Course overview

Yoga is a great way to improve your health and wellbeing. Physically yoga can help you to release tension and improve flexibility, strength and balance. Yoga can also help you to manage your stress levels, relax, feel calmer and more focused. This course is suitable for beginners with no experience of yoga or those who are returning to yoga and wanting to focus on the fundamentals. This course will also focus on practising yoga to suit your body's needs and your ability and how to adapt poses and practices to meet these individual needs.

Course description

This mat-based course will introduce you to a range of yoga practices including:

1. Foundational yoga poses that develop your flexibility, strength and balance

2. Basic breathing techniques that develop awareness of your breath

3. Introductory concentration techniques to focus your mind and encourage a calm, meditative state

4. A variety of relaxation techniques to release tension and help you feel calm

You will learn how to adapt these yoga poses and practices to suit your individual body's needs. One of the great things about yoga is that it can be adapted to a wide range of abilities.

You will learn with a friendly, experienced yoga tutor in a safe and mutually supportive class. There will be set Learning Outcomes which will enable you to recognise your progress and achievement.

After this yoga course, you can progress to the Intermediate Yoga course or choose other WEA yoga classes online or in your local community.

This is a mat based class, so learners need to be able to get up and down off the floor.

Learners will need to complete a health questionnaire and discuss any health issues with the tutor to ensure the class is suitable for them.

Learners will need to provide their own non-slip yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing that allows them to move freely. Extra layers of clothing and a blanket will provide warmth during relaxation. Sometimes blocks or yoga straps may be used but alternatives can be suggested.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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