Beginners Yoga

Ref: C3673187

Yoga is an ancient practice that aims to bring a sense of unity to the experience of the mind and body so that we can become more aware of who we are. There are many different styles of yoga, the yoga taught on this course falls under the broad banner of Hatha Yoga, which is a gentle and meditative form of yoga that is suitable for all. The course will cover basic principles of yoga through practice of posture work, breath work and relaxation. Particular attention will be given to the foundation of a posture, using the contact of the body with the ground to bring greater length and balance to the spine and greater ease and freedom of the breath. Awareness of the breath will be used as a tool for greater awareness of the body.

Course aim

To provide a basic introduction to the practice of yoga which is enjoyable, safe and beneficial to students of all levels and abilities.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • Students who may not be beginners but who wish to participate in a gentle and slower class and go back to basic principles are equally welcome to attend.

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

  • feel the on-going benefits of a regular yoga practice to overall feelings of well-being.
  • have a greater awareness of the breath.
  • explore how posture effects the breath.
  • feel ways in which to soften and relax the body and breath.
  • feel more connected to the body and breath.

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
  • Any practice that the student feels able to continue with outside of the classroom will help to build on the techniques that they have learnt during the sessions and aid with progression.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • There will be yoga mats, blocks and blankets available but students are welcome to bring their own. Students should wear comfy 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

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Beginners Yoga

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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