Yoga For All

Ref: C3671332

Yoga improves your strength and flexibility. Movement is coordinated with the breath, helping to calm the mind. Classes always end with a Deep Relaxation. This course will focus on maintaining 'Mindfulness' throughout your practice, linking yoga philosophy with both your practice and life experience, our physical focus will be on hip opening exercises/asanas.

Course aim

Encouraging Mindfulness in your practice, developing hip flexibility through hip opening exercises and asanas, Patanjali,s Eight Limbs of Yoga, the Yamas and Niyamas: ten ethics that encourage us to be at peace with ourselves and our community.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Develop 'Mindfulness' throughout your practice - learning to maintain concentration, body and breath awareness, and to develop the right attitude to your practice.
  • Understand Patanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga and understand it's influence in your own practice.
  • Identify the ten Yamas and Niyamas - yogic ethics and consider how they influence your attitude to your practice and your life.
  • Practice a range of exercises that develop hip flexibility.
  • Practice a range of Hip Opening asanas including The Tree, Supine Tree, The Butterfly,The Dead Frog.

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

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
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • Observation is key to measuring your progress as the course mainly involves the physical practice of yoga - you will receive constant feedback and support to enable your progress.

What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring your own yoga mat.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

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

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Yoga For All


You can 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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