to hold a series of community yoga sessions.

Bridie Apple, from Littlemoor, will be running an eight-week course of yoga classes at the Big4Littlemoor community building, previously known as Horselynch Club.

The yoga classes have been designed to suit beginners and all levels.

The Big4Littlemoor project has been given £1m by the Big Lottery Fund to make a lasting difference to the community and has been awarding sums of money to local causes over the last few years.

Big4Littlemoor said their aim is that Littlemoor "will be a more dynamic and desirable community with residents working, learning and playing together for the benefit and enjoyment of all across the social spectrum."

Ms Apple's grant is part of this and will be used to help set up and run theses classes for the community where she grew up.

She said that hopefully, if they are popular, she will continue to run the classes past the eight sessions.

Ms Apple said: "Yoga is beneficial for reducing stress, helping manage mental health and beneficial for helping manage long term chronic pain and illness.

"Meet other members of the community and make new friends building on the yoga and health journey. It is a safe place to go, relax, just be and breathe.

"You can learn breathing and yoga exercises to take home and use in everyday life so please come along and give it a try."

You must be aged 16 or over, but all abilities and beginners are welcome.

The first yoga class on February 5 is free and the yoga classes will run every Tuesday from February 5 to April 2 between 6pm-7pm.

The only exception is during the half term (February 19) when the class will not run.

You can book the block class offer of seven classes for £15 or pay as you go each week. The drop in price is £3.

You can book online or bring a card or some cash to your first session.

For more information or to ask any health questions, email hello@bridieapple.com