|Yoga - All levels||EL1316||Thursday
|Yoga - All levels||EL1317||Saturday
How will this course benefit me?
Based on Hatha yoga, this course is suitable for all ages and abilities and is about bringing mind, body and spirit together in harmony, which can improve your health and well-being.
Fitness classes contribute to a healthy lifestyle and an improved well-being which will benefit you at home and at work.
What are the entry requirements?
This class is suitable for all abilities, from complete beginners through to advanced.
Students must notify the tutor of any injuries and/or medical conditions (including pregnancy).
You will be required to complete a medical questionnaire on attendance. Some conditions may require a letter of consent from your doctor before you can participate in the class.
This course requires a full commitment to learning by attending every session and arriving on time.
What will I learn?
The course will include an introduction to all aspects of yoga, including its history, background and philosophy.
You will also learn a wide variety of stretching exercises designed to help develop flexibility, strength and suppleness and, by the end of the course, you should be able to perform a range of exercises and postures.
The course also includes relaxation techniques, breathing, concentration and meditation exercises, all of which help to encourage the release of stress and promote a healthier mind and body.
How will the course be delivered?
Interactive teaching in a friendly manner.
Verbal instructions and explanations.
Demonstration and practise.
Group and one-to-one guidance and support.
How will my learning be assessed?
You will receive regular verbal feedback from your tutor, who will assess you continually and informally through questions & answers and observation.
An Individual Learning Plan will help you to monitor your progress and reach your targets.
What are the extra costs?
Mats are available, but learners might prefer to bring their own.
You may wish to bring a blanket for use during relaxation.
We recommend you bring a bottle of water to rehydrate during exercise.
Please wear comfortable, loose clothing (such as track suit, leggings or jogging bottoms and a T-shirt).
Yoga is normally performed barefooted.
Health and safety requirements?
You will need to follow your tutor’s advice and guidance to ensure that you are exercising safely and following health & safety procedures.
What course can I progress to next?
Other forms of exercise.
A ‘What Next?’ progress leaflet will be available on the Institute website at the end of the course.