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Yoga - Nidra

Do you struggle to still your mind and be truly rested? Then our yoga nidra class could be for you. Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known, is a powerful meditation technique, and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. In a yoga nidra class you will learn breathing practices and physical postures to prepare the mind and body for relaxation. You will then rest in a comfortable savasana (corpse pose), while being guided through a systematic meditation. This creates a state of consciousness that lies between waking and sleeping and is deeply restful. Anyone can follow yoga nidra, it can be practiced with no previous knowledge from the very young to seniors. It is a simple and effective way to reduce stress, explore your needs in the present moment and release long held tensions. Over time this can lead to a greater sense of rejuvenation and well-being.

Yoga - Nidra (HCW0042BR)

On:

Friday
from 12. 30pm to 2pm

For 5 weeks.

Starts

21 June 2019

Ends

26 July 2019

Where:

Brockley Rise Centre
Brockley Rise
Crofton Park
Se23 1pr

Cost

£ 37.5 (full)

£ 18.75 (reduced)

£ 18.75 (concession)

Enrol now

To enrol call 020 8314 6959 Monday to Thursday 10am–4pm. More ways to enrol

Call: 020 8314 6959

What prior knowledge, experience and qualifications will I need?
This course is suitable for people of all ages who want to overcome the wear and tear of daily life and/or the ageing process. If you are interested in overcoming stiffness, improving mobility, building stamina, improving your sense of balance, relieving tension and achieving some peace of mind this course is for you.

Learning Goals:
To learn breathing practices and physical postures that can be used to prepare the mind and body for relaxation. To introduce theory and philosophy of yoga. To practice deep relaxation and restorative rest. To achieve a personal goal as discussed with your tutor

What teaching methods will the tutor use?
The tutor will use a range of teaching methods during the course which will include the following: Demonstration - both group and individual, one to one tuition, group work, assessment of progress, observation, discussion / question and answer sessions.

What assessment methods will the tutor use?
The course tutor will use a range of methods to assess progress on the course. These may include: Observation, completion of Individual Learning Plan which will be updated regularly, evaluation of work samples, question and answer sessions.

Will extra work be required outside the class times?
This will be discussed with the course tutor at the first class and will vary depending on the level of class and the topics to be covered.

What materials will I need for the course and how much will they cost?
The vast majority of equipment is provided for our wellbeing classes - including yoga mats. Please do not purchase anything before your first session unless requested to do so. No liability can be accepted for expenses incurred for a course cancelled / altered at short notice.

What do I need to bring to the first class?
You can bring something to drink before and after class, but drinks shouldn't be taken during classes. Don't eat for some time before your session is due to start. You should wear loose, comfortable clothing which does not restrict your movement. Please bring a towel and a water bottle.

Options when finished
The department offers a wide variety of Wellbeing courses. Information about these courses is available through the tutor, the Curriculum Leader or the ALL programme.

Additional information
You will be asked to complete a Health Questionnaire at your first class by your course tutor. The information will enable your tutor to assess your level of ability and to adapt their teaching to your needs. All learners attending Wellbeing courses are expected to wear appropriate clothing for the subject.

For general enquiries and course availability information call 0208 314 3300. For more detailed information and guidance about the course:

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