Yoga for All

Ref: C3673250

Yoga improves both your strength and flexibility, movement is coordinated with the breath helping to calm the mind. All classes include breathing exercises, stretches , a balanced range of postures and deep relaxation. This course will help to ease stress and reduce physical stiffness and tension, students will feel both relaxed and rejuvenated. The theme of this course is 'Creating Space' particularly in the Upper body enabling you to ease tightness in the Upper back, shoulders and chest and to breathe with ease. Various exercises and poses will be explored, especially back bends and open twists.

Course aim

To alleviate upper body tension through stretches, thoracic breathing, back bending and open twists. Students will create fluidity in their practice through breath focus/ Ujayi breath. Students will explore space in the body in relaxation/meditation.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

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

  • Practice a range of shoulder and upper body stretches that prepare the body for back bending asanas.
  • Focus on thoracic breathing in backbends and open twists.
  • Improve practice and understanding of The Bridge and/or a modified Wheel pose, and the Cobra and/or the Sphinx
  • Improve all dynamic practice through breath focus including the use of Uyaji breathing.
  • Explore a sense of space in the body through the breath, relaxation and heart chakra meditation.

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?

  • 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?

  • Please bring a yoga mat.

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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Yoga for All

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This course is not available for online 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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