Stretch and Release


5-week course with Cherie

Next course date to be announced

The current guidance from both the American College of Sports Medicine and Harvard Medical School is that most people should perform flexibility exercises for each of the major muscle groups in both the upper and lower body, at least twice a week. With this is mind, we are pleased to announce a new exercise class called "Stretch and Release".

Our Stretch and Release classes

This is a 5-week programme devised by Cherie Lathey. The Stretch and Release programme incorporates Cherie’s 30 years as a senior Yoga teacher and fitness instructor. Whether you have reduced muscle and joint flexibility as a result of a sedentary job with too much sitting, getting older, or the result of playing sport, this course will benefit you.

Stretch and Release classes focus on stretches and release techniques for the whole body to improve posture, mobility, functional strength and the prevention of injuries. The emphasis is to lengthen tight or shortened muscles that contribute and create tension, to improve your body's ability to function with less restriction.

This class may include the use of balls, bolsters, foam rollers and other small equipment to help facilitate stretches. There will also be a relaxation at the end of each session.

What is stretching?

Stretching is a controlled and deliberate lengthening of muscles and fascia, to increase muscle flexibility and improve the range of motion in our joints.

The benefits of stretching

  • Improved muscle flexibility and mobility of our joints.
  • Improved blood circulation: increasing oxygen and removing waste from our muscles.
  • Better posture: reducing tightness in the postural muscles improves our postural alignment.
  • Reduces risk of injury.
  • Improves performance in daily life and sport.
  • Reduces stress: calms the mind while stretching, particularly when focusing on mindfulness and meditation.

Find a class

We run our Stretch and Release classes on Wednesday evenings with Cherie. At present, we offer this class as a five-week course. Once a course has started, you will not be able join. However, if there are spaces free, we will make these available as drop-in sessions. Use the interactive timetable below to book.  For information about class times, visit our class timetable, and for class and pass prices, click here.

About our courses

Once an advertised course starts, online booking closes, which means students will not be able to join. However, if there are any places available, we may open these up as drop-in spaces. Courses are valid for the duration of the advertised date. This means that any missed classes cannot be carried forward to future courses.

Booking a class

Places on our in-studio group classes are limited and are on a first-come first-serve basis. At present we are unable to take class bookings or accept cash payments at our reception. Therefore, students must make all bookings and payments via the Yoga Mama online booking system. Enrolment closes 60 minutes before classes are due to commence, so we urge you to book early to avoid disappointment. Should you require any further information, please send an email to or call 07939 589 083.

Class passes

We operate class pass system, with passes available for 1, 5 and 10 classes. Visit our prices page for more information about the types of passes available and prices.



266 Upper Richmond Road,
London  SW15 6TQ.

Tel: 020 8789 3881

The Putney Clinic is a trading name of The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. Company Number 06526680.