Gosport Discovery Centre
Tuesday 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January, 6th, 20th, 27th February and 5th March 2024
11.15am to 12.30pm
Use gentle yoga and breathing exercises to increase feelings of balance and harmony in the body and mind. Using the chair as a prop we will build strength and stability within the body. We will also introduce a range of breathing and relaxation techniques to allow the mind to relax be still and calm. This course is for anyone who wants to move but needs a gentle class to help them and particularly for people struggling with back pain, arthritis and problems kneeling.
- Demonstrate improved movement, strength and flexibility
- Demonstrate 3 methods of meditation practice
- Perform 3 breathing exercises
- Demonstrate at least 4 Yoga Poses
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 move the body and build up confidence, strength and movement in all parts of the body
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: Wear suitable loose comfortable clothing. Whilst most of the session will be done using the chair, if you would like to use the mat for some of the postures please feel free to bring it along as this course is tailored to what your body needs. Don’t forget a bottle of water
Next steps: Follow on Yoga classes through Learning in Libraries, other fitness or mindfulness courses
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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