Yoga for beginners

Alexander Centre, Tavistock

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone, including complete beginners. Yoga doesn’t have to be hard. It’s all about gently stretching comfortably. The tutor will make sure there are stretches that everyone can do.

Course content

Through learning:

A range of easy, gentle Yoga stretches

How to improve your breathing whilst you move into and out of the stretches

Ways to relax in your mind and body.

You will also learn how to:

Reduce stress and feel more relaxed and peaceful

Reduce tension and stiffness in your body

Develop self awareness

Manage emotions and re-connect with your natural positivity and wellbeing

develop focus and concentration

Improve sleep

Support and feedback

The tutor will ask you to complete a confidential health questionnaire at the beginning of the course so that they are aware of any health conditions you have that may affect your ability to practice yoga.

They will then tailor the teaching to yours and others’ needs.

Your tutor will support you throughout the course. You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course. You will receive feedback on your progress and suggestions as to how to improve.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Please bring your own non-slip yoga mat, any supportive cushions or blocks you need and a blanket for the relaxation parts of classes. Paul will have available a limited supply of spare mats, cushions and blankets and these will be sanitised between uses.

Additional information and resources

What I need – additional information

You will be working with your tutor and other learners at the Alexander Centre in Tavistock. Your course will include practical tasks and discussions and your tutor will support you throughout.

Your tutor will be taking all the necessary Covid precautions.

Your tutor will share some learning materials on a whiteboard and email them to you afterwards.

What can I do next?

Continuing with Yoga practice supports wellbeing. After this course you may like to enrol on more Learn Devon’s yoga or wellbeing courses, such as Everyday Mindfulness, or another wellbeing- related course.

Start date19 March 2022
End date19 March 2022
Start time11:00
End time12:45
Concessions not available