We will look at yoga exercise to strengthen and create flexibility in the body. Yoga breathing to help create calmness and manage stress, while keeping the body healthy and basic meditation and relaxation practices to improve overall wellbeing. Students will be encouraged to practices these new skills at home for further benefit.

Course aim

An introduction to Yoga, breathing and relaxation

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Describe how to practice at least three beginners' meditation and relaxation techniques to create calm and enable relaxation.
  • Demonstrate ways to move the body with yoga to help create a feeling of wellbeing.
  • Explore and describe one key element of basic yoga philosophy to deepen the practice.

How will I be taught?

  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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?

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Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Continue this practice from home

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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 2019
  • 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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