a friendly, small group, 4-week introduction to yoga course for complete beginners
Next dates: 21, 28 April + 5, 12 May
19, 26 May + 2, 9 June
No experience is needed, but you should be able to get up and down from the floor.
Is this course for me?
The 4-week Vinyasa Yoga Beginners Course covers the basics of yoga practice, including physical postures, breath control, relaxation and meditation. If you want to learn yoga in a supportive, small group setting, with an experienced teacher, then this course is ideal for you…
Why this course?
The Vinyasa Yoga Beginners Course is a gentle introduction to the practice of yoga.
Many people think they are not flexible enough, or not young enough, or not fit enough to do yoga. This course is ideal if you feel this way, or if you have experienced classes that felt too busy, or too competitive, or too physical, and thought that yoga was not for you.
If you can breathe, and can get up and down from the floor, then you can manage the Yoga for Complete Beginners course.
Progressing gently week by week the course will introduce all the elements of a balanced yoga practice – the main yoga postures, breath-work, meditation and relaxation.
At the end of the four weeks you will have a positive experience of practising yoga, and the confidence to join a regular class to continue developing your yoga practice.
The three-week beginner course runs over 4 x 60 minute sessions and assumes no previous yoga experience. Classes take place in a quiet, non-competitive environment. Begin to develop strength, flexibility and body awareness gradually, and according to your own ability.
Areas covered include:
Physical postures (asana) – learn movements that strengthen and tone the body, increase flexibility, and improve mobility
Breath-work (pranayama) – learn simple breathing practices to boost energy, improve mood and rebalance the nervous system
Meditation (dhyana) – learn simple mindfulness techniques to manage stressful emotions, and help cultivate a calm state of mind
Relaxation – in our busy world we have forgotten how to relax – learn simple exercises to help develop your ability to switch off