Gentle Exercise - Sport England

Ref: C3745564

Gentle exercises to help promote flexibiliity, balance and inner calm.

Course aim

Gentle exercises, mainly seated on a chair and some standing with optional lying down (can be on the floor or a sofa, no special equipment needed.)

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:

  • Sit in a good posture
  • Learn some simple stretches
  • Practise standing exercise for balance
  • Practise breathing exercises for calming the mind
  • Practise relaxation

How will I be taught?

  • The tutor will guide you through the exercises, giving demonstrations and talking through any key points, as well as facilitating relaxation sessions.

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
  • We will discuss as we go along how you find the exercises and whether you have specific needs we can build into the sessions.

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit:
  • Nothing else is needed
  • It would be helpful if you have enough clear space in your room to stand and stretch out your arms, and also to lie down either on the floor or a sofa, but this is optional.

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
  • The tutor will be running other WEA courses as well as private courses that may be of interest to you.

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Gentle Exercise - Sport England

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