Yoga for Health and Wellbeing

Ref: C3126649

Yoga improves not just posture and mobility but also boosts vitality and clarity! Work with breath, mind and body to improve your lung capacity, flexibility, stability and glandular/organ function. Explore meditation and/or relaxation techniques relevant to your individual life cycle and current needs. Begin to unravel the ancient technology of Yoga and Ayurveda as you develop your awareness of basic anatomy, simple nutritional options for well being and develop a practice that serves you in each moment (the extent of which will be negotiated with participants during session one).

Course aim

Improve wellbeing through an introduction to yoga for everyday life.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Participate in a range of pranayam, asana, meditation and relaxation.
  • Outline the 3 main yogic life cycles and how this relates to my current approach to wellbeing
  • Develop a daily personal practice relevant to my individual needs

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
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing (layers are good). A yoga or non slip exercise mat. If you have a blanket or large bath towel, to cover yourself during the relaxation element please bring it along. A 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

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Yoga for Health and Wellbeing

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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