Introduction to Yoga

Ref: C3742657

In this ten week course course you will learn yoga techniques that you can use in everyday life to improve your well being. You will learn a little of the background, history and philosophy of yoga. Sessions include posture practice, breath practice and relaxation/meditation and classes are themed each week .Suitable for all levels including beginners as modified and alternative postures will be offered to suit ability.

Course aim

To introduce students to simple yoga techniques which can be used in everyday life

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Demonstrate a range of postures that increase balance, strength and flexibility
  • Stand and sit with improved posture increasing confidence and often preventing and reducing chronic pain
  • Use breathing techniques to improve energy levels, reduce stress and promote good sleep
  • Use meditation techniques to calm the mind , improve concentration , memory and increase self-awareness
  • Use relaxation techniques to relax, manage stress and bring balance to your life.

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
  • No work has to be completed but your tutor may ask you to reflect on the weekly themes and how they are relevant to your everyday life. Practicing the simple warm-up exercises regularly in your own time will enhance your experience of the course

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
  • The tutor will demonstrate correct alignment of the various poses and may give you feedback allowing you to correct your alignment. This is to prevent strain and to gain the most benefits from the practices

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • You may chose to bring a blanket so you can be really comfortable for relaxation

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
  • You could sign up to another yoga course at WEA as each course will vary in content and yoga is an ongoing practice. Many people find that bringing yoga into their lives helps them to bring about positive changes and to achieve other goals

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Introduction to Yoga

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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