Time: 11:00 - 12:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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What is the course about?
In this class, gentle classical yoga postures are combined with breathing and movement to energise you and help to de- stress the mind and body. Relaxation, meditation and visualisation are taught and practised. The emphasis is on everybody working at their own pace in a relaxed and non-competitive atmosphere. Please contact the department if you are concerned about suitability.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
The class will start with relaxation and joint movement exercises to prepare the body and mind for the classical yoga posture practice. The course is progressive, with various options and adaptations provided, and you'll be encouraged to work at your own level, taking rests whenever you need to. Some yoga equipment will be used to support practice.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Perform basic gentle yoga postures to improve your flexibility, muscle tone, fitness and stamina
- Practise relaxation with guidance
- Follow the teacher's instructions
- Combine breathing and movement exercises to de-stress
- Improve your body awareness
- Describe some of the benefits of yoga.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No prior knowledge or experience of yoga is needed. The postures are gentle and adapted versions are provided. Beginners are very welcome. You will need to be able to read and write short sentences, follow verbal instructions, observe and copy physical movements and use spatial awareness within a group.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- Instructions, explanations, demonstrations, corrections
- Individual practice
- Some pair work.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Yoga equipment including mats will be provided. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Postures are performed barefoot but you may wear non-slip socks if you prefer.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Advice on further activities or courses to suit your individual level will be provided. Students are encouraged to practise the techniques at home, or you may wish to progress to a Beginners Yoga course.
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.