Yoga for beginners

Yoga training courses at Portslade Adult Learning

A practical one and a half hour class of gentle mindful hatha yoga.  You will learn body and breath awareness with beginner yoga asanas/postures, pranayama/breathing and meditation techniques. Mudras/hand gestures will also be used to enhance our yoga practice in a compassionate, inclusive and non-competitive space. 

START DATE AND TIME:
Mon, 13th May 2019
1900-2030
DURATION:
10 Weeks
Code:
CL086
Full fee:
£90
Concessionary fee:*
£80

TUTOR:

TBC

Address

PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
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A practical one and a half hour class of gentle mindful hatha yoga. You will learn body and breath awareness with beginner yoga asanas/postures, pranayama/breathing and meditation techniques. Mudras/hand gestures will also be used to enhance our yoga practice in a compassionate, inclusive and non-competitive space.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • To learn basic yoga poses.
  • To learn basic breathing techniques.
  • To learn to practise mindfully / in the present moment.
  • To learn basic meditation techniques to enhance yoga practice.
  • To develop and enhance yoga skills.
  • To gain the skills for continued practice.
  • COURSE CONTENT

    Mindful gentle hatha yoga focuses on movement with breath in the present moment. Flexibility, balance and strength are improved with regular practice. Props such as yoga blocks, bricks, straps and blankets can be used to help the practice to suit the body’s make up and limitations. The class format includes initial mental arrival, warm up, main phase, cool down asanas and final relaxation to absorb the benefits and reflect on the practice. Mindful / presence awareness yoga helps reduce stress, promoting mental and physical wellbeing.


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    The asanas will be demonstrated with clear instructions. Whenever needed, variations or alternative poses will be shown to suit students’ needs and progression. Individual adjustments of postures may be made for optimal alignment to gain maximum benefit with least effort.


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Absolute beginner. No prior knowledge of yoga is required.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    Teacher observation with feed back from the students.


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    Home practice is recommended to help remember the taught materials.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    Bottle of water, comfortable yoga clothes such as t-shirt and leggings, yoga mat, yoga strap/belt, 2 yoga bricks, 1/2 yoga blocks, blanket- if you are coming for the first time, yoga mat and a blanket will do. It is important to feel comfortable and warm during the practice so easily removable layers would be ideal.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    Attending community yoga classes which are usually donation-based and suitable for all abilities including beginner yogis. Also trying beginner friendly gentler types of hatha yoga such as yin, restorative and yoga nidra. Attending yoga taster sessions, festivals and workshops. The internet and youtube are also great sources of yoga lessons and yoga information.

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