The course will help you to tune into your body's needs. You will be encouraged to relax your body and mind and learn how to practise yoga in a gentle and nurturing way. We will be practising some classic yoga postures, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques and relating these practices to our everyday lives.

Course aim

To increase your flexibility, peace of mind and ability to relax through the practice of regular yoga, relaxation and meditation.

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:

  • Students will be able to warm up the body in preparation for yoga.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate 5 yoga postures.
  • Students will be able to practise the deep yogic breath.
  • Students will be able to meditate for five minutes.

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

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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?

  • All materials will be provided
  • please wear loose warm clothing.

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 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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