Yoga helps build your wellbeing holistically, by using slow movements and poses, with deep breathing exercises, offering physical and mental health benefits. This course will introduce you to Yoga relaxation and breathing techniques and enable you to practise a variety of Yoga postures for strength, flexibility, mobility and balance. Your tutor will work with you on developing your Yoga skills and help you find ways to improve your mental wellbeing.
This course is part of our Passport to Wellbeing programme for adults to support them as they rediscover their mental and emotional balance and to help them live healthy, active lives.
If depression, anxiety or stress are making your life difficult, come and join one of our free courses. You can connect with others, learn new skills and try some focussed physical activity.
What will we cover?
The intent of this course is for you to learn Yoga poses and breathing techniques and through this help you improve your sense of wellbeing.
By the end of the course, you will be able to: 1. Practise relaxation for at least 5 minutes 2. Perform at least 3 breathing techniques 3. Demonstrate at least 3 postures for strength, flexibility, mobility and balance 4. Experiment with approaches to wellbeing that can be integrated into your daily life
As this course takes place over several sessions, you will find you make the most progress if you attend every lesson and complete any home practice that is suggested.
Who is this course for? Is there anything I need to know before joining?
If your mental health is making your life difficult, for example because you are depressed, anxious or stressed, this course might be for you. It is part of our Passport to Wellbeing programme which is for people would like to improve their mental health.
It is suitable anyone who wants to learn how Yoga can improve your wellbeing You don’t need to have any previous knowledge in the subject, just an interest and willingness to learn.
If you would like to enrol, we will ask you to attend a pre-course meeting, including a questionnaire about your wellbeing and any additional support needs. This is essential to help us ensure we provide the right support to enable you to have a positive learning experience with us.
What do I need to bring to the first class? Will there be any extra costs?
Please bring a pen, something to lie on (such as an exercise or camping mat or a large bath towel) and warm layers or a blanket for relaxation.
You should wear comfortable clothing which allows a full range of movement, e.g. raising the arms above the head and bending over/crouching down. Yoga is usually practised with bare feet.
All basic costs are included.
What can I do when I finish the course?
As a learner on our Passport to Wellbeing programme, you will be offered a maximum of three free courses on the programme.
After this course, in discussion with your tutor, you may wish to progress on to further courses in the same subject or you can choose to switch to another course in the programme (subject to places being available).
When you feel ready to learn in a more open environment, you will also be offered a 50% discount on a course on our main Community Learning programme.
All learners should be willing to attend regularly, follow instructions, comply with guidance on health and safety, and work safely with others.
We also encourage you to seek appropriate support from a medical professional or other service to complement your learning.
We welcome learners with additional needs and disabilities. When you enrol please let us know if you would like to discuss your extra support needs with a member of the Supported Learning Team who will then contact you as soon as possible. If you are enrolling within 10 days of the course start date, we may not be able to contact you before your first class.
As our courses are taught in English, please contact us if you have any concerns about your level of English.
Surrey Adult Learning values and supports equality and diversity by promoting fairness and respect at all times.
How to enrol
You can't currently enrol online for this course, so please call 0300 200 1044 to express your interest or to make an enquiry for further information.
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