Continuing Yoga

Ref: C3670714

The style of yoga taught on the course falls under the broad banner of Hatha yoga and will be taught by a tutor who has over 15 years of teaching experience.The course is suitable for students who have already had some experience of yoga and who wish to further their practice. They will be guided towards making progress at their own pace and according to their own ability. The course will include a variety of different techniques, asanas (postures) and breath work and will focus particularly on the spine, the limbs and the joints of the body and the relationships between them.

Course aim

To provide students with an opportunity to maintain a yoga practice which they can further expand and build on to carry on developing their knowledge of yoga and of themselves.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Feel the benefits of a regular, on-going yoga practice to overall feelings of well-being.
  • Have a greater understanding of the spinal column and its curves.
  • Explore the connection between the limbs and the spine.
  • Connect the breath with the ground and core stability in the body.
  • Feel appropriate improvement in the stability and mobility of the joints.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • Any way in which yoga can be carried through to everyday life and activities outside of the classroom will be beneficial and students will be encouraged and supported in establishing a home practice if they choose.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • Questions and feedback are welcomed and there will be time during the sessions for both individual and group discussion.

What else do I need to know?

  • Mats, blocks and a small number of blankets are provided but students are welcome to bring their own. Warm, comfortable clothing is suitable.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course outline

Continuing Yoga Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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