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Yoga - Improvers

Course code: ZCAU109P

Subject area: Sport

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

17:30 - 18:45

Days of week:

Thursday

Course date:

18th Apr 2024 - 20th Jun 2024

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

Phone:

01235 555 585

This course gives those who have experienced Yoga before, space to reconnect with this wonderful practice and continue to build their knowledge and progress further to gain a deeper level of understanding of asanas, breath-work, meditation, and relaxation - working towards developing a self-practice.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

The course will build upon the fundamental practice of Yoga and delve deeper to broaden your knowledge of a range of key poses, holding them for longer to build strength and stamina, as well as linking them together with other poses to demonstrating flowing sequences whilst focusing on breath.

Each session will also include specific pranayama and relaxation techniques, and elements of yoga philosophy will be introduced as appropriate to the theme of each class.

By the end of the course, you will have gained more confidence in your ability to establish a yoga practice that works for you and your body.

Our experienced tutor can adapt to the physical needs of the individual, offering variations and adaptations, accommodating injury where necessary.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

• demonstrate how to hold a pose using core strength and balance

• apply knowledge of yoga poses to create a sequence (flow) combining breath and movement

• measure own progress of improved stamina, balance and flexibility by continuing your yoga practice

Please bring own mat and water bottle.

Please note there will be no teaching session on 30.05.24

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

What next?
Yoga – Improvers – Autumn or other fitness courses
Entry criteria
Some experience of yoga necessary; being familiar with basic postures and breathing techniques and wanting to deepen understanding and knowledge of yoga. Also suitable for anyone wishing to return to their practice after some time away.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2023 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £25.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £25.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning & method assessment
The course will include a mixture of demonstration, observation, and practical exercises. The tutor will be available to guide and support you throughout.

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be required to measure your progress by completing an online RARPA form which represents the Recognition And Recording of your Progress and Achievement, this is done at the beginning and at the end of the course.