Yoga Serge Braconi

Stretch Body and Mind©

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about the course

what is the aim of the course?
By practising yoga postures safely to suit your own individual level, you will have the opportunity to improve flexibility, balance, breathing, coordination and your ability to relax.

what level is the course?
All Levels - these are mixed ability classes. There is no competition in yoga and so you will be working at your own level, whether you are an absolute beginner or a more experienced learner.

what will the course cover?
We will explore a variety of yoga postures safely including standing, sitting, kneeling, balancing, twisting, forward and backward bending - variations and modifications will be suggested if necessary.

  • You will learn various yoga breathing techniques
  • Develop self awareness by using the breath with movement to enter and come out of yoga postures
  • Release of stress and tension
  • Experience various relaxation techniques
  • Meditation
  • You will have the opportunity to discuss different elements of yoga philosophy
  • Each session will finish with a relaxation

how will I learn?
A variety of approaches will be used, including listening to the instructions of how and why particular postures are performed and observing the demonstrations before practising the postures yourself.
We are all individuals and so you may find that you need a modification or a variation in order to perform a posture correctly. There will also be discussions with Serge and other members of the class.

what can I expect to achieve?
As a guide, by the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Improve and maintain range of movement, mobility, flexibility and strength
  • Alleviate a wide range of physical ailments: back pain, etc.
  • Reduce stress and stress-related problems
  • Facilitate faster recovery from injuries, surgery, illness, etc.
  • Breathe effectively and efficiently
  • Increase awareness, attention and focus
  • Stabilize mental and emotional challenges: anxiety, depression, etc.
  • Enhance the general quality of your life
  • Maintain vitality, easing the ageing process
  • Improve personal and professional productivity
  • Initiate the process of personal transformation and self discovery
  • Enter the path towards spiritual growth

how will I know I'm progressing?
You'll have the opportunity to discuss your progress and achievements with Serge throughout the course.
The benefits of yoga may be apparent immediately. After only a few classes, increased flexibility, fewer aches and pains as well as better sleeping patterns may be observed.

what will I need for the first session?

  • Loose comfortable clothing
  • A non-slip mat to lie on
  • Blanket for relaxation
  • For safety reasons the minimum amount of jewellery should be worn.

will I have a chance to give my views on the course?
Discussion and questions are an on-going process within each class and you can always approach Serge at any time for further advice or clarification. Views and comments are always welcomed and greatly appreciated.
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