What is the course about?
The practice of restorative yoga is designed to restore the nervous system and help release deeply held tensions from the body and mind. We use several yoga props to support the body in postures and postures are held for several minutes to allow the body to gently relax into the pose. Restorative yoga is a receptive rather than active practice. Some simple breathing practices will be taught to enhance your quality of breathing. You will also learn different mindfulness meditation practices to help bring a calm and focused awareness into your daily life.
What will we cover?
-Sitting and lying down postures, including inversions, forward and back bends all fully supported with yoga props
-Mindfulness meditation techniques
-Gentle breath work.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Perform restorative yoga postures
- Undertake a suitable breathing practice and a short meditation at home
- Increase your observation skills
- Obtain improved relaxation and peace of mind
- Have increased body awareness.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The postures are gentle and adapted versions are provided. Beginners are 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 within a group.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- Instructions, explanations, demonstrations, corrections
- Individual practice.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Yoga equipment including mats will be provided. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any other Yoga, Pilates, Mindfulness or Meditation 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