Beginners Yoga

Ref: C3675927

The style of yoga taught on the course falls under the broad banner of Hatha yoga and will be taught by a tutor who has over 15 years of teaching experience.The course is suitable for students who have already had some experience of yoga and who wish to further their practice. They will be guided towards making progress at their own pace and according to their own ability. The course will include a variety of different techniques, asanas (postures) and breath work. Particular attention will be given to the foundation of a posture, using the contact of the body with the ground to bring greater length and balance to the spine and greater ease and freedom to the breath. Different breathing techniques will be practiced to enhance awareness of the breath and the breath will be used as a tool for greater awareness of the body.

Course aim

To provide students with an opportunity to maintain a yoga practice and further expand and develop their knowledge of yoga and self-awareness with an experienced tutor and within a supportive group.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

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

  • feel the benefits of a regular, on-going yoga practice to overall feelings of well-being.
  • adapt the practice to suit individual needs and requirements.
  • have a greater understanding of the connection between the breath and the core.
  • practise a variety of different breathing techniques.
  • be familiar with ways in which to soften and relax the body and breath.

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
  • Any practice that the student feels able to continue with outside of the classroom will help to build on the techniques that they have learnt during the sessions and aid with progression.

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?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • There will be yoga mats, blocks and blankets available but students are welcome to bring their own.

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 with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

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Beginners Yoga

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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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