A real-time online yoga course for men taught by experienced tutor Kim Kriyasagar.
Tuesday, 8:00pm - 9:30pm from 15th September 2020 until 20th October 2020 for 6 weeks.
Where? This is an online course.
How much does it cost? The full fee is £58.00.
The concessionary fee is £34.00.
Reduced fees are available to students in receipt of certain means-tested benefits.
For more information on applicable benefits and eligibility please see the Financial Support
page on our website or contact the ACRES team.
How to enrol?
You can enrol by phoning ACRES' House on 01825 761820 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 10 am and 3 pm. Alternatively, to register your interest in a course please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the course title and your contact details and a member of the team will call you back to enrol you on your chosen course.
Develop and maintain the holistic health benefits associated with hatha yoga in the tradition of the Bihar School of Yoga, through movement, breathing and relaxation techniques; and develop a range of strategies to deal with stress.
We would like to make you aware that this is an online version of the Yoga for Men course that normally Kim would deliver at the Beacon Academy, Crowborough. This and the next course starting 2nd November are online. However, we hope to offer courses back at the Beacon Academy in the New Year, subject to Covid-19 government guidelines. Please check our website for regular updates.
What you already need to know
You may already have done some yoga, or you may be a beginner. This course is designed to cater for all abilities as you are encouraged to work within your personal movement range.
What you will learn
The content of the course will be presented in 2 six-week online units in the autumn term and then in 2 twelve-week units over the next 2 terms, each can be taken on their own if desired.
The first two units will focus on flexibility working through a series of postures (asanas) to explore the six yoga movement groups. A breathing practice (pranayama) will be developed to enhance the practice together with a meditation practice (dharana) and relaxation (yoga nidra).
The second unit will introduce asana and pranayama practices specifically designed to raise energy levels, develop strength and build confidence. Yoga nidra will continue to be explored together with meditation to deepen the experience.
The third unit will focus on the subtle yogic anatomy linked to the major asana groups. Asana, pranayama, yoga nidra and dharana practices are offered on their own or together equipping you with a 'toolbox' of practices to explore at home.
Practise yoga postures (Asana) from the three major movement groups to improve flexibility and strength
Access your personal movement range with regard to flexibility and strength within the postures
Practise one breathing (pranayama) technique per term
Practise one meditation (dharana) technique per term
Develop a relaxation practice (yoga nidra)
By participating in any one or more of the courses, you should gain a greater awareness of your own body's movement range and recognise areas for developing flexibility and increased strength. You should also become able to identify potentially beneficial breathing and relaxation techniques.
How you will learn it
This is an online course taught in real-time by experienced yoga tutor, Kim Kriyasagar. Kim will demonstrate new postures and techniques and guide you through each practice with clear verbal instructions and prompts. Props will be used where appropriate and movements broken down and then layered in order to develop a solid base from which you can progress. You will be encouraged to develop an awareness of your own body and movement patterns.
What do I need to bring to the first session?
ACRES' online courses will be taught in real time using the video platform Google Meet, supported by other online resources. To ensure you get the most out of the course and can fully participate in the sessions you will interact with your tutor and other students through speaking, listening and the chat function, as well as being able to see each other via the video links, though you can turn off your camera and microphone at any time.
You will therefore need to have access to either a laptop, computer or portable device (eg tablet or phone) (this ideally needs to be less than 5 years old), with a camera / webcam and microphone, as well as a good broadband / Wi-Fi connection.
Though it is not essential, you may choose to create a separate email account for your online learning (preferably Gmail which is most compatible with Google Meet). This will give you the added security to allow you to share your email address with your tutor and other students on the course to enhance your learning experience, without disclosing your personal information.
At the start of the course and before each lesson your tutor will send you an invitation with a link to join the class and any further information including resources and equipment you will need for the lesson.
Items needed to do the course
Please wear loose comfortable clothing and prepare to remove shoes and socks
Mats or a towel are encouraged to place on the floor
A blanket and/or small cushion is a useful tool
How much extra study or practice is involved?
You are encouraged to develop a home practice routine to maintain fitness and flexibility.
What do previous students say?
"The yoga has helped me with stress and posture."
"Doing what I enjoy and what benefits my health with like-minded people."
"My course has benefited my health and well being in many ways - mainly because of my superb teacher."
What are the next steps within this subject with ACRES?
The next Yoga for Men course with Kim starts 3rd November and well continue online for 6 weeks. We then hope to be able to offer yoga back at Beacon Academy in the New Year.
Please contact the ACRES House or visit our website for up to date information on all of ACRES courses starting in the New Year.