Before work yoga: beginners

Course Dates: 16/01/19 - 10/04/19
Time: 08:15 - 09:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street

A great way to start your day, this class will help improve body awareness, posture and flexibility. Practise relaxation and concentration exercises before work. For all ages, levels of fitness and experience. You can follow on to the next term on course FFC49.

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  • Before work yoga: beginners

Before work yoga: beginners

  • Before work yoga: beginners
Description

What is the course about?

This course will introduce you to basic yoga postures, breathing practices, relaxation and concentration exercises. Arrive feeling tired, stressed and achy and leave refreshed, relaxed and energised. Over the duration of the course we will be working in a progressive manner, establishing an integrated yoga practice.
Please ring 020 7492 2619 or email renate.lalloo@citylit.ac.uk if you would like more information about the style/school of yoga this course is based on.

What will we cover?

- Standing, sitting and lying down postures, including forward and back bends
- Inverted (upside-down) postures (optional)
- Pranayama (breath work)
- Guided relaxation
- Visualisation
- Concentration and mindfulness exercises.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Perform basic yoga postures with guidance
- Increase your observation skills
- Follow the teacher's instructions and demonstrations
- Improve your body awareness
- Demonstrate a breathing exercise
- Practise relaxation with guidance
- Describe some benefits of yoga
- Obtain improved flexibility, strength, stamina and peace of mind.

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

It is inadvisable for students suffering from certain medical conditions to attend an ordinary 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; Menieres disease; detached retina; 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?

- Demonstration and practice
- Verbal instructions
- Physical adjustments (optional)
- Questions and answers
- Mini lecture.

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

Yoga equipment including mats will be provided. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring something to keep you warm during relaxation. Postures are performed barefoot but you may wear non-slip socks if you prefer.
Regular attendance and commitment to the full duration of each class is important. Late arrivals to class will result in your fellow learners being disturbed during the initial concentration practice.

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

- Progression to a mixed levels course at City Lit
- Yoga holidays or weekends
- After 3 years of regular practice and class attendance, progression to a recognised Iyengar Teacher training course.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details

Reviews

Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

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this is a great course with an excellent tutor. The timing is perfect (08:15-09:15) as the class can attend this before getting on with the rest of their day. Highly recommend this
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 12/12/2018)
Regardless of what level of yoga practice you may be at, this class works for anyone.
It's also a great way to start the day!
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Review by Kristel / (Posted on 08/12/2018)

Book your place

Course Code: FFC47

Please choose a course date 

Wed, day, 16 Jan - 10 Apr '19

Duration: 13 sessions (over 13 weeks)

Full fee: £129.00
Senior fee: £103.00
Concession: £88.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Download form & post

Any questions? health@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2622

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.