Yoga and relaxation - 1

Ref: C2338246

This course is suitable for absolute beginners as well as those with experience. We will work on a range of yoga postures: seated, lying and standing; everyone is able to work at their own level. The tutor adapts to the needs of the individual. The beauty of yoga is that it is noncompetitive -you are not even competing with yourself. The role of the breath is key in the sessions, we will work on yoga movements with the breath as well as finishing each session with a breathing meditation and a guided relaxation.

Course aim

The course will stretch, strengthen and relax the body, we will work holistically with the whole person: mind, body and breath working together.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Practice the yoga postures with confidence.
  • Practice the 7-Way Stretch and Salute to the Sun with confidence, relevant handouts will be given out.
  • Practice the breathing exercises and put them into practice at home.
  • Practice meditation both in class and at home and be aware of how they contribute to a sense of well-being.
  • Practice relaxation both in class and at home and be aware of how they contribute to a sense of well-being.

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?

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

What else do I need to know?

  • A block and a mat.

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
  • Thursday 1-3 pm

Download full course outline

Yoga and relaxation - 1 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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