This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Professional and Adult Learning
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Leisure Sports Hall, off Queen Street See below See below See below. See below £89 TBC

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This course is run

  • 18:45-20:15, Mondays at the new Dance Studio at the Sports Hall, off Queen Street.

Find inner peace as well as physical and mental wellbeing with this traditional yoga practice incorporating physical postures, breathing exercises, meditation practice and deep relaxation.

As this is a personal practice you will be encouraged to set your own goals and reflect on your practice throughout the course with ongoing feedback from the tutor as appropriate.

Students should wear loose or stretchy clothing and bring socks/jumpers or blankets to keep warm during relaxation.


There are further dates throughout the year - please contact us for information or visit the website again from September 2019.

What topics will I study?

Throughout the course you will learn a range of practices including:

  • Preliminary exercises to warm up the joints
  • Asana (physical postures)
    • Standing, seated, supine and prone
    • Balances and inversions
    • Flowing sequences
  • Pranayama (breathing exercises)
  • Meditation and mindfulness techniques
  • Mudra (energetic seals)
  • Mantra (phrases to focus the mind)
  • Relaxation techniques

The course will give you an insight into the philosophy underpinning this ancient practice as well as general anatomy and physiology. 

What are the entry requirements?

All abilities are welcome. Whilst a set class will be taught you are encouraged to take it at your own pace and variations of postures are offered so that you can adapt to suit your needs. You are invited to rest at any time and to listen to the needs of your own body.

What facilities are there?

What can the course lead on to?

A lifelong practice of yoga and the numerous benefits this brings including improved physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.

Are there any additional costs?

A sticky (non-slip) yoga mat is required. (Please avoid foam mats as these can be difficult to practice on – please contact the tutor for more information).

What do our students think?

The other students are friendly and it gives me more confidence as I can see myself improving.”

Having ‘me’ time & trying to shut out the outside world for 1½ hours.”

I enjoyed everything about the course. I feel it keeps my body flexible and it definitely gets rid of a lot of tension in the body.”

First time yoga, much better than expected, getting to know body’s limits and seeing some improvements.”

Excellent teaching and the great variation of postures tackling all parts of the body.”

The tutor’s interest in us all individually. It helps to give people like myself confidence.”

It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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