Fees: Standard £ 35 Conc £18 Full £35 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only
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Basic yoga postures; Breathing techniques; Discipline, patience, relaxation and concentration.
The course is for Agewell students who are interested in improving posture, learning to relax, developing and maintaining core strength and flexibility and using the breath effectively to enhance health.
This is a mixed ability class. Returning students are encouraged to work at their own level and pace. New students do not require prior knowledge or experience.
With the practice of yoga we learn to control the responses to the senses and the body becomes balanced, quiet and centered. Since habitual patterns of movement and every day wear and tear leave their mark as we get older it makes sense to develop and maintain muscular strength and mobility. Students will gain an awareness of their own bodies, learn how to acquire a balanced attitude to life and develop enough skill and knowledge to bring yoga into their daily life.
Group classes usually start with breathing exercises and warming up progressing to standing and lying postures which may relate to a weekly theme such as balance, for example.
Students will be encouraged to devise their own home practice plan. it is a tradition in Yoga to observe self study and become more conscious of our mind-body connections.
There is no formal assessment procedure but students are expected to record their progression/achievements on the record of achievement form. The tutor will also discuss individual concerns and note them on the same form.
Yoga should be developed as an integral part of life. Students may stay within the general class and will be progressed individually by the tutor.
You will require loose, comfortable clothing and should wear socks that can be easily removed. Some students bring a towel or blanket to class. Mats, belts and blocks are provided.
Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details are available from the ALSS course guide and from teaching or reception staff.