Yoga: mixed levels

Course Dates: 22/06/20 - 10/08/20
Time: 18:00 - 19:15
Location: Online
Tutors:

Are you new to yoga? This beginners' class offers a chance to develop and improve your body and breath awareness, posture, strength and flexibility, and practise relaxation techniques to help you release tension.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

This course offers an introduction to yoga practice. 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 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 guidance
- Increase your observation skills
- Follow the teachers 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 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. You will need to be able to follow verbal instructions, observe and copy physical movements and use spatial awareness within a group.

If you have suffered from any of the conditions listed below, please check with a medical practitioner whether it is suitable for you to undertake an exercise programme and bring 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?

It is inadvisable for students suffering from certain medical conditions to attend an ordinary yoga class. This does not mean that they should not do yoga, but they may need individual attention or a special programme of asanas (postures). These conditions include hypertension (high blood pressure); conditions associated with heart disease, cancer or benign tumours; epilepsy including petit mal; diabetes; Menieres disease; detached retina; MS (Multiple Sclerosis); ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis); recent post-operative conditions; new students who are 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
- Physical adjustment (optional)
- Questions and answers
- Mini lecture.

This course will be delivered online, and will involve tutor presentation and class discussion. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.

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?

- Progression to a mixed levels course at City Lit
- Students need two years of beginner/mixed levels classes before joining an Intermediate class. Students could, however, after four weeks, begin regular daily practice and progress more rapidly
- Students with a minimum of two years regular attendance may wish to progress to the CYQ Certificate in teaching yoga at City Lit.

Reviews

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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.

This course is ideal for anyone, of any age, who wants to keep mentally and physically active.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/06/2019)
I really enjoyed this course. I had given up on Yoga a good 20 years ago, and started gentle yoga at City Lit. After one term, I thought I would join the mixed level, but was apprehensive. I needn't have been. You do need some level of experience, but the content, the quality of the teaching is absolutely brilliant.
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Review by Alaweya / (Posted on 30/06/2015)
Tutor Biographies
Biljana Cacic

Biljana was originally trained in the Yoga Body of Light style of Hatha Yoga (www.aurolabyoga.net) in the UK and India, and has been teaching it since 2008. Apart from her main teacher, Sama Fabian, Biljana has been studying and drawing inspiration from a number of prominent teachers from differring Yoga styles and lineages. Biljana offers her students a positive and joyful experience, allowing Yoga to work for each individual. Apart from City Lit, she has taught a wide range of students with mixed skills, abilities and specific needs and within different settings, such as charities, gyms, mental health centres and corporate organisations, as well as her private classes. As a Counsellor, Biljana has always been interested in body-mind connection and the therapeutic aspects of Yoga.

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: FJK17

Mon, eve, 22 Jun - 10 Aug '20

Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)

Full fee: £99.00
Senior fee: £99.00
Concession: £99.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? health@citylit.ac.uk
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.