Gentle Yin Yoga (Integrated* class)

Course Dates: 18/09/24 - 23/10/24
Time: 16:45 - 17:45
Location: Keeley Street
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Unsure or unconfident about fitting into a regular class? For people in recovery, or dealing with a health or disability issue, or those new to yoga, this class will be gentle on you and work with you as you are. *Accessible to both deaf and hearing people.
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Gentle Yin Yoga (Integrated* class)
  • Course Code: FKF14
  • Dates: 18/09/24 - 23/10/24
  • Time: 16:45 - 17:45
  • Taught: Wed, Daytime
  • Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Sarah Scott

Course Code: FKF14

Wed, day, 18 Sep - 23 Oct '24

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Any questions? health@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 8142 4577

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What is the course about?

In this class the focus will be on finding active comfort in postures, using props appropriately whilst discovering one’s individual need for safety moving from one posture to another. Drawing on the principles of Yin Yoga there will be space to explore being comfortably still in new found postures generating a gentle but focused practice which is intended to encourage confidence in the body in motion.

What will we cover?

- Postures that help calm the mind and generate energy.
- Breathing practices to pave a path towards stillness
- Appropriate and supportive use of props
- Fine tuning body awareness.

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

- Identify 5 postures that feel personally supportive for ongoing practice
- Use breathing practices to calm the mind whilst the body is in stillness
- Experience and describe the grounding and nurturing effects of gentle yoga
- Increase body awareness.

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

This class is suitable for complete beginners regardless of age, gender and fitness level.

Please contact your GP for advice if you have any health conditions which may impact on your participation in the course. In addition, please ensure that you tell the tutor about any conditions or concerns at the start of the course.

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

- sign language with voice-on by request for students who have some hearing
- demonstration
- copy me
- physical adjustment (optional)
- questions and answers.

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.

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

You can continue on with Yoga for Deaf people Mixed Levels or explore other courses in our Health and Wellbeing programme.

Sarah Scott Tutor Website

For 20 years Sarah has been teaching people who do not usually have access to yoga. She is the leader in the field of yoga for deaf people. She also works with people recovering from, or living with, specific physical and emotional health issues (including those living with dementia) through delivery of Chair Yoga classes across Westminster and K & C, and at Triyoga. Sarah qualified as an Inner Yoga Trust and British Wheel of Yoga registered teacher / practitioner. She danced from the age of four, and was first moved by Yoga when she was 16, though it has not always been easy for her to access as she is partially deaf. She has taught Deaf Yoga classes for staff members at DCAL (Deafness Cognition & Language Research Centre), Deaf Plus, Sign Health, DeafWorks, Oak Lodge School, Remark!, Special Yoga Centre, Sense and the Deaf Multilingual Community Service. Sarah’s yoga is an expression of and has evolved from her understanding of the teachings and a mix of Scaravelli informed, Iyengar and Satyanada Yoga. Her practice as a teacher responds to sensory, physical and mental /emotional needs. sarah.scott@citylit.ac.uk

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.