Yoga Lunchtime – Online

This Hatha yoga class offers the opportunity to de-stress in the middle of your busy day. After a busy morning, an hour of yoga can help to help revitalise you for the rest of the day. The class includes a variety of asanas (postures) to stretch and strengthen your body, as well as a short relaxation and breathing meditation.

Who is this course for

This is a mixed levels course that includes standing and floor based movement. Students attending have different levels of experience and fitness. Beginners are welcome but might like to consider attending the Back to Basics course first.

What does this course cover

During this course we practise different aspects of yoga to help quieten the mind and stretch and strengthen the body. We start with an opening relaxation enabling mind and body to connect before progressing to a gentle warm up to mobilise the joints and aid good alignment. Over the length of the course students have the opportunity to become familiar with a variety of yoga postures (asanas) to aid strength and flexibility.
Regular attendance is important as each class builds upon material covered in previous weeks.

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.

At the start you will be asked to complete a health check form regarding your general health and make an assessment of your current knowledge of yoga.
Students follow verbal instructions and physical demonstrations by the tutor. Occasional hands on adjustments will be given. Students are encouraged to ask questions to assist their learning. At times there may be some pair work to enhance learning and technique.
You will be asked to evaluate your progress during and at the end of the course.

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:

https://zoom.us/support/download

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.

Comfortable loose clothing, such as T-shirt, footless jogging bottoms or leggings. Students can bring a towel to cover mats if they wish. Practice is undertaken barefoot unless you prefer to bring non-slip yoga socks. Mats, blocks and belts are provided.

You should come to class with an empty stomach or have waited at least 2 hours after a light snack before doing a yoga class. It is preferable not to drink water during class, however have water with you to drink after class.

Students wishing to have water in the studio should bring a bottle or cup, as the fountain there is designed for filling only.

What this course could lead to

The tutor will advise. Note: Students who wish to continue on the next term must enrol in advance.

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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.’