A Yoga course consisting mainly of practical work on movements and Yoga Asanas with Breathing techniques integrated. Each session will include a Relaxation practice and depending on the theme a Concentration technique. There will be repetition of some asana and techniques for recognition of Yoga practices, to encourage development of a home Yoga practice. A variety of Asana and techniques will be included to maintain interest, with different Yogic philosophical concepts introduced. Safety will be emphasised throughout each session enabling the individual to maintain and improve flexility and strength, with confidence.

Course aim

To enable the individual to experience Yoga techniques with guidance for the development of Mind/Body Harmony, the course will include the practice of asana, breathing, relaxation and concentration techniques. This course will be provided via Zoom

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
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This course is for a group of around 15 students studying in a live video-learning platform conference and an online digital learning environment platform from the comfort of your own home.
  • This is a live lecture delivered by a subject specialist in an online webinar video learning platform. You will need to be able to access the internet on a device with speakers or earphones. There will be opportunities to take part in discussions and chats. If you’d like to know how to use Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This course is for returners to Yoga

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

  • Perform various movements and Yoga Asanas in each session to maintain and develop overall flexibility employing the Yogic concept of Ahimsa, non-harm.
  • Employ techniques to improve control of the respiratory system within the class environment and for safe home practice.
  • Identify then reduce tension throughout the whole body to increase a sense of general well being.
  • Evaluate the effects of concentration/meditation techniques experienced and describe the relevance and benefits of a focused mind.
  • Recall aspects of Yoga philosophy included in the course, which supports the physical practice of Yoga.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. 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

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?

  • 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: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • 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
  • Please bring a Yoga Mat and Wear Loose Comfortable Clothing

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
  • Development of Home Practice will be encouraged, Hand-outs will be supplied Details about attendance of Yoga events and courses will be discussed. Attend another WEA Yoga Course.

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2020
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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