Freeing the natural breath
Time: 11:15 - 12:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: FKK62
Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)
What is the course about?
Incorporating Chi Kung Practices, and simple movement to free the restrictions to breath and exploring breath practices from varied yoga & wholistic approaches.
What will we cover?
- Different gentle Chi Kung routines.
- Intention in movement.
- Thorough and effective breath release, through a variety of yoga and associated practices.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Find and explore free relaxed breath related movement suitable for your body
• Know what joints need warming up and how to use a gentle routine to help body and breath release
• Have practiced a variety of gentle moving postures
• Describe the benefits of good breathing habits
• Practice certain exercises independently at home.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable for anyone in basic good health.
You are required to read and write short sentences, follow verbal and visual instructions and extract information from handouts.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Instructions, explanations, demonstrations
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no additional costs. Please wear suitable clothing you can comfortably sit and move in (not jeans).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Explore Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Kum Nye or Meditation courses at the City Lit.
Bram Williams has been a yoga teacher at the City Lit for 10+ years. He holds a British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Diploma. His own daily yoga practice has evolved over the years into a subtle, meditative approach to asana (yoga posture) with a large emphasis on pranayama (breath control) as a lead into seated meditation. Studying in mindfulness, and both Shamatha and Vipassana meditation in Northern India means he is very fortunate to have contact with his teacher there, as well as studying with teachers from the Himalayan Institute in America. Having trained in many styles and forms of yoga over more than 18 years, Bram’s teaching approach is flexible and adaptable to the needs of a particular group (or individual). he emphasis of his teaching vocabulary stresses breath release, so awareness is directed to the 'sensation' of the posture, rather than on a body aesthetic or idealised end result. A Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals, a Yoga Elder with the Independent Yoga Network as well as Diploma Course Tutor with the British Wheel of Yoga, Bram is also a qualified Lip Reading Tutor.
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.