Yoga session for translators, interpreters & editors 

Thursday, 4 October 

Time: 19:15 - 20:15 
Venue: Sala Pati (Centre Cultural La Mercè) 
Instructor: Francesca Matteoda
Booking required.
Maximum 25 people. 
NB Off-METM sign-ups are now closed.

A yoga class suitable for all levels. It doesn't matter whether you are an expert, back-bending yogi or yogini, or whether you can’t even touch the tip of your toes… anyone interested in improving their physical and/or mental well-being is welcome!

As all conference-goers know, sitting in chairs for hours on end is tiring, both physically and mentally. This yoga class will provide relief to weary attendees with simple exercises suitable for an early-morning boost, a lunchtime stretch or a wind-down routine at the end of the day before an evening of Off-METM activities. 
All the exercises included in this yoga session can be performed sitting on your office chair or in a limited space, so attendees will be able to incorporate them into their daily routines once home. 
The physical part of the class is aimed more at people who live sedentary lifestyles or sit in front of a computer for many hours, targeting key areas where tension builds up (neck, shoulders, wrists, etc.) or body parts that go numb after several hours in a chair (lower back, glutei, thighs, etc.), whereas the pranayama (breathing exercises) are more for interpreters, public speakers or those who just need to calm their nerves to concentrate on their work or ensure a good night’s sleep.

Francesca Matteoda is a freelance translator specializing in the medical and pharmaceutical fields. She is also a qualified yoga instructor and nurtures a great interest in all things healthy.

For a taste of what's in store, check out our yoga session from METM17 in Brescia: 

Photos by Francesca Matteoda