Yoga for Health and Wellbeing

Ref: C3125303

Participate in: Conscious breathing exercises and postures that improve lung capacity, flexibility and glandular/organ function. Discussions that highlight connections between anatomical functions and 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.

Course aim

To outline the improvements in wellbeing through an understanding and application of yogic exercise and anatomical function, the extent of which will be negotiated with participants during session one.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for students who attend a specific centre only. For more information please call 0300 303 3464

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

  • State 1-3 types of pranayam and their specific purposes in relation to health & wellbeing
  • Outline 1-3 similarities/differences between meditation and relaxation
  • Name 1-3 asana(s) that support(s) good digestion
  • Participate in Kriya (chair modified as necessary)

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?

  • 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

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.)
  • A yoga mat (if utilising the floor), a flask of water and a blanket for relaxation (or large bath towel / travel rug etc). If you wish to make notes please bring writing materials.

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
  • 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

Download full course outline

Yoga for Health and Wellbeing 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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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