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.
Ever since school, Katy Morten had set her heart on becoming a personal trainer.
By the age of just 21, she had already achieved her career goal – thanks to a sport apprenticeship programme run by Derbyshire Dales District Council in partnership with Derby College.
Having secured a full-time job as an instructor at Bakewell Swimming Pool, Katy particularly enjoys helping people to reach their goals – whether it be weight loss or training for a particular sporting event.
I knew I could get nationally recognised qualifications more quickly on an apprenticeship – and having lots of work experience in the industry under my belt would stand me in good stead when looking for employment. Plus, who could argue with being paid to learn?
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