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Basic Yoga Techniques Course

This one-day introductory course provides a framework for understanding the ancient mind-body practice of Yoga, as well as offering simple and effective yoga techniques that can be used for oneself and others.

Basic Yoga Techniques Course

Time & Location

23 Oct, 10:00 – 18:00

Zoom training

About the Event

Basic Yoga Techniques

Date: Sunday, 23 October 2022

Time: 10am - 6pm

Online via Zoom

Price: £125.00

Early bird price till 23 September: £115.00

£10 deposit to pay on booking

An increasing body of evidence demonstrates that yoga is effective for maintaining and improving

well-being, adding great value to one’s daily life and health. This one-day introductory course

provides a framework for understanding the ancient mind-body practice of Yoga, as well as offering

simple and effective yoga techniques that can be used for oneself and others.

By the end of the course, participants will know how to demonstrate basic yoga movements, breath,

and relaxation techniques that can easily be practised and shown to others. You will learn key

postures from each of the main groups, including standing poses, forward and back bends, twists,

sun salutations, and simple inversions. We will also look at the importance of postural alignment, the

breath, and mindfulness meditation. You will be encouraged to ask as many questions as you like

throughout the day, so you come away with a clear understanding of all aspects of a yoga practice.

What the course will cover:

  •  Introduction to yogic philosophical ideas that support well-being.
  •  Basic yogic techniques.
  •  Overview of yoga postures, with an introduction to some basic postures and movements, including a series of poses to free up all the major joints in the body.
  •  Introduction to simple relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, and the benefits.

Who the course is for and eligibility:

For anyone who wants to know more about yoga, this course offers an introduction to yoga

principles and techniques. For those who want to go further, this course provides the background

and knowledge to follow the Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher Training course, and it fulfils the

prerequisite for those without a yoga teacher qualification. CPD hours available.

For the full LVCY Training see this page: 

https://www.stephanieshanti.com/events/lakshmi-voelker-chair-yoga-training-in-person

About the teacher:

Liz Oppedijk is co-founder of the social enterprise Accessible Chair Yoga CIC and a leading expert on

chair yoga. She is passionate about bringing yoga to those who may not think yoga is for them, and

has taught accessible and chair yoga to people with a wide range of abilities, including those with

Parkinson’s, MS, stroke, cancer, and other conditions, as well as those with dementia, learning

disabilities, and their carers.

Liz’s special interests are training a community of chair yoga teachers to bring yoga to care homes

across the country and carrying out research into yoga’s effectiveness in the social care and

healthcare sectors. She is a qualified yoga therapist and regularly lectures on chair and accessible

yoga, yoga for Parkinson’s and dementia, and yoga in care homes for The Minded Institute and other

organisations.

Liz is an official Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga teacher trainer and a regular facilitator for Jivana

Heyman’s Accessible Yoga training. She is co-authoring a book on chair yoga, due to be published by

Shambhala Publications in 2023.

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