Through this course, you will explore the practice of yoga to join the breath, body, mind and spirt in order to enhance mental and physical wellbeing.
In a supportive and relaxed environment, students will have the opportunity to connect to the physical and mental aspects of wellbeing and discover the benefits that yoga practice can deliver.
The course is designed to accommodate students with various levels of yoga experience by embedding differentiation and modifications. It is appropriate for those relatively new to yoga (including beginners). However, intermediate and advanced yogis who want a gentler practice are welcome.
The course is targeted at adults, although under 18s are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult.
As you are signing up for our ten-week programme, you get your first session for FREE!
The course will facilitate establishment/maintenance of good breathing practices (pranayama), development and advancement of postures (asanas) and guided relaxation techniques (meditation).
If you are unable to commit to the full programme, you also have the option to sign up for individual sessions using our PAYG option.
All equipment will be provided. However, students may bring their own equipment if they prefer. The College will provide mats, blocks, bricks, straps and blankets.
You should wear light and comfortable clothing. Yoga is practised barefoot. However, socks may be worn during relaxation.
In order to stay hydrated, and help with detoxification, you may wish to bring water to the practice.
You will be asked to complete a health questionnaire before your first session. Please let us know of any medical conditions or injuries before practice. If you have a serious injury or medical condition, please consult your doctor before practising yoga.
Programmes run throughout the year - please contact our Learning for Leisure team for further information.
Derby College offer sport, health and leisure facilities for public use. This includes fitness centre, sports hall and outdoor pitch hire plus lots more. Located at Broomfield Hall, Johnson Building and Mackworth.
Keen runner Kirsty Peinelt has always wanted a health related career but hadn't considered sports therapy until her partner needed physiotherapy after an illness a few years ago.
His physiotherapist explained to her how soft tissue massages work so she decided to look into that area of health and fitness and found her ideal course at Derby College.
And Kirsty who is 22 and from Heanor, has been gaining valuable hands-on experience as she works towards completing her BTEC level 3 Sports Science Advanced Diploma.
Over the summer break she worked part-time at Belper Life Fitness giving sports massage treatments to people of all ages and fitness levels.
As part of her therapist's role she has treated everyone from keen athletes in training for gruelling triathlons through to older people who just want a massage in order to feel better.
Kirsty, who is soon to start the second year of her two year diploma course, hopes to go on to university and study for a degree in physiotherapy.
Once qualified she would like to work in the NHS and ideally specialise in paediatric, neurological or malignancy physiotherapy.
Luckily I found just the course I was looking for at Derby College.
My Level 2 course, which I took in 2013/2014, was fantastic – there wasn't a thing about it that I didn't love.
To be a good sports massage therapist you need to thoroughly understand physiology and anatomy, so there is a lot to learn.