The Sanskrit word for yoga means ‘union’. The intention of yoga is to unite the body, breath and mind. It is not an exercise class.
Through this course, you will learn how the practice of yoga joins 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) but intermediate and advanced yogis wanting a gentler practice are also welcome.
The course is targeted at adults although under 18s are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult.
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.
You will be signing up for one individual session. You also have the option to sign up for the ten-week programme at a discounted rate.
The course will facilitate establishment/maintenance of good breathing practices (pranayama), development and advancement of postures (asanas) and guided relaxation techniques (meditation).
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.
Programmes run throughout the year - please contact our Learning for Leisure team for further information.