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Back to Beginner Friendly What will the course cover?

We will teach you all the essentials you will need to begin your yoga journey, instilling you with the groundwork and confidence to attend regular classes or begin a home-practice.

Who is it aimed at?

Complete beginners who have never done yoga before. However, students who have already practised some yoga and want to deepen their understanding of the wider context of yoga are also very welcome.

You will learn some key postures from each of the main groups including standing poses, forward & back bends, twists, sun salutations and simple inversions. We will also look at the importance of alignment in all postures, how to work towards experiencing ease & stability in your poses and the importance of the breath – its effect on your practice and using it as a simple way to start meditating.

Course Curriculum:

Week one

  • Overview of yoga postures and introduction to some basic postures and movements – learn safe and strong alignment tips
  • Introduction to simple meditation and breathing and their benefits
  • Introduction to Savasana, the final relaxation pose

Week two

  • Introduction to downward facing dog pose and basic sun salutations
  • Introduction to some key standing postures, their purpose and benefits. Poses covered will include Mountain, Warrior l, Warrior ll, Side Angle pose, Triangle, Tree.
  • Short meditation and breathing practice

Week three

  • Introduction to seated postures, forward bends and twists – their purpose and benefits.
  • Learning how to work safely and slowly into forward bends and to elongate and rotate the spine in seated twists
  • Short meditation and breathing practice

Week four

  • Introduction to simple back bends and their benefits – learning to open the heart centre and chest and to elongate and strengthen the spine
  • Introduction to shoulder stand – we will explore how to come safely into this posture, along with variations if you do not feel ready for the full posture

Week Five

  • Focusing on balancing postures and working on core strength in the body
  • Learning to be able to fall in and out of postures without allowing the mind to wander
  • Focusing on your breath and taking your meditation practice further

Week Six

  • Bringing together everything we have covered so far into a full class practice including elements of pranayama, postures and meditation
  • Another chance to ask questions
  • Guidance on where to go next with your yoga practice

How many people are in the class?

Only 8 students maximum.  A private group class in our smaller studio, where you will be together with other complete beginners.

How much is it?

£75 for 6 classes of one hour.  Purchased in blocks of 6 weeks.  If you miss a class, no credit can be given.  We recommend you complete all 6 weeks so the you can progress to our ‘open’ timetable of 35 classes each week.

10% discount will be given to all students purchasing a class pack if done so within the 6 week course ready to use for your open class timetable.

When are they?

We are adding more courses for everyone all the time so its best to check out the Workshops page by pressing Sign Up below – all our current courses will be listed.

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Each course will require a minimum of 4 students to commence