Yoga for All

Ref: C3673253

Yoga improves your physical strength and flexibility, movement is coordinated with the breath helping to calm the mind. Classes include breathing techniques, simple stretches, a balanced range of postures and deep relaxation. This course will enable you to relieve tension and stiffness, to feel both relaxed and rejuvenated. This course will focus on improving upper back and shoulder flexibility through a wide range of practices. Our asana focus will be The Cow Face Pose and variations in Forward Bending. Our relaxation focus will be the practice of Yoga Nidra and chakra visualisation.

Course aim

The focus of this course is to create space in the upper body. Practices will ease neck, upper back and shoulder stiffness, open/ expand the chest to improve breathing. These practices will influence/ improve all other postures/practices.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Practice a range of stretches that improve upper body/ shoulder flexibility, including stretches using ties/belts.
  • Practice key asanas that open the chest/upper back including The Cow Face Pose, Quarter Dog, the Cobra or modifications of these poses.
  • Practice a range of arm strengthening poses.
  • Practice variations of Uttanasana improving back strength and flexibility.
  • Improve Relaxation through both Yoga Nidra and Yoga Nyasa practice

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
  • Constant feedback and support throughout your practice.

What else do I need to know?

  • You must bring a Non Slip Yoga Mat. A yoga block, blanket and belt would be useful.

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

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Yoga for All


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

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