New to yoga or looking for a refresh on the foundations of practice?
The Yoga for Beginners Course provides a step by step introduction to the practices of Hatha / Vinyasa Yoga:
Theory and Philosophy, Breathing practices, Physical Postures/Asanas and Guided relaxation.
Exploring together how yoga practice can improve your overall Wellbeing, increasing Energy Levels, encouraging Mindfull Eating and Weight Loss and developing a new found Strength and Flexibility both physically and emotionally.
The course provides a strong foundation to prepare you to join further yoga classes and courses.
In Level One we explore how our bodies move and link this to our breath. 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 and the introduction of the Yogic Philosophies of Patanjali’s Yamas & Niyamas
What should I wear / bring?
Yogasara is a dedicated yoga studio and provides all the equipment you need ( although you are welcome to bring your own mat) plus a very warm & welcoming atmosphere.
Who is the teacher?
Katie Despres trained at the Yogasara / Engaged Yoga Academy and holds a 500 hour teacher qualification with the IYN. Katie specialises in teaching beginners and has been running the Beginners course at Yogasara for over a year. She is also an experienced Wellbeing Coach and Mentor working with individuals and businesses across Bristol.
What previous students had to say…
“A welcoming, inclusive course with friendly teachers who really looked after all of us. A wonderful mix of relaxation and physical challenge – at the right pace”
“A perfect introduction to yoga, by two teachers who combine expert knowledge with warmth and humour. I only wish I had been able to do this course years ago instead of waiting until now!”
“Lovely teachers and well run course, helping me feel more comfortable joining a yoga class. Course has helped me to relax and feel better mentally during a difficult time
The beginners courses are non-refundable, if you are unable to attend the course after week 1, but no later, you can transfer your place onto another course or have credit for drop in classes with Katie Despres (to be used within three months from agreed date).