Yoga and relaxation

Ref: C3530739

There will be a focus on relaxation throughout this class. We will begin with some moments of calm where we lie down and unwind. We will take time to focus on the breath and rest between postures. We will bring our attention within throughout the class so that we can slow down and find some inner calm. We will use the breath to aid relaxation and of course we will do various yoga postures. I will end the class with a guided meditation.

Course aim

This is a yoga class focusing on finding some inner calm. We will do yoga postures and use the breath to aid relaxation.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Use the abdominal breath to find some inner calm.
  • Use alternative nostril breathing to aid relaxation.
  • Be able to relax the body through following a sequence of yoga postures.

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?

  • The tutor will observe students throughout the class to observe understanding and assess progress. She will ask questions to clarify understanding where necessary and correct student's postures if necessary.

What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring a yoga mat with you. If you have a blanket or a yoga block please bring those along too. Please avoid eating a big meal before the class and wear loose and comfortable clothes appropriate for a yoga class (no skirts/dresses, trousers are required).

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

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Yoga and relaxation

Enrolment Conditions

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  • 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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