Yoga And Meditation

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 35 Conc £18 Full £45 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Wednesday 17:00 - 18:30 11 MAC 19/09/2018 05/12/2018 AW1184
Saturday 10:00 - 11:30 11 MAC 22/09/2018 08/12/2018 AW1196

What will the course cover?

Basic yoga postures; Breathing techniques; Discipline, patience, relaxation and concentration. Returning students will be progressed within the same class.

Who is the course for?

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.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

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.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

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. 1. Theory/Philosophy. Demonstrate how they can be applied in physical practice. 2. Breathing and relaxation. Explain their relevance and confidently carry out at least two different types of Pranayama, (Breathing), techniques. 3. Surya Namaskar, (Sun salutations). Practice and memorise vinyasa sequences including sun salutation. 4. Classical standing postures. Carry out and identify the benefits of standing postures. 5. Inverted postures. Select and perform inverted poses according to ability. 6. Pawanmuktasana. Carry out a series of joint mobility movements. 7. Home practice. Devise a home practise as part of on-going progression, selecting one from each of the following: forward bend, backbend,side stretch, spinal twist, balance and inverted posture. 8. Meditation. Carry out a short meditation practice. 9. Visualisation. Use positive visualisation methods. 10. Develop Self Awareness and concentration.

How is the course organised?

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.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

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.

How will my progress be assessed?

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.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

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.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

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.

What support is available?

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.