Course Description

Course Description
This Hatha Yoga course is intended for both men and women of all abilities and ages.
Beginners and more experienced learners are welcome. Yoga is non-competitive and you
will be encouraged to find and stay within your own personal limits. If you are pregnant,
on medication, or have any serious medical condition, please check with you GP/Nurse
and discuss with the tutor, as classes are generally physically active.
This course is a gentle yoga class, ideal for those wishing to decrease stress and
incorporate yoga, perhaps for the first time, into a holistic approach to improving over-all
physical and mental wellbeing.
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.
Use of information technology:
Learners can access the centre’s online Moodle site for links to further well-being
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)
• 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 should 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 to bring your own mat Prosp Additional Costs
We offer Saturday courses- the mini-retreats, which include yoga, mindfulness and
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)