Yoga for Improvers with Rachel Bayliss

Ref: C2346362

This course will focus on the practice of yoga poses (asana) with an emphasis on the quality of the breath and a mindful approach. Each session will include breathing and/or concentration techniques as well as a relaxation technique. Elements of yoga philosophy will be introduced as appropriate to the theme of the session.

Course aim

To enable the individual to experience yoga practices that aim to integrate body, breath and mind, developing physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • Students new to the Tutor will need to complete a health questionnaire and participate in a short one to one Zoom session with the Tutor to ensure the course is suitable in advance of the course starting.

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

  • perform yoga poses (asana) that maintain and develop strength, flexibility and balance, practising with the qualities of comfort and ease (sukham) and steadiness and focus (sthira) in accordance with yoga philosophy (Patanjali's Yoga Sutras 2.46: "Sthira sukham asanam")
  • practise at least 2 breathing techniques that develop awareness of the breath; improve control over the respiratory system; and aid mental focus
  • choose from at least 2 concentration techniques to focus the mind and encourage a calm, meditative state
  • state the benefits of relaxation and choose at least one technique that feels personally beneficial
  • appreciate and identify aspects of yoga philosophy included in the course that explain the purpose, practice and benefits of yoga

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You will need a non-slip yoga mat. Wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to move freely. Have extra layers of clothing and a blanket available to help keep you warm during relaxation. Sometimes blocks or yoga straps may be used but if you do not have these alternatives can be suggested.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Yoga for Improvers with Rachel Bayliss

Enrolment 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 2021
  • 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

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

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