• A short time relaxation and unwind • Performing yoga postures whilst using the correct breathing techniques • Final relaxation period

Additional information about this course

No experience required, this class is open to all.

Course aim

• Release tension & relax the mind & body • Perform yoga postures & increase fitness • Improve body stature, balance & flexibility • Improve & increase capacity for breathing

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Students will need basic English to join this course

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

  • Relax my mind & release the tension in my body, leading to improved sleep & to be more alert during the day
  • Perform yoga postures confidently and will have increased my level of fitness
  • Improved my stature by standing taller & straighter, & they will have improved my balance as well as increasing my flexibility
  • Have better breathing control & more breathing capacity
  • Overall this course will have improved my health & wellbeing

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
  • • For home practice you will be able to look up activities on the internet or in books • On request, your tutor will be able to provide a range of postures for you to take home & practice in your own time

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • • You will be able to share your thoughts with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • • You will need your own yoga mat or exercise mat to lie on • You will need to wear loose or comfortable clothing that will allow you to stretch without restriction • No special footwear required.

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
  • On the internet look up Yoga Postures

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
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • There is no natural progression from this course, most students continue with this course for many years & continue to improve their yoga experience with this tutor

Download full course outline

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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