Thursday 19th, 26th January, 2nd, 9th, 23rd February 2nd and 9th March 2023
(No session 16th February)
10.00am to 11.15am
Use gentle yoga and breathing to increase feelings of comfort and relaxation in the body. Gently work joints and muscles through their full range of comfortable movement to improve overall health. We will also introduce a range of mindfulness techniques to reduce your stress levels.
- Perform at least 4 different yoga postures
- Identify improvements to mobility and flexibility
- Apply at least 4 different meditation/relaxation methods
- Identify the benefits of breathing exercises
About the Course: Yoga has been used for centuries to improve physical and mental health. Gentle stretches and strengthening to release tightness, improve alignment and reinvigorate underused muscles. Focusing the mind on the body and breath takes it away from worries. Regular practise of relaxation has massive health benefits as it allows the body’s own healing systems to be more active
Who is this course for: for those who wish to use gentle stretches and breathing techniques to feel more relaxed and lower stress with mindful techniques
Previous Knowledge or Experience: No previous knowledge or experience is required. You will be required to complete a health check form prior to the course commencing
How will I learn: Tutor demonstration, verbal cues, tutor feedback
How will I be assessed: tutor feedback, self assessment (increased flexibility, feeling more relaxed, ability to do more complex asana etc)
What shall I bring: Yoga or exercise mat, wear suitable loose comfortable clothing. Don’t forget a bottle of water
Next Steps: Follow on Yoga, Self-help Relaxation Techniques for your well-being
Attendance is expected at each session to ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience and to minimise disruption for other learners. Please advise the venue/tutor of any absence you may have.
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