Yoga for the retired

Ref: C3744768

A Seated yoga class for all levels, ages and abilities. Mobilizing, stretching and strengthening all the muscles and joints whilst using the breath to promote an element of calm connecting to ones deeper self awareness. This will help improve muscle strength and stability, also improving quality of life to those who suffer with limited movement and daily pain

Course aim

To increase mobility, strength and balance in the elderly, through a series of seated yoga poses whilst using breath awareness to create an calm relaxed environment thus reducing stress and anxiety.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Sit and stand unaided
  • Build overall body strength.
  • Increase mobility making it easier to move.
  • Improve self awareness reducing levels of anxiety and stress
  • Improve pain associated with ailments such as Arthritis.

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?

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

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

Download full course information sheet

Yoga for the retired

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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