The first half of the 45-minute workout comprises exercises used in functional training. In short intervals and at high intensity the participants practise knee bends, run circles and do push-ups. Dr Broome always joins in with the exercises. “I want to motivate people to give their all. In this part of the session they should be really pushing themselves and feeling their bodies,” he says enthusiastically. This is followed by 20 minutes of simple yoga exercises involving gentle stretching – no complicated contortions. For the final phase, yogic deep relaxation, the students all lie on their backs and cover themselves with a blanket to preserve their body heat, and close their eyes. Dr Broome gently encourages the group to focus their awareness on certain parts of the body and to consciously relax these. After a few minutes the first snores can be heard, a sure sign that the relaxation technique is working well!