This course will consist mainly of practical work on Yoga Asanas with Breathing techniques integrated; each session will include a Relaxation and depending on the theme a Concentration technique. Different Yoga Philosophical concepts will be introduced.

Course aim

To enable the individual to experience Yoga techniques with guidance for the development of Mind/Body Harmony

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:

  • Perform various Yoga Postures in each session to maintain and develop overall flexibility employing the Yogic concept of Ahimsa, non-harm.
  • Use techniques to improve control of my respiratory systems within the class environment and for home practice.
  • Identify then reduce tension throughout my whole body to increase a sense of general well being.
  • Evaluate the effects of concentration/meditation techniques experienced and consider the relevance of a focused mind.
  • Recall aspects of Yoga philosophy included in the course, which supports the physical practice

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
  • Development of home practice will be encouraged

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • Continuous visual assessment by the tutor to ensure safe yoga practice. Question and answer plus discussion with tutor to ensure correct understanding

What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring a yoga mat and wear loose, comfortable clothing. Blocks will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Yoga Course Outline

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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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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