Course Description

Course Description
The ancient discipline of Yoga has been used successfully for several thousand years. It is a non-competitive form of exercise for the body and mind; you will be encouraged to find and stay within your own personal limits, progressing at your own pace. This course is intended for learners from all abilities, experience and age levels. Posture (asana) work, relaxation and breathing techniques (pranayama) are practised to keep you supple, strong, balanced and healthy.
All ability Yoga classes are suitable for everybody, regardless of age, sex, or experience. Those who are particularly stiff, have mobility or health issues may prefer to try a Gentle yoga class. If you are pregnant, have heart problems or any serious medical condition or concerns, please check with your GP/nurse and discuss with your tutor, as classes are physically active.
Prosp Description
By the end of the course you should be able to:
• Demonstrate improved flexibility, posture, strength, and balance safely with a variety of yoga postures.
• Participate in techniques that develop mindfulness and a relaxed inner awareness
• Use breath awareness and breathing techniques

*Note that each learner will be set specific targets based on the above and their individual starting point.

There are only a limited amount of yoga postures and breathing techniques, so although you may have done many of them before, especially if you are a returning learner, there is no final or correct level. You can always keep repeating these, going further and deeper into them and holding for longer as you progress and when your body feels ready.

Prosp Learn
If you have health concerns then please see your GP before enrolling. Prosp Suitable
If you have health concerns then please see your GP before enrolling.
You should bring your own mats for hygiene purposes as well as warmer clothing or blanket for the relaxation.

• Classes start with a short relaxation, followed by a warm up, leading into posture (asana) work
• Classes finish with breath work and deep relaxation
• Each exercise will be talked through with individual modifications and corrections made as necessary. New or complicated variations will be demonstrated first.

Your progress in learning will be discussed with you by your tutor and recorded on your personal progress plan. Approximately 15 - 20 minutes in your first and last class will be used to discuss and record your entry knowledge, progression and achievement.

You will need to wear loose comfortable clothing. It is better to practice in bare feet.

Learners must bring their own yoga mats.

You may wish to bring warmer clothing or a blanket for the relaxation.

Please bring a bottle of water.
Prosp Anything Else
you will need your own mat Prosp Additional Costs
We offer Saturday courses – the mini-retreats, which include yoga, mindfulness and meditation.

Tai Chi, should also be considered as a suitable exercise activity to try. We also run Mindfulness Meditation courses.

See the main directory for course details.

There will also be a direct progression course in this same subject – the tutor will speak to you about your own individual progress and how you could continue to improve.

If you wish to explore your learning, work or career options, you can speak to a fully trained nextstep advisor on 0800 100 900.

If you need further advice please telephone 01634 338400.
Prosp After
In order to get the most out of your course you will need to attend as many sessions as possible. We recommend at least 90%. If you do have a holiday booked during term time please let the tutor know in advance so that we can help you catch up on missed sessions and ensure that you still achieve the course outcomes. If you are unavoidably ill or unable to attend please contact 01634 338400 so that we can let your tutor know, and so they can send you any work you may have missed Prosp Attendance
1.50 hrs per session
34 session(s)