This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners.
During this short course, you'll learn simple postures designed to increase mobility and encourage relaxation. Your tutor Jayne will explain the benefits and how you can apply them to your daily life through your continued regular practice at home. Please note: Pregnant students should not attend yoga classes until they are at least 16 weeks pregnant and have received confirmation from a medical professional.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
• Demonstrate and hold specific yoga postures that help to release tension and encourage relaxation
• Practice skilled control of breath
• Describe, explain and correct own posture and movement
• Link a number of postures to perform a flowing sequence
You will need to be able to follow verbal instructions, observe and copy physical movements and use spatial awareness at home. Although there is no specific work set outside of the class, students will gain most benefit if exercises are performed regularly and practised between classes.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Jayne Samson
The daughter of a dance teacher, Jayne trained as an exercise instructor in 2000. Her classes combine the enjoyment of dance with the benefits of exercise. Her aim is to create exercise classes that are fun, effective and suitable for every ability.
Jayne has subsequently qualified to teach exercise for the older adult, Zumba, Zumba for kids and more recently as a Yoga teacher in 2016.
How will I be taught?
You will be taught by a qualified and experienced Yoga tutor. Teaching methods will include demonstration, explanation, discussion and times for question and answer sessions. Your tutor will demonstrate movements and talk you through all sequences. You will be carefully observed to ensure that you are working safely and be encouraged to monitor and record your progression on the course.
To assist us in providing a safe and healthy environment for you to exercise you will be asked to complete a Confidential Health Questionnaire. Your progress will be monitored through a Learning record and your own personal learning diary or fitness log.
What do I need to have 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. Yoga is generally practiced in bare feet or socks and all movements are performed on a mat. You may be advised not to take part if you are not dressed appropriately.
Students need to work on a mat or soft floor covering and may wish to use a towel, pillow or cushion to assist with some of the postures. 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 course is for anybody interested in learning yoga basics or improving yoga practice further in a mixed group.
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
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.
Joining your course
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/109898/K/NC.
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