Yoga Mudra workshop
Time: 14:30 - 17:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: FSY14
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
Mudras, are symbolic gestures, which layer our yoga practice with deeper meaning and expression. They are a combination of movements that range from simple and beautiful hand gestures to whole body positions and slow attentive movement. The subtle power of Mudras lie in their ability to redirect awareness and sensation through the body to centres where we can gleam fuller understanding, clearer perception and a feeling of equanimity and well-being.
What will we cover?
Hand and Body Mudras, theory and practice
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Explore the key hand Mudras in Yoga Meditation and Concentration exercises
- List what qualities are needed in effective Mudra practice
- Have practiced a variety of yoga postures and body mudras
- Describe the benefits of concentration
- Identify the different names for key Mudras practiced
- Have practiced, with guidance a pranayama practice, utilizing a hand Mudra and visualization.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should experience of yoga or meditation have a genuine interest in yoga and an enthusiasm to learn. This course is not suitable for beginners.
You will need to be able to read and write short sentences; follow verbal instructions, concentrate for short periods; observe and copy physical movements and have the ability to use spatial awareness within a group.
PLEASE SEE THE PRE-EXERCISE CHECK LIST BELOW:
To assist us in providing a safe and healthy environment for you to exercise in please take a moment to consider the list below. If you have suffered from any of the conditions listed, please check with a medical practitioner whether it is suitable for you to undertake an exercise programme and bring a referral letter from your doctor to your tutor. If you have not checked, or if it is not suitable, please do not participate in an exercise or movement class.
- Do you ever have pains in your chest?
- Have you had any operations or injuries in the last year?
- Do you often feel faint or have spells of dizziness?
- Are you receiving medication for any condition?
- Do you have high blood pressure?
- Is there anything else we should know about your health?
- Do you have a bone or joint problem, such as Arthritis, Osteoporosis, back or knee problems?
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Instructions, explanations, demonstrations,
Some pair work.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Yoga equipment including mats will be provided.
Handouts provided. You might like to bring a notebook and pen.
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?
Any yoga class or yoga workshop.
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.