The Yoga for Strength and Stamina course will be delivered face-to-face from Canterbury Adult Education Centre. In it you will learn Yoga postures that promote muscle strength and improve stamina, these will include a range of core strength and stability exercises and basic balance postures, alongside breathing and relaxation techniques.
Your tutor will explain the benefits of Yoga for your strength and stamina and how you can apply them to your daily life and you will be 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,
- Practise control of breath to assist relaxation and stamina,
- Identify the benefits of Yoga practice throughout various life stages,
- Link a number of postures to perform a flowing sequence,
- Recount at least three ways in which exercises can benefit health and wellbeing throughout various life stages.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Dawn Lavell
Dawn Lavell has studied, practised and taught yoga for Adult Education since 1994, focusing on experiential anatomy, movement repatterining and embodiment of the deeper teachings of yoga.
She will invite a calm, easy flow of breath that takes us into a state of quietness and lightness, by offering a series of simple positions, which will assist in relaxation, strength, stamina and spinal alignment.
My wish is for you to become agile, calm and energetic, in short, to get you into better health.
How will I be taught?
You will be taught by a qualified instructor. Teaching methods will include demonstration, explanation, discussion and times for question and answer sessions. Your tutor will demonstrate movements and talk you through all exercises. You will be required to complete a pre course health and fitness questionnaire and during the lessons you will be carefully observed to ensure that you are working safely. You will also be encouraged to monitor and record your progression through the course and your tutor will also give you feedback on your progress. At the end of the course you and your tutor will assess the progress you have made.
What do I need to bring with me?
You will need supportive, comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement. Denim jeans, formal trousers, skirts or dress are not suitable for this activity. Outdoor sandals, shoes or boots are not appropriate for this class. You may be advised not to take part if you are not dressed appropriately.
Students 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. Alternatively visit our website www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
What do I need to join the course
No prior knowledge or experience is required.
This is a mixed ability class that is suitable for beginners and people with some experience.
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 programme and bring a referral letter from your doctor to your tutor. If you have not checked, or if it 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?
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.
Getting to your course
Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Canterbury High School
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code CAN/120549/M/LC.
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