Yoga and Relaxation

Ref: C3530793

Have you ever been put off trying yoga by thinking you are not flexible enough? Come and try yoga in a relaxed and fun environment. Each session will cover a range of yoga poses (asana’s) designed to de-stress, revitalise and relax the body with an emphasis on reducing anxiety and improve sleep.

Course aim

A relaxed and friendly yoga class open for all.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • 1. Demonstrate and practice safely a range of stretches/postures/movement according to individual ability.
  • 2. Research local opportunities, to stay healthy e.g. running/walking groups, gyms, fun runs, charity events, free events.
  • 3. Explain or demonstrate exercises which you find particularly helpful to improve moment/ flexibility/ strength.
  • 4. Research and evaluate digital and technical methods to support staying healthy e.g. fitness apps, online.

How will I be taught?

  • Most of your learning will take place in your class, but one or two sessions will be online using WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas, working by yourself or engaging with other students. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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
  • You will be offered various levels of yoga poses to suit all individuals.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • The tutor will give guidance throughout the session.

What else do I need to know?

  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • Canvas will provide a few resources for those intersted in using this e learning platform.

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
  • A higher level of yoga class may be available upon completion of this course.

Download full course information sheet

Yoga and Relaxation

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the West of England Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

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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