Our Yoga classes are open to anyone who would like to improve their fitness and health and enjoys group exercise classes. This course is a mixed ability class; suitable for beginners, more experienced and advanced students. As with all Yoga classes we advise anyone with a pre- existing medical condition to seek advice from their GP before exercising.
Yoga beginners will learn basic postures, experienced and advanced yoga students will develop their practice of yoga postures, breathing and relaxation techniques. Your tutor will explain the benefits and how you can apply them to your daily life and you are encouraged to practice regularly at home.
You will need to be able to follow verbal instructions, observe and copy physical movements and use spatial awareness within a group.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
*Demonstrate and hold a variety of postures using correct alignment
*Link a number of postures to perform a flowing sequence
To assist us in providing a safe and healthy environment for you to exercise you will be asked to complete a Confidential Health Questionnaire.
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 progamme and bring a referral letter form your doctor to your tutor. If you have not checked, or ir is not suitable, please do not participate in this 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?
- Do you have a bone or joint problem, such as Arthritis, Osteoporosis, back or knee problems?
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Jean Atley
Jean Atley is a qualified and experienced Yoga tutor and has a British Wheel of Yoga Diploma. She is also a qualified Yoga therapist, Massage Therapist/Aromatherapist, Reika Master Practitioner/Teacher and Crystal healing Practitioner/Teacher. She is also on the Register of Excercise Professionals ( REP).
How will I be taught?
You will be taught by a qualified instructor. Our teaching methods include demonstration, explanation, discussion and times for question and answer sessions. Your tutor will demonstrate movements and talk you through exercises. You will be carefully observed to ensure you are working safely . At the start of your course you will be asked to complete an Individual Learning Plan which includes your Initial Assessment of your own fitness levels and will be used by you and your tutors to reflect on and monitor your progress. Your tutor will also use this information to ensure that all of your personal goals are achieved and provide individual support where necessary. At the end of the course you and your tutor are asked to assess the progress you have made.
If you have a disability and think it may affect your learning in the classroom, or using any of our other services, please speak to us in confidence as soon as possible. We will discuss options with you and do our best to provide the support you would like.
There are regular opportunities to discuss your progress, you will also complete an Individual Learning Plan which provides a record with the specific tasks you will/have covered
What do I need to bring with me?
Please read the following information carefully. You may be advised not to take part if you are not dressed appropriately. You will need supportive, comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement. Denim jeans, formal trousers, skirts or dresses are not suitable for this activity. Yoga ia generally practiced in bare feet or socks and all movements are performed on a mat. Students need to bring a mat to work on and may wish to bring a towel.
Please bring water and avoid eating one and a half hours prior to exercising.
Students need to bring a mat to work on and may wish to bring a towel. Please bring water and avoid eating one and a half hours prior to exercising.
What can I do next?
Specialist advice is available from your tutor to help identify the next suitable course for you. Students can progress and achieve a deeper understanding by practising, continuing with future health and fitness classes and working with other tutors.
What do I need to join the course
Please ensure that this course is suitable for you, if you are unsure please talk with your Doctor or health professional such as a physiotherapist.
This Yoga class in Sevenoaks is aimed at anyone interested in exercise, keep fit and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle.
Getting to your course
Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code SEV/119765/M/LC.
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