Yoga and Relaxation

Ref: C3672192

The course will promote total well-being through use of stretches, postures, mindfulness, relaxation and guided discussion in a non-competitive, supportive environment. The course is particularly aimed at those coping with stress and on-going mental health challenges. there will be sharing of positive ideas and how techniques can help in daily life.

Course aim

The course aims to improve physical and mental well-being through yoga practices, relaxation and mindfulness.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Practise a selection of asanas related to the four main spinal movements and improving core strength.
  • Practice abdominal and other breathwork to lengthen exhalation.
  • Discuss the effects of mindfulness in daily life and making positive lifestyle choices
  • Discuss ideas from "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" by Richard Carlson

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
  • Practice, demonstrations, discussion and visualisation

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?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • Wear comfortable clothing, you are also welcome to bring your own yoga mat and props if you prefer.

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
  • Improve your health and well-being and feel ready to move on in other aspects of your life.

Download full course outline

Yoga and Relaxation Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.


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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