Breathe and Relax
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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- Course Code: FKK63
- Dates: 16/01/24 - 19/03/24
- Time: 13:00 - 14:00
- Taught: Tue, Daytime
- Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
- Location: Online
- Tutor: Bram Williams
Course Code: FKK63
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Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
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What is the course about?
Incorporating gentle relaxation, Chi Kung practices, and simple movement to free the restrictions to breath. Explore breath practices from varied Yoga, Meditation & wholistic approaches.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
To generate a regular practice of breath-work, to maintain resilience in the lungs and surrounding areas involved in respiration.
¿ Different, gentle movement routines.
¿ Intention in movement.
¿ Thorough breath release though a variety of practices.
¿ Healthy and productive relaxation techniques.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
¿ Find and explore free relaxed breath related movement suitable for your body
¿ Know how to use a gentle routine to help body and breath release
¿ Have practiced a variety of gentle relaxation postures
¿ Describe the benefits of good breathing habits.
¿ Practice certain exercises independently at home.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable for anyone in basic good health.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- Instructions, explanations, demonstrations,
- Individual practice
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Space to move, suitable clothing to move in . You may like a yoga mat or a blanket on the floor for lying down exercises and a chair or cushions for sitting practices.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Kung or Meditation classes.
Bram Williams has been a yoga teacher at the City Lit for 10+ years. He holds a British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Diploma. His own daily yoga practice has evolved over the years into a subtle, meditative approach to asana (yoga posture) with a large emphasis on pranayama (breath control) as a lead into seated meditation. Studying in mindfulness, and both Shamatha and Vipassana meditation in Northern India means he is very fortunate to have contact with his teacher there, as well as studying with teachers from the Himalayan Institute in America. Having trained in many styles and forms of yoga over more than 18 years, Bram’s teaching approach is flexible and adaptable to the needs of a particular group (or individual). he emphasis of his teaching vocabulary stresses breath release, so awareness is directed to the 'sensation' of the posture, rather than on a body aesthetic or idealised end result. A Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals, a Yoga Elder with the Independent Yoga Network as well as Diploma Course Tutor with the British Wheel of Yoga, Bram is also a qualified Lip Reading Tutor.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.