4 Week Pure Beginners Yoga Course
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4 Week Pure Beginners Yoga Course

Hatha Yoga for Newbies
4.8 (3 ratings)
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42 students enrolled
Created by Nina Saacks
Last updated 2/2018
Current price: $23.99 Original price: $34.99 Discount: 31% off
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Have a basic understanding of Hatha Yoga.
  • Be able to join a regular or beginner's Yoga class with more confidence.
  • Have a deep understanding of your body.
  • Have practical tools to help breathe more deeply.
  • Learn how to use relaxation techniques to release stress and slow down.
  • Use Yoga postures and movements to ease tension and physical tightness.
  • This course is for anyone who is interested to find out more about Hatha Yoga at a Pure Beginners level.

If you’re like me, then you’ve also probably been caught up in the busy-ness of life leading to feelings of overwhelm and stress and at some stage you realise that things need to change and I assume that that is possibly one of the reasons why you are here... 

So if you are looking for change, a place to start very simply, very easily, then you’re at the right place. Yay! I’ve put this 4-part course together with a Pure Beginner in mind. Someone who has never tried Yoga before. Maybe you think you’re too stiff, too large, too old, too busy, too unhappy... not to worry, give this course a try and see if we can make a few changes together. 

There are 4 classes, each class includes very gentle and simple warm up practices, a few Yoga postures or movements, breathing practices and a relaxation practice.

I look forward to seeing you on the mat!


Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who is brand new to Yoga.
  • Anyone who has tried Yoga before but felt overwhelmed by the class and or setting.
  • Anyone recovering from injury or illness.
  • Anyone wanting to learn more about Yoga in a safe way in a safe home setting.
  • Anyone interested in attending a beginners course but due to home, work &/ travel commitments can't get to a regular class.
Course content
Expand all 38 lectures 04:32:46
+ Introduction
1 lecture 09:08

My name is Nina Saacks, I’ve been teaching Integral Hatha Yoga since 2003 in Cape Town. I am a Yoga Teacher and Studio owner, Yoga Teacher Trainer and facilitate Yoga retreats with a number of different colleagues in SA and overseas. Over the years I have explored different forms and teachings of Yoga but I have always returned to Hatha Yoga and more specifically returning to a gentle, slow and mindful way of practising. Using Yoga more as a means of therapy, a way to still the mind and bring the body into a space of stillness and rest. 

The first class/section is all about flexibilities. That is joint mobility, so ideal for anyone, at any age or stage in life. It is also great if you are recovering from and injury or hospitalisation and need to start mobilizinig joints. You can do this class as many times as you need to and at any point in your life. It is the simplest and easiest way to get going. I teach the mobility’s sitting, but you could do most of them lying on your back or standing if you find sitting uncomfortable. So choose what works best for you and try out different options over the weeks.

In the second class/section we explore forward bends and backbends, we delve a little deeper into two common postures practiced in Yoga and the theory and way most people should practice them. Discovering the best way in which you should do forward bends and back bends can then be translated into all forward bends and backbend in future classes you join.

The third class/section we look at lateral stretches and twists, exploring the theory of lengthening the sides of the body as well as the importance of rotating the spine

In the forth and final class/section we explore balances and inversions and we look at way in which they impact our lives. 

I look forward to seeing you on the mat!


Preview 09:08
+ Flexibilities
8 lectures 01:00:15
Flexibilities - Head & Neck
Flexibilities - Neck, Shoulders & Arms
Hips & Ankles
Cat Stetch
The Sectional Breath
Full Body Relaxation
+ Forward Bends and Backbends
11 lectures 01:12:36
Centering Practice
Lying Down Leg Warm Ups
Additional Leg Stretches & Twist
Prone Postures and Warm Ups - Preparing for the Cobra Pose - Bhujangasana
Cobra Pose and Counterpose
Seated Forward Bend
The Cat Stretch - Chakravakasana
Simple Standing Forward Bend
Pranayama - Breathing Practice
Full Body Relaxation - Body Scan
+ Lateral Stretches and Twists
9 lectures 01:11:41
Ujjayi Breathing - The Yoga Breath
The Cat Stretch - Chakravakasana
Standing Lateral Stretches
Seated Twist
Full Body Relaxation - Yoga Nidra
+ Balances and Inversions
9 lectures 59:06
Centering Practice & Neck Flexibilities
Lying Down Leg Warm Ups
The Little Bridge
The Cobra Pose - Bhujanasana
Downward Facing Dog Stretch - Adho Mukhasvanasana
Counterpose to the Dog Stretch
Full Body Relaxation