Chillout Yoga – Online
This is a slow-paced meditative yoga class that will focus mostly on laying down and sitting positions. The asanas are held for longer periods in order to apply moderate stress to the connective tissue of the body, the tendons, fascia, and ligaments to increase circulation in the joints, improving flexibility. This class offers a restorative approach to yoga.
Who is this course for
This is a mixed ability class ideal for those who look for a more gentle type of yoga regardless their fitness levels. Students should be able to do exercise sitting on the floor, kneeling and lying down.
You should be reasonably fit for this class, please seek advice from a health professional if you have any concerns regarding participating in Yoga.
What does this course cover
Students will be able to perform deep stretches with emphasis on realigning the spine, they will also learn concentration, cleansing and breathing techniques
What will it be like
The course will be run online using Zoom for the live class sessions and either the Moodle page for the course or some other system for the distribution of the electronic resources for the session sitting alongside this. Although there will be some adjustments that need to be made for the online version of this course, we will aim to keep the experience as close as possible to that of a face to face course taught in the Centre.
Students will receive regular feedback from the tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate. The instructor will monitor student's improvement on their range of movement, breathing quality and concentration techniques. The instructor will occasionally give students handouts with simple exercise routines to practice at home.
What else do you need to buy or do
The course will be run on Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class on your computer or mobile device. You can sign up for free here:
You will need a microphone (it's fine to use whatever is built into your device) and camera, so we can see you via video. You may also want to use headphones during the session.
You can participate in class sessions through the use of a computer, laptop, tablet or other similar internet enabled device. Please note that if you only have access to a smartphone, you will be able to attend the class sessions and participate in them but you will find it more difficult to benefit from the full range of materials and activities involved in the course if this is your only means of connection.
Make sure you have a small space to work in during the session and that as far as possible that you can keep this space quite and clear of interruption so that you can concentrate on what is happening in the class.
By signing up to the course you are consenting to being on camera. The content of the lesson may occasionally be recorded by the tutor for internal education and training purposes but any such recordings will not be made available to anyone outside of the Mary Ward Centre organisation without us asking you again for further permission to do so.
Students will need loose clothing and be comfortable exercising barefoot. Students should avoid eating two hours prior to exercising. Please bring a bottle or cup for water as the water fountain is designed for filling only.
What this course could lead to
Students might choose to repeat this course or progress towards more dynamic Yoga classes.
I've been to many Centres to study in London and the Mary Ward Centre is one of the nicest I've studied in.MWC student
Got a Question about this Course?
Contact The Departmental Administrator.
Why choose Mary Ward?
Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course
Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’