This six-week yoga course will guide you through the basics of Hatha Yoga poses, alignment, breath-work and relaxation.
Book before 5th May for your £5 discount
About the course
This six week course will guide you through the basics of Hatha Yoga poses, alignment, breathwork and relaxation. Yoga can help you to find physical ease, develop physical and mental strength, deal with stress and heal from injury.
We will focus on a different group of poses each week eg forward bends, backbends, twists and you will be able to take your time finding your unique optimum alignment and how to modify the poses for your body.
We will also be looking at how to breathe well for health and calm, and how the functional breath can help us to access postures and keep the body supple.
You will find out the benefits of each pose and you'll be able to feel the benefits of your yoga practice very soon. A focused and well-paced discovery of yoga can help you to befriend the body, vastly improve body awareness and allow you to develop your own tools for health and well being.
The course is open to anyone of any age - if you're worried about being "too old" - plenty of over 50s and over 60s take up yoga and feel the benefits very soon. If you're not sure whether yoga lessons are the right thing for you, get in touch with Morven to discuss your options and which approach will be best.
Week 1: Building body awareness. Using energy efficiently
Week 2: Grounding. Finding our foundations and moving safely into backbends and standing poses
Week 3: Uplifting. Building on our foundations. Weight bearing and forward bends
Week 4: Expanding. Exploring space in the body. Focus on twisting poses. Introduction to mindfulness
Week 5: Finding your centre. Core awareness, building neuromuscular connections. Focus on balancing and core strength
Week 6: The broader context of yoga. Focus on hip releasing postures.
Friendly and inclusive approach
Specifically for beginners
Taught by Sally Field, a graduate of the Yoga by Nature training programme
Suitable for all ages and abilities, regardless of physical limitation. Over 50s and over 60s welcome
Under floor heating at the venue
Plenty of parking
Bring your own mat.
6 x 60 minute small group yoga sessions with a maximum of 10 participants in the group
Weekly handouts summarising the course content with illustrations of key poses
Free attendance to two Yoga by Nature drop-in classes for the duration of the course
Following the beginners course, participants will be able to take advantage of the offer of £15 for unlimited drop-in yoga lessons for one month, the £22.50 for your next month, reduced from £30.
This will allow you to sample local yoga classes without having to worry about the cost.
£50 full price / £45 early bird discount rate
Priority will be given to those booking onto the entire Yoga for Beginners course. If you wish to attend an individual yoga session on the course, please check availability in advance and bring cash on the day.
"Morven expertly guides you through her teaching, whilst giving you the freedom to respond to your own body, and encouraging you to explore what arises."
H.M - Previous student of the 200hr