Yoga and relaxation

Ref: C2339461

The course will work with a range of yoga movements using the breath throughout. Each session will be adapted to the needs of the individual. The service users will be able to work to the best of their ability. Each session will include a breathing exercise, meditation and finish with guided relaxation.

Course aim

This yoga course will work with mind, body and breath as well as relaxation.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for women only as it is held in a women's centre

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

  • Practice the 7-way stretch at home.
  • Practice a range of yoga postures lying, seated and standing.
  • Practice specific breathing exercises.
  • Practice mindfulness breathing meditation.
  • Practice guided relaxation.

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
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • Handouts will be given out.

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 mat and a firm block.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Check out the following: Facebook: Nerissa's Yoga Group Youtube: Nerissa 7-Way Stretch

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Yoga and relaxation


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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