A classical hatha yoga class including dynamic asana (standing postures, balances, forward folds, twists, backbends, sidebends, hip openers, arm balances, inversions, core strengtheners and sun salutations) pranayama (heating, cooling and cleansing breathing techniques) concentration/ meditation exercises and relaxation. Suitable for students with some experience and beginners with good fitness levels.
Who is this course for
This class is suitable for complete beginners and students with some experience, regardless of age, gender and fitness level. You will need to be able to follow verbal instructions, observe and copy physical movements and use spatial awareness within a group. Students should have a good level of fitness to do this course. if in doubt, please seek medical advice before enrolling on the course.
What does this course cover
Attending a weekly yoga class will improve your general health and wellbeing. Arrive, feeling tired, stressed and achy maybe, and leave refreshed, relaxed and energised.
Over the duration of the course we will be working in a progressive manner, establishing an integrated yoga practice which will include the following:
- Surya Namaskar practice (sun salutations)
- Asanas (Yoga postures)
- Pranayama (breath awareness practices)
- Guided relaxation, including Yoga Nidra
- Concentration & meditation techniques
At the beginning of each class there will be a small amount of theory focussing on Yoga theory, background, philosophy and principles.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Have improved your body awareness, balance, strength and flexibility
Practice Yoga safely and effectively at home
Describe the benefits of some yoga postures and breathing practices
Practise a short meditation and breathing practice.
Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’
Please get in touch via the links above for more details or to book your place.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.