Course title:
Relaxing Yoga for All
Tutor:
Maria Michelle Pittaway
Course ID:
C3680077
Start date:
18/02/2022
End date:
20/05/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Fri 18 Feb 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Fri 25 Feb 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Fri 04 Mar 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Fri 11 Mar 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Fri 18 Mar 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Fri 25 Mar 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Fri 01 Apr 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Fri 08 Apr 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Fri 15 Apr 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Fri 06 May 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Fri 13 May 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Fri 20 May 2022 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Total sessions: 12
Total number of classroom hours: 24
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 24
Date
Fri 18 Feb 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 25 Feb 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 04 Mar 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 11 Mar 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 18 Mar 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 25 Mar 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 01 Apr 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 08 Apr 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 15 Apr 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 06 May 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 13 May 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 20 May 2022
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
12
Total number of classroom hours:
24
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
24
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£0.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

If you have health issues it is always advisable to consult your GP before beginning any course involving physical exercise.

This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

If you have health issues it is always advisable to consult your GP before beginning any course involving physical exercise.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
You will need; A device to enable you to connect to the online class through Zoom and Canvas (PC, Laptop, Tablet or Smartphone) and an internet connection. Non-slip yoga mat. A blanket. A stable dining type chair (without wheels). A clear safe space to practice in.
Course aim:
This course aims to help learners experience a positive and long lasting effect on general health and well-being through the regular practice of yoga techniques with a particular focus on relaxation.
Course description:
In this course we will learn about the deep connection between body, breath and mind and work to bring them together through a variety of yoga practices, working physically, mentally and with the aim of finding strength, stillness and peace. We will practice asana (poses or flowing movements) that aim to lengthen and strengthen our muscles and help us release tension and find physical balance. We will experience the effects of mindful breathing on our stress levels and learn about pranayama (yogic breathing). We will explore some meditation techniques to help us calm and gain some control over our chattering minds. We will learn to relax deeply and begin the practice of yoga nidra (sleeping with awareness). All practices will be gentle, and gently taught, with the aim of being accessible to anyone who is able to get onto the floor and back up again (with the help of a chair where necessary) - some of the practices will be chair based. You will need a clear, safe, space to practice.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. You will be able to give at least one example of how to connect the movement of the body to the breath.
2. You will be able to name or demonstrate at least one way to encourage flexibility in the spine.
3. You will be able to name or demonstrate at least one breathing practice.
4. You will be able to describe or demonstrate at least one way of preparing the body for deep relaxation.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit: www.wea.org.uk/help

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

Information and advice

For more information and advice about our courses phone our support team on 0300 303 3464 or email: courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

Support

We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email studentsupport@wea.org.uk. The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

You can also find out about what support is available through our Student Handbook. This highlights what you can expect from WEA and what we expect from you. https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/student-handbook

For information about course fees and financial support whilst you study visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/course-fees-and-financial-support

For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/learningsupport

What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk