Yoga for a Calm Mind

Ref: C3125608

Techniques and tips to use in your everyday life - relax, deal with stress and support a calmer mind. Focus on conscious breathing and postures that help improve lung capacity, flexibility and nervous / immune system function. Learn simple nutritional options to support nervous systems, the causes of stress and how to manage them.

Additional information about this course

Students must be Telford & Wrekin residents. Students can only do ONE free WEA course

Course aim

Relieve stress and develop a meditation practice: through a basic understanding of anatomical responses and the experience of conscious breath/movement, relaxation and nutritional options.

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:

  • Identify and use 1-3 specific pranayam(s) to support my everyday life
  • Participate in a range of Kriya(s), Meditation(s) and Relaxation(s)
  • Develop a daily yoga practice suitable for my individual needs
  • To be negotiated with class at session 1

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

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
  • You will be encouraged to share your work 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.)
  • Wear suitable loose fitting clothing. Layers are useful so you can be warm/cool enough. A blanket or similar for relaxation. A flask / bottle of water.

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 a Calm Mind Course Outline

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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