Yoga for All

Ref: C3675751

Yoga improves your flexibility and strength. Movement is coordinated with breathing enabling you to gain a sense of calm and equilibrium. All classes focus on a range of exercises to ease stiffness in the joints, gentle stretches to encourage flexibility, a range of postures that improve both strength and flexibility, breathing practices that encourage a sense of calm and a deep relaxation. All practices can be adapted to suit your individual needs, yoga is a non- competitive practice - everyone is welcome.

Course aim

This course will focus on finding a sense of calm, equilibrium and harmony through coordination practices, balancing asanas, breathing techniques and colour visualisation.

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:

  • Demonstrate improved coordination through learning a range of movements that improve balance eg, Puppet walking, Moving dancer , alternate arm and leg lifts.
  • Practice Standing Balance poses eg, The Tree and The dancer.
  • Practice simple inversions and /or Half Shoulder Stand and be able to feel a sense of calm as a result of this practice.
  • Practice simple Pranayama Techniques that create a sense of inner calm and equilibrium.
  • Describe a sense of upliftment and well being through the practice of Colour Visualisation in Deep Relaxation

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?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • Demonstration and Instruction will be provided. Individual support will be provided.

What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring a Yoga mat, Block( if you have one) and a small blanket for your relaxation.

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
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course information sheet

Yoga for All

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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