This gentle form of yoga exercise combines physical practice with meditation leading to a more relaxed state of being.
What will you learn on this course?
On this course you will learn Hatha yoga, a gentle form of yoga exercise. Each class provides approximately 1hr of physical practice which includes postures based on lying down, sitting, kneeling and standing positions. The remaining time is divided between a breathing or meditation practice and a relaxation. The class emphasises working steadily and mindfully in coordination with the breath. As a new posture is introduced each week and those covered in previous weeks are revisited you will gain the most benefit by attending on a regular basis from the beginning of the term. The tutor provides group instruction with individual assistance as required.
By attending this course you can expect to improve your physical coordination of movement and breath, balance and increase awareness of your posture. With practice you will cultivate a more relaxed state of being and a greater union of body, breath and mind.
Who is this course for?
This course is for adults aged 18+ and is suitable for all ability levels including beginners who have no prior experience of Hatha yoga. This may be suitable during pregnancy if over 14 weeks, but please contact us to discuss prior to the course. You should consult your doctor if you have any medical conditions which could be affected by taking exercise.
The course is accessible for people with disabilities but you must be able to get up and down from the floor unaided. Students can be accompanied by their own carer or support worker. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.
Do you need to bring anything?
Please wear comfortable clothes that allow free movement. You also need to bring a yoga mat and a blanket to keep warm during meditation.
MAC can provide basic equipment and materials to participants attending most courses if needed, although attendees are encouraged to bring their own where possible to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Are there any additional costs?
You must provide a yoga mat and blanket at your own expense.
Who teaches this course?