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
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.
PLEASE SEE THE PRE-EXERCISE CHECK LIST BELOW:
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.
IF IT IS OK PLEASE TELL THE TEACHER ABOUT YOUR HEALTH
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
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
- 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