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.
Sports enthusiast Beth Wood is weighing up study options and a potential career thanks to her college course and work placement.The seventeen-year-old Level 3 Sports Coaching and Development student has completed the first year of her course with the offer of an apprenticeship.On work experience, as part of the course, she so impressed bosses at children' coaching company First Grade Sports that they first gave her a job teaching children in holidays and half terms.Now they have now gone one step further and offered an apprenticeship.Beth is also considering whether to go on to higher education at Derby College or whether to experience university life.
She said: "Without the college I wouldn't have got the chance of my work experience, or my job, or the offer an apprenticeship. My work experience helped me to understand how to teach different ages and abilities. It also helped improve my confidence, helping me feel comfortable in my own ability and knowledge."