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This one-day introductory course provides a framework for understanding the ancient mind-body practice of Yoga, as well as offering simple and effective yoga techniques that can be used for oneself and others.

An increasing body of evidence demonstrates that yoga is effective for maintaining and improving well-being, adding great value to one’s daily life and health. This one-day introductory course provides a framework for understanding the ancient mind-body practice of Yoga, as well as offering simple and effective yoga techniques that can be used for oneself and others.

 

By the end of the course, participants will know how to demonstrate basic yoga movements, breath, and relaxation techniques that can easily be practiced and shown to others. You will learn key postures from each of the main groups, including standing poses, forward and backbends, twists, sun salutations, and simple inversions. We will also look at the importance of postural alignment, the breath, and mindfulness meditation. You will be encouraged to ask as many questions as you like throughout the day, so you come away with a clear understanding of all aspects of a yoga practice.

 

What the course will cover:

  •  Introduction to yogic philosophical ideas that support well-being.
  •  Basic yogic techniques.
  •  Overview of yoga postures, with an introduction to some basic postures and movements, including a series of poses to free up all the major joints in the body.
  •  Introduction to simple relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, and the benefits.

Who the course is for and eligibility:

For anyone who wants to know more about yoga, this course offers an introduction to yoga principles and techniques. For those who want to go further, this course provides the background and knowledge to follow the Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher Training course, and it fulfills the prerequisite for those without a yoga teacher qualification. CPD hours are available.

For more information and booking, go to: Basic Yoga Techniques Course | Stephanie Shanti

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