Yoga for Deaf people

Course Dates: 03/05/19 - 14/06/19
Time: 18:30 - 19:30
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...

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


To make sure we are providing safe and healthy environment for you to do yoga, please look at the list below. If you have any health issues please check with your GP that its ok for you to do yoga. If GP says it is not ok please do not participate in an exercise or movement class.


This Yoga class is not suitable if you have:

Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Conditions associated with Heart Disease, Cancer or benign tumours
Epilepsy including Petit Mal
Menieres Disease
Detached Retina
MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)
Recent post-operative conditions
New students who are pregnant.

If you need advice or are not sure if its ok for you to do this class, ask the Department Office .

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

- sign language with voice-on by request
- 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?

More deaf yoga.

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


Customer Reviews 6 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.

It is a great introduction to yoga and highly accessible for deaf people.
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Review by Chris / (Posted on 16/03/2019)
Great course run by a knowledgeable and well prepared and empathetic tutor
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Review by Susan / (Posted on 15/03/2019)
I would advise to do it, it's fully accessible to Deaf and hard of hearing people.
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Review by Francesca / (Posted on 15/03/2019)
It's great for starting learning yoga and it's great that it's accessible for Deaf and hard of hearing people.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 10/11/2018)
Enjoyable friendly yogaies group
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Review by Nadeem / (Posted on 09/11/2018)
I have attended yoga classes before and this is the first class where I have actually been able to follow what the teacher is saying, so much so in fact, that I am able to attend class without my cochlear implants, and simply follow the tutor's signing and by lipreading. This makes for a more comfortable experience as I prefer to have them off to focus, rather than on with distracting noise to contend with in addition to concentrating on following the instructions.

The tutor is ideal as she has patience, is interested in our progress, the class is interesting, and she is a good communicator.

The fact that the class size is so small is just perfect for people with a hearing loss as we can get individual attention, and it's easier to manage communication in a small class.

I will most definitely be coming back for more. This is a great improvement - in other classes I couldn't follow what was said at all and the instructor even switched off the lights so the entire class was held in darkness and I was in panic mode. I am really appreciative of the accessibility of this class.
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Review by Tina / (Posted on 06/11/2017)
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We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.

This course has now finished

Course Code: FKF06

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Finished Fri, eve, 03 May - 14 Jun '19

Duration: 7 sessions (over 7 weeks)

Full fee: £69.00
Senior fee: £55.00
Concession: £47.00

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.