Yoga mixed levels with Renate
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
This course will be delivered in-person, onsite at City Lit.. To book the in-person version of this course, please use course code FGY23AO.
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What is the course about?
This class offers a variety of yoga asanas (postures), breath awareness and deep relaxation.
We start with calming body, breath and mind, followed by sun salutations and yoga poses including inversions (upside down; alternatives can be given) moving your spine in all directions possible to rejuvenate our bodies. We finish with breath awareness and a guided relaxation.
To book the online version of this course, please search for course code FGY23O.
What will we cover?
- Standing, sitting and lying down postures, including forward, back bend and a balance
- 2 Inverted (upside-down) postures (optional)
- Relaxation and Yoga Nidra.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Perform yoga postures with guidance
- Demonstrate alignment in yoga postures
- Practise relaxation with guidance
- Describe some benefits of yoga.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable for yoga practitioners with some experience.
This workshop involves movement.
Your health and safety is paramount to City Lit.
By booking onto this course, you agree to take full responsibility for your own health and safely during the course, and you will select the appropriate level of activity for your skills and abilities, as well as for any mental or physical conditions and/or limitations you have.
Please let us know by email in advance to Health@citylit.ac.uk if you have any of the following: 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.
Additionally, if you have any other health condition or special considerations that you would like the tutor to be aware of, or concerns about the suitability of the course, please email us on Health@citylit.ac.uk
There will also be a chance at the beginning of the course to discuss any health issues with the tutor directly.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- Demonstration and practice
- Verbal instruction.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
A termly mixed levels or intermediate Yoga course.
See the course guide for term dates and further details.
Renate worked as a nurse before training to become and qualified Iyengar Yoga teacher in the early 1990s. Later she gained a Yoga therapy qualification to connect her nursing background with teaching Yoga, and holds British Wheel of Yoga teacher status. She has been teaching for all those years in South East London and since 1989 at the City Lit, and has previously run Yoga weekends and yoga holidays abroad. As a teacher, Renate focuses on correct alignment in the yoga postures, using a variety of equipment; breath work is often included and each class finishes with a guided relaxation. Renate enjoys Dances of Universal Peace where she learned many chants from different spiritual traditions.
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.