Yoga: mixed levels

Course Dates: 26/09/24 - 28/11/24
Time: 15:15 - 16:30
Location: Keeley Street
Whether you are you are new to Yoga or have done Yoga before, this course is for you to unwind and relax after work. Learn postures and breathing exercises, improve your body and breath awareness, strength and flexibility, and practise relaxation techniques to help you release tension.
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Yoga: mixed levels
  • Course Code: FYG01
  • Dates: 26/09/24 - 28/11/24
  • Time: 15:15 - 16:30
  • Taught: Thu, Daytime
  • Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Madlyn Ray-Jones

Course Code: FYG01

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Thu, day, 26 Sep - 28 Nov '24

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course offers an introduction to yoga practice for those new to yoga and those who have some previous experience. Yoga increases body and breath awareness; it improves posture, stamina and flexibility, enhances our quality of breathing and teaches relaxation techniques which help reduce stress in our daily life. Attending a weekly yoga class will improve your general health and well being. Arrive feeling tired and achy, leave refreshed, relaxed and energised.

What will we cover?

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

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

- Perform basic yoga postures and breathing exercises with and without the guidance
- Understand the proper body alignments in various yoga poses
- Increase your observation skills
- Follow the teacher's instructions and demonstrations
- Improve your body awareness
- Practise relaxation with guidance
- Describe some benefits of yoga
- Obtain improved flexibility, strength, stamina and peace of mind
- Practise some breathing techniques.

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

This course is suitable for beginners with some yoga experience and also for more experienced students. You will need to be able to follow verbal instructions, observe and copy physical movements and use spatial awareness.

To assist us in providing a safe and healthy environment for you to exercise in please take a moment to consider the list below. If you have suffered from any of the conditions listed, please check with a medical practitioner whether it is suitable for you to undertake an exercise programme and show a referral letter from your doctor to your tutor. If you have not checked, or if it is not suitable, please do not participate in an exercise or movement class.
- Do you ever have pains in your chest?
- Have you had any operations or injuries in the last year?
- Do you often feel faint or have spells of dizziness?
- Are you receiving medication for any condition?
- Do you have high blood pressure?
- Is there anything else we should know about your health?
- Do you have a bone or joint problem, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, back or knee problems?
- Are you pregnant?
Advice can be sought from the Department Office for those who have concerns about the suitability of the class for them.

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

- Demonstration and practice
- Follow me
- Verbal instruction
- Questions and answers
- Mini lecture
- Correction.

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

Yoga mats and all other props are provided. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and try not to eat a big meal just before the class. Postures are performed barefoot but you may wear non-slip socks if you prefer.

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

You may like to progress to another mixed or intermediate levels yoga course at City Lit.

Madlyn Ray-Jones

Madlyn is an experienced yoga teacher and massage therapist who loves to share the joy and transformative power of yoga with with people of all ages and abilities. Having trained in Hatha and Perinatal Yoga, Madlyn now weaves together strength training, restorative movement, and stretching, in gentle sequences. Madlyn’s classes always include breathing exercises, meditation and deep relaxation. Her compassionate style of teaching encourages students to adapt the practice as needed, and to connect with their breath, move mindfully, and relax deeply. Madlyn teaches for organisations, yoga studios, and gyms, as well as teaching and massaging private clients, and leading yoga retreats. Madlyn is a dedicated mum to 2 kids, a dog and a cat, and is a disability advocate, supporting individuals with complex needs. Courses at City LIt include Mixed Level: Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and online Light weights for everyday strength.

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.