Mindful Yoga: Body, Mind & Breath - With Haidee Dampney

Ref: C3531875

On this practical course we'll use the three aspects of the body, mind and breath as a framework for exploring yoga as a truly mindful practice. We'll try a variety of different breathing practices-techniques; experiment with a range of postures involving lying on the floor, sitting and standing; explore some simple meditation techniques. Every session will end with a period of guided relaxation. This course is a fully online with no physical meeting space, accessing the course through Canvas our virtual learning environment and zoom a video conferencing software.

Course aim

A practical and accessible yoga course exploring a more mindful practice. Developing awareness and use of the body through postures, the mind through simple meditation-mindfulness and the breath using a range of breathing techniques.

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.
  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Practice some yoga breathing techniques.
  • Practice some yoga postures.
  • Explore some yoga meditation practices.
  • Experience a mindful yoga practice.
  • Be better aware of my body, mind 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
  • -Zoom -Students will be encouraged to practice what they have learnt outside of sessions

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
  • The teacher will provide verbal feedback to students during each session. Students are able to ask questions during sessions to clarify learning.

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
  • You will need to wear loose, comfortable clothing Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach / 2 hours after a meal You may bring a yoga mat, block and belt if you have them but they're not essential. Your webcam will need to be set up so you're visible, sitting & standing

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Mindful Yoga: Body, Mind & Breath - With Haidee Dampney

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 declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions
  • I declare that the address I have provided is correct and that I will provide evidence of this and my eligibility to live and work in the UK

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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