Kum-Nye: Tibetan relaxation and meditation workshop

Learn relaxation techniques in the Tibetan Kum Nye tradition, which uses breathing, massage and gentle movement exercises to refresh and revitalise the whole body and mind. This workshop will introduce you to the principles and practice. Suitable for all.

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Key course information

Date
14/03/15

Day(s)
Sat

Duration
1 week

Time
10:15 - 17:15

Fees ?
Full fee: £68NC

Venue
KS - Keeley Street

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Course code
FFC63

Availability
Available
(status updated every 15 mins)

NC: No concessionary fees available as there is no government funding for this course.

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Course outline

What is the course about?

Introducing and exploring some key concepts from the Tibetan relaxation and yoga tradition of Kum Nye. The Tibetan yoga tradition is a system to promote healing and energy, opening awareness to a point where meditation is spontaneous and effortless. This will be a practical introduction to some of the key exercises and themes.

What topics will we cover?

We will explore some primary concepts from the Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga Tradition, including massage, movement exercises, breathing exercises, visualisations, and meditation.

By the end of this course you should be able to:

- Define the terms Kum and Nye
- Experience the effects of thorough relaxation
- Appreciate the importance of relaxation in relation to awareness
- Practice breathing exercises
- Perform a basic self massage safely and independently
- Discuss the integration of mind with the body and contrast this with our usual experience of ourselves
- Experience a chanting practice to invigorate and awaken inner energies
- Practise some basic Kum Nye exercises promoting a release and/or balancing of energy
- Share experiences and ideas.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable to anyone in basic good health. No experience required. You will need to be able to read and write short sentences, follow verbal instructions, observe and copy physical movements and use spatial awareness within a group.

PLEASE SEE THE PRE-EXERCISE CHECK LIST BELOW:

To assist us in providing a safe and healthy environment for you to exercise in please take a moment to consider the list below. If you have suffered from any of the conditions listed, please check with a medical practitioner whether it is suitable for you to undertake an exercise programme and bring a referral letter from your doctor to your tutor. If you have not checked, or if it is not suitable, please do not participate in an exercise or movement class.

- Do you ever have pains in your chest?
- Have you had any operations or injuries in the last year?
- Do you often feel faint or have spells of dizziness?
- Are you receiving medication for any condition?
- Do you have high blood pressure?
- Is there anything else we should know about your health?
- Do you have a bone or joint problem, such as Arthritis, Osteoporosis, back or knee problems?

It is inadvisable for students suffering from certain medical conditions to attend a Yoga class. This does not mean that they should not do Yoga, but they may need individual attention or a special programme of asanas (postures). These conditions include:

Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Conditions associated with Heart Disease, Cancer or benign tumours
Epilepsy including Petit Mal
Diabetes
Meniere's Disease
Detached Retina
AIDS
MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)
Recent post-operative conditions
New students who are pregnant.

Advice can be sought from the Department Office for those who have concerns about the suitability of the class for them.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Exercises will be demonstrated by the tutor, then practised as a group. There is no set work outside the class but if desired the tutor will advise regarding home practise.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You may wish to bring a notepad. Clothes suitable for movement are recommended (not jeans!). A short reading list is available on request. Handouts will be provided.

Do I need to have an interview before I can enrol?

No.

What feedback will I get?

You will receive regular feedback from your tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate. At the end of the course you and your tutor are asked to assess the progress you have made.

How will I be able to give my views on the course?

Please complete the evaluation form at the end of your course. These are monitored and help us to continually improve our courses.

How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?

You may be interested in: education and careers advice; financial and childcare support; disability support; support for Deaf and hearing-impaired students; dyslexia support; English and maths support; counselling, and library services (supported learning centre). To find out what may be available to you, and how to apply, see page 340 of the 14/15 course guide, or visit www.citylit.ac.uk/students

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may wish to consider Yoga or Meditation Courses at City Lit.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Information and Advice Shop, open Monday to Friday 12:00 – 19:00 during term time, and Monday to Friday 12:00 – 17:00 out of term time. See the course guide for term dates and further details.

Who can I contact for further information?

Tel: 020 7492 2622

health@citylit.ac.uk

Advice times:

During term-time Tuesday 17.30 - 18.30 Thursday 12.30 - 13.30 Room 101A

Non term-time Tuesday 17.30 - 18.30 Wednesday 12.30 - 13.30 Room 101A

To enrol on a course, call 020 7831 7831

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Tel: 020 7492 2622

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Advice times:

During term-time Tuesday 17.30 - 18.30 Thursday 12.30 - 13.30 Room 101A

Non term-time Tuesday 17.30 - 18.30 Wednesday 12.30 - 13.30 Room 101A

To enrol on a course, call 020 7831 7831

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