Gentle Yoga

Course Dates: 14/01/21 - 01/04/21
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Location: Online

Stretch, relax and feel good! This class offers both an introduction to yoga and a gentle way of practice. Beginners are welcome and posture adaptations are provided for lesser able students.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.


What is the course about?

In this class, gentle classical yoga postures are combined with breathing and movement to energise you and help to de- stress the mind and body. Relaxation, meditation and visualisation are taught and practised. The emphasis is on everybody working at their own pace in a relaxed and non-competitive atmosphere. Please contact the department if you are concerned about suitability.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

The class will start with relaxation and joint movement exercises to prepare the body and mind for the classical yoga posture practice. The course is progressive, with various options and adaptations provided, and you'll be encouraged to work at your own level, taking rests whenever you need to. Some yoga equipment will be used to support practice.

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

- Perform basic gentle yoga postures to improve your flexibility, muscle tone, fitness and stamina
- Practise relaxation with guidance
- Follow the teachers instructions
- Combine breathing and movement exercises to de-stress
- Improve your body awareness
- Describe some of the benefits of yoga.

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

No prior knowledge or experience of yoga is needed. The postures are gentle and adapted versions are provided. Beginners are very welcome. You will need to be able to read and write short sentences, follow verbal instructions, observe and copy physical movements and use spatial awareness.

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

- Instructions, explanations, demonstrations, corrections
- Q&As
- Individual practice
- Mini lecture.

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

No. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Postures are performed barefoot but you may wear non-slip socks if you prefer. You would need to have a non-slip mat to practice on and if youdon't have yoga props, like blocks, beltsand bolsters, you can use cushions, folded blanket and a chair.

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

Advice on further activities or courses to suit your individual level will be provided. Students are encouraged to practise the techniques at home, or you may wish to progress to a Beginners Yoga course.


Customer Reviews 8 item(s)

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Book early, as this course is very popular. Very good teacher, and you will learn how to relax and improve posture and flexibility.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 08/12/2019)
recommend the teacher but advise that the class isn't particularly gentle in terms of yoga
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 02/12/2019)
I recommend it. different abilities are well catered for.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 18/07/2019)
This is an excellent course for those who want gentle but thorough movement. The course tutor is very good indeed.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 29/11/2018)
Excellent course and certainly restored my confidence in my ability . The teacher is totally competent and communicates with confidence and ease, hence creating a good atmosphere.
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Review by Alaweya / (Posted on 09/07/2015)
This is an excellent course for people who are new to yoga and have limitations in movement, taught by an experienced, considerate, caring and kind teacher.

The teacher of this course is excellent. The work is varied and tackles all areas of the body and she is very careful to ensure that it is within the capabilities of each person. She makes it really easy by demonstrating mirror image which must be hard
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Review by maggie / (Posted on 13/04/2015)
This course has restored my confidence in my ability to do yoga, which I started 35 odd years ago and then stopped in my late 40's as I used to get queasy doing the exercises. I have so enjoyed this course that I have already signed up for the next term. I am hard of hearing and the teacher could not have been more supportive.
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Review by alaweya / (Posted on 13/04/2015)
Great Class- - [The tutor] is the 'perfect' gentle yoga teacher- she's very experienced- quite gentle in herself, - she is kind and patient with all of her students- which is very needed for this kind of class--- It's a most enjoyable class- and Very welcome- for those that cannot do - even a beginners class - due to personal restrictions.... Review by Pixie2u / (Posted on 20/03/2015)
Tutor Biographies
Biljana Cacic

Biljana was originally trained in the Yoga Body of Light style of Hatha Yoga ( in the UK and India, and has been teaching it since 2008. Apart from her main teacher, Sama Fabian, Biljana has been studying and drawing inspiration from a number of prominent teachers from differring Yoga styles and lineages. Biljana offers her students a positive and joyful experience, allowing Yoga to work for each individual. Apart from City Lit, she has taught a wide range of students with mixed skills, abilities and specific needs and within different settings, such as charities, gyms, mental health centres and corporate organisations, as well as her private classes. As a Counsellor, Biljana has always been interested in body-mind connection and the therapeutic aspects of Yoga.

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.

This course has now started

Course Code: FGD86

Started Thu, day, 14 Jan - 01 Apr '21

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

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

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