This course has concessions available

Gentle Yoga For Relaxation

Who is this course for

This is a gentle yoga class for those wishing to relax and improve mobility and flexibility.
Yoga is generally safe, but students who have any health concerns should check with a medical advisor that yoga is suitable before enrolling.

What does this course cover

The class will include gently mobilising joints and stretching muscles with yoga postures (asanas). Some breath awareness (pranayama) and guided relaxations during the course will also help to aid relaxation and calm the mind.
By the end of the course, you should be able to
Perform some gentle yoga postures to aid flexibility and mobility
Combine breathing with movement to aid focus and concentration
Practice relaxation with guidance

What will it be like

- A medical checklist needs to be filled by all on the first session - Physical demonstration, oral explanations and hands-on adjustments of postures - Variations of postures will be given as required by individual needs - Occasional hand-outs will be given when relevant and helpful for home practice
As most of the practice will take place on the mat you will need to be able to get up and down from the floor unassisted by the tutor. A lightweight sports towel might help for additional padding underneath the head or elsewhere if you find you need additional cushioning for comfort.

What else do you need to buy or do

Wear loose comfortable clothing that does not restrict movements (sports top, loose sports trousers, T-shirts) and that do not restrict your breath: no jeans or belts.
For health and safety reasons socks will need to be removed during any standing postures. Standing practice is done barefoot (or with anti-slip socks if you do not wish to be barefoot.) You are welcome to bring your own mat, or a towel if you wish to place over the mats that are provided.
You should come to class on an empty stomach or have waited at least 2 hours after a light snack before coming to class.

What this course could lead to

Tutor to advise at the end of the course. Students who wish to continue to the next term must enrol in advance.

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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