10. January 2019 - 18:00
Share it on:

Yoga for Beginners 6 Week Course - Level 1 with Katie Despres | Yogasara Studio | Thursday, 10. January 2019

New to yoga or looking for a refresh in the foundations of practice?
Welcome to Yoga for Beginners 6 week course, my name is Katie Despres and I am a 800 hour qualified Hatha Yoga teacher who has been running the Yoga for Beginners Courses at Yogasara Studio for the past 2 years.
Regular Yoga practice can improve your overall Wellbeing, increasing Energy Levels, encouraging Mindful Eating and Weight Loss and help you develop a new-found Strength and Flexibility both physically and emotionally.
I combine my experience as a Wellbeing Coach to offer practical, realistic and down to earth teachings that enables Yoga practice to be accessible to all both on and off the mat.
After almost 20 years of desk based work, and a mum of three children,  I know what it’s like to feel continually tired, stressed and no longer be able to touch my toes or move freely!!
The Course
Over 6 weeks we will explore how our bodies and minds work and how you can help yourself stay healthy and well.
We will cover:

Movement and Breath Awareness

Strengthening based postures and Body Alignment

A step by step learning of the basic foundational yoga postures/Asana's with modifications to suit your individual body

Guided Relaxation and Breathing practices

The Yogic philosophies such as Non-harming, Acceptance, Non-Grasping and more woven though the practice

So whether you are brand new to yoga or wish to re-visit the foundations of practice, this course will help you gain a better understanding of the practice and prepare you to join regular classes and further courses plus develop a safe practice to grow at home.
I offer two courses, Level 1 and Level 2, ideally you would complete Level 1 first as Level 2 is a lead on from what is learnt in the first course.
Most students repeat Level 1 at least once before moving on ...
Level 1 - starting  Thursday 10th Jan 2019 @ 6pmIn Level One we explore how our bodies move and discover the Sun Salutation ( Surya Namaskara) breaking down each asana (posture) within it and looking at the steps/stages (Kramas) to achieve each posture.  Combined with breathing practices, body strengthening work and the introduction of the Yogic Philosophies of Patanjali’s Yamas & Niyamas
Level 2 - Starting Thursday 10th Jan 2019 @ 7.30pm ( please complete Level 1 course first)
Location:The course is held at Yogasara studio on Picton Street in Montpelier. This long standing community based and dedicated yoga studio, provides all the equipment you will need, in a warm and friendly space. Toilets and a changing room are also available.
Price: £70.00
Now available through your MoveGB £13.99 weekly membership/ Top-up may apply for lesser value memberships -  check if its more cost effective to upgrade your membership for the duration of the course than pay a top up - you will also then get access to more venues/activities
Conditions Apply-  Book a MoveGb ticket & ensure you have a currently active membership