Yoga - All Abilities

Course intent

This course is aimed at enhancing overall wellbeing through the practice of physical postures known as yoga asana and the introduction of other yogic practices.

Yoga practices aim to: increase strength and stamina; improve flexibility; relax and calm the mind; detoxify and tone the body; balance the nervous system; strengthen the respiratory system; boost the immune system; reduce stress and tension; aid weight loss; reduce stress and tension; and, make you feel good!

All are welcome to join this course.

What will we cover?

We will learn a range of yoga postures in standing, seated and lying down positions from different systems of yoga such as Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Sivananda and Yin. We will also learn breathing exercises (pranayama) and other yogic practices such as meditation, mantra, kriyas, and yoga philosophy. 

Your tutor will give variations for each exercise suited to your own level of experience and ability. The tutor may use equipment, such as blocks or bolsters, to help you achieve better alignment. You will be able to practise the exercises at home and fit them in to your daily routine.

Who is this course for? Is there anything I need to know before joining?

This course is suitable for everyone, all abilities, although it is particularly suited to those beginning or returning to a yoga practice.

What do I need to bring to the first class? Will there be any extra costs?

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 practised with bare feet. Bring extra layers and/or a blanket for relaxation.

You will need a non-slip yoga mat, either bring your own or borrow one of ours. Bring a water bottle, we have fountains to refill.

What can I do when I finish the course?

Re enrol on to the same course or look at the wide range of healthy living courses available.

Additional information

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.

We value and support equality, diversity and inclusion 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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