Yoga for Deaf people: beginners

Course Dates: 01/05/20 - 19/06/20
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Learn yoga postures and breathing exercises. Improve your body and breath awareness, posture, strength and flexibility, and practise relaxation techniques. For those with little or no experience of yoga.


What is the course about?

Here Yoga is taught in sign language with voice-on by request for students who are hearing impaired. The course offers an introduction to Yoga in an accessible environment. You will learn the basic yoga postures, how to do them safely.
Yoga is good for increasing flexibility, strength and confidence. With some focus on improving the breath, Yoga also helps to reduce stress by connecting to inner peace.
General health will improve with weekly yoga classes.

What will we cover?

- Standing, sitting and lying down postures, including forward and back bends
- Inverted (upside-down) postures (optional)
- Breathing exercises
- Relaxation.

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

- Demonstrate basic yoga postures and breathing exercises with guidance
- Improve body awareness
- Follow the teachers instructions and demonstrations
- Describe some benefits of yoga
- Obtain improved flexibility, strength, and inner peace.
- Practise a simple breathing exercise.

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.

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

- Demonstration and practice
- Follow me
- Question and answer.

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

Wear comfortable clothing suitable for exercise. All equipment will be provided.

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

Yoga for Deaf people: mixed levels. Your tutor will advise you when you are ready for this course.

Tutor Biographies
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.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: FKF16

Please choose a course date 

Fri, eve, 01 May - 19 Jun '20

Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)

Full fee: £79.00
Senior fee: £63.00
Concession: £54.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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Any questions?
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.