Yoga for Deaf people: mixed levels
Time: 18:00 - 19:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
This course is taught in-person, at City Lit. To take this course online, please use course code FYD01O.
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Course Code: FYD01
Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)
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 Yoga in an accessible environment. You will learn more Yoga postures, their benefits and how to do them safely.
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...
- follow teacher instructions correctly and accurately
- perform yoga postures and sequences correctly and independently
- Improve body awareness
- know which props you require for certain postures
- describe some benefits of yoga
- obtain improved flexibility, strength, and stress release.
- practise alternate nostril breathing.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This class is a mixed levels class, suitable for those with some experience of yoga.
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 it is ok for you to do yoga. If GP says it is not ok please do not participate in an exercise or movement class.
This Yoga class may not be 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 it is ok for you to do this class, email the Department Office - Health@citylit.ac.uk.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- sign language with voice-on by request for students who are hearing impaired
- 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?
You can continue with Yoga for Deaf people or explore other courses in our Health and Wellbeing programme.
For 20 years Sarah has been teaching people who do not usually have access to yoga. She is the leader in the field of yoga for deaf people. She also works with people recovering from, or living with, specific physical and emotional health issues (including those living with dementia) through delivery of Chair Yoga classes across Westminster and K & C, and at Triyoga. Sarah qualified as an Inner Yoga Trust and British Wheel of Yoga registered teacher / practitioner. She danced from the age of four, and was first moved by Yoga when she was 16, though it has not always been easy for her to access as she is partially deaf. She has taught Deaf Yoga classes for staff members at DCAL (Deafness Cognition & Language Research Centre), Deaf Plus, Sign Health, DeafWorks, Oak Lodge School, Remark!, Special Yoga Centre, Sense and the Deaf Multilingual Community Service. Sarah’s yoga is an expression of and has evolved from her understanding of the teachings and a mix of Scaravelli informed, Iyengar and Satyanada Yoga. Her practice as a teacher responds to sensory, physical and mental /emotional needs. email@example.com
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.