Gentle Yoga for All

Ref: C3680076

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.

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.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers
  • If you have health issues it is always advisable to consult your GP before beginning any course involving physical exercise.

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

  • You will be able to give at least one example of how to connect the movement of the body to the breath.
  • You will be able to name or demonstrate at least one way to encourage flexibility in the spine.
  • You will be able to name or demonstrate at least one breathing practice.
  • You will be able to describe or demonstrate at least one way of preparing the body for deep relaxation.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

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.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Gentle Yoga for All

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and only applicable postcode areas are permitted to enrol.

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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