Students will participate in: Conscious breathing exercises and postures that improve lung capacity, flexibility and glandular/organ function. Discussions that highlight simple nutritional options that support effective digestion of vital vitamins and minerals and learn basic anatomical functions relative to the practical yoga sets, the extent of which will be negotiated with participants during session one. Yoga can also help with managing stress, improve physical and mental health and is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Additional information about this course

Yoga can help with managing stress, improve physical and mental health and this course is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Course aim

To introduce wellbeing through a basic understanding of and participation in: yogic exercise, meditation, relaxation, basic nutrition and anatomical function discussions - the extent of which will be negotiated with participants during session one.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

The extent of the following potential topics will be negotiated with participants during session one. Introduction to practical breath exercises, postures, meditation and relaxation for healthy living. Flexibility & the spine Introduction to the brain and nervous systems. A review of methods and techniques to stay healthy. Please note that these topics will be covered across the 7 sessions, with varying degrees of focus and a range of methodology. There will be practical yoga sets and relaxation sessions every week.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

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

1 - State 1-3 types of pranayam and their specific purposes in relation to wellbeing 2 - Name 1-3 asana(s) that support(s) flexibility and core stability 3- Outline 1-3 similarities/differences between meditation and relaxation These are example outcomes to be negotiated with participants during session one.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Feedback is given on an individual basis. Informal feedback will be continuously given on your progress, this will backed up and reinforced through your own ILP and observation tick sheet to support your learning progress; verbal reviews - there are no formal tests or exams.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

If you have your own yoga mat, bring it along, although there may be mats available. Do bring a blanket/travel rug or large towel to cover yourself during relaxation and a bottle of water.

Reading and information sources

Instruction is by way of demonstration, copy and observation, so you may wish to take your own notes. Additional reading/web addresses can be recommended but are not required for the course.

What could the course lead to?

Intermediate Yoga classes, basic nutrition and/or anatomy/biology courses. The skills and knowledge gained is a building block towards the individual(s) and their family/community well being, as the information shared is effective in improving: circulation, glandular and nervous system(s), nutrition and energy levels.

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Yoga Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

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 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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