A Yoga course consisting mainly of practical work on movements and Yoga Asanas with Breathing techniques integrated. Each session will include a Relaxation practice and depending on the theme a Concentration technique. There will be repetition of some asana and techniques for recognition of Yoga practices, to encourage development of a home Yoga practice. A variety of Asana and techniques will be included to maintain interest, with different Yogic philosophical concepts introduced. Safety will be emphasised throughout each session enabling the individual to maintain and improve flexility and strength, with confidence.

Course aim

To enable the individual to experience Yoga techniques with guidance for the development of Mind/Body Harmony, the course will include the practice of asana, breathing, relaxation and concentration techniques.

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:

  • Perform various movements and Yoga Asanas in each session to maintain and develop overall flexibility employing the Yogic concept of Ahimsa, non-harm.
  • Employ techniques to improve control of the respiratory system within the class environment and for safe home practice.
  • Identify then reduce tension throughout the whole body to increase a sense of general well being.
  • Evaluate the effects of concentration/meditation techniques experienced and consider the relevance of a focused mind.
  • Recall aspects of Yoga philosophy included in the course, which supports the physical practice of Yoga.

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?

  • Please bring a Yoga Mat and Wear Loose Comfortable Clothing, Blocks will be provided.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Development of Home Practice will be encouraged, Hand-outs will be supplied Details about attendance of Yoga events and courses will be discussed. Attend another WEA Yoga Course.

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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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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