Time: 14:15 - 15:45
Location: Keeley Street
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What is the course about?
Deepen your existing yoga practise and increase your understanding of your practice and body awareness through the study and practice of yoga asana, pranayama and relaxation. Practise asanas with more refinement and enjoy the challenge of exploring a connected and sensible approach to the body in practice.
What will we cover?
- Yoga postures in details. Introduction to progressive Asanas, including a variety practical anatomy
- Relaxation and visualisation
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Perform a great variety of asana correctly and independently
- Demonstrate safe and intelligent body use in your yoga practice
- Choose suitable props to support and supplement your postures
- Obtain improved peace of mind
- Practice Pranayama techniques.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have attended a yoga course before. You should be able to maintain concentration for the duration of the class and have the concentration to keep focussed for the duration of the practice. You will need to be able to follow verbal instructions, observe and copy physical movements and use spatial awareness. If you any condition that may affect your participation in a class, please check with a GP whether it is suitable for you to undertake an exercise programme before attending.
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
- Individual and group instruction
- Workshop style: experiential.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Books and information on yoga can be recommended.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Continue to practice and refine your yoga on further courses from our Health and Wellbeing programme..
See the course guide for term dates and further details.
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.