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Yoga for Beginners - 5 week course

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St. Bridget's Church Centre

Church Road

West Kirby

CH48 7HL

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This 5 week course is ideal for anyone who would like to find out more about yoga before joining a regular yoga class. The course is also perfect for people who have completed the Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs course, who would like to move onto a regular class.

The course will include standing and seated postures; twists and balances; and movements to strengthen the body whilst improving flexibility. Different breathing techniques will be explored, and a variety of relaxation techniques introduced. The ultimate aim of the course is to give you the confidence and skills necessary to move onto a regular yoga class.



  • Suggestions will be made each week for home practice that you might like to try in between classes, although this is not compulsory. The Beacon Room at St Bridgets is a lovely warm venue, with a carpeted floor, which catches the sunlight in the morning so it is perfect for yoga practice.

  • Please bring a yoga mat and blanket, and wear comfortable clothes that will not restrict your movement. You might also like to bring a small cushion or pillow.
  • The course is suitable for all, as long as you are able to get down to the floor and back up again, with the aid of a chair if necessary. Modifications will be offered to make poses more gentle where necessary.

  • Lesson 1 - 28 June – An introduction to yoga – basic sitting, standing, balancing, lying and twisting poses, with an introduction to the importance of the breath in yoga, ujayii breathing, followed by a muscle tensing and releasing relaxation.

  • Lesson 2 - 5 July – The physical benefits of yoga – strength, flexibility, agility and balance, and how these are incorporated into a yoga class, followed by humming bee breath (brahmari pranayama), and an autogenic training relaxation.

  • Lesson 3 - 12 July – The importance of the breath in our yoga practice, an exploration of the idea of ratios in breathing, a continuation of our journey through yoga asana, with a focus on balancing poses, balancing the inhalation and exhalation breathing, followed by a visualisation.

  • Lesson 4 - 19 July - A brief history of yoga, touching upon The Bhagavad Gita, The Upanishads and Patanjali’s yoga sutras, and their relevance to our practice today, a continuation of exploring flowing sequences, including the sun saluation and its modifications, combining breath and movement, followed by a rotation of consciousness relaxation.
  • Lesson 5 - 26 July – Yoga in our daily lives and developing a home practice – tips and ideas to help you implement yogic ideas and principles into your daily life, including a brief guide to the different types of yoga you might encounter (yin, ashtanga, hatha, kundalini and flow), followed by triangle breathing and a visualisation.

  • Upon completion of the course, you will have the knowledge and confidence to join a regular yoga class.
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St. Bridget's Church Centre

Church Road

West Kirby

CH48 7HL

United Kingdom

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