Yoga for Beginners

Ref: C2421787

Yoga will help you to relax and re-energise. With regular practice you will become stronger, more mobile and flexible. Yoga makes you more aware of sensations in your body and thoughts in your mind. You will begin to feel more connected with your body and mind in the present moment. In short, yoga will make you feel great!

Additional information about this course

Free for adults in Greater London who are unemployed or on low incomes Please contact kseekings@wea.org.uk for more details

Course aim

This six week course will enable beginners to become familiar with physical postures (asanas) and movement, breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This course is for a group of around 15 students studying in a live video-learning platform conference and an online digital learning environment platform from the comfort of your own home.
  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Use breathing techniques to help with relaxation
  • Become familiar with the names of some yoga poses
  • Develop your own personal home practice
  • Reduce some tension, stress and anxiety
  • Develop clarity, focus and concentration

How will I be taught?

  • The teaching method will be via zoom.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • Please have a yoga mat, blanket, bolster, belt and blocks. Alternatively you can use a cushion/pillow and some sturdy books and a long belt/scarf.

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

Download full course information sheet

Yoga for Beginners

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2020
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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