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

Hatha Yoga for Newbies
4.8 (3 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
42 students enrolled
Created by Nina Saacks
Last updated 2/2018
English
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.
Requirements
  • This course is for anyone who is interested to find out more about Hatha Yoga at a Pure Beginners level.
Description

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!

Nina

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!

Nina


Preview 09:08
+ Flexibilities
8 lectures 01:00:15
Flexibilities - Head & Neck
06:06
Flexibilities - Neck, Shoulders & Arms
09:05
Hips & Ankles
06:48
Spine
09:51
Cat Stetch
04:32
The Sectional Breath
09:51
Full Body Relaxation
09:42
+ Forward Bends and Backbends
11 lectures 01:12:36
Centering Practice
06:51
Lying Down Leg Warm Ups
06:50
Additional Leg Stretches & Twist
05:33
Prone Postures and Warm Ups - Preparing for the Cobra Pose - Bhujangasana
06:18
Cobra Pose and Counterpose
05:01
Seated Forward Bend
07:16
The Cat Stretch - Chakravakasana
07:43
Simple Standing Forward Bend
07:07
Pranayama - Breathing Practice
04:34
Full Body Relaxation - Body Scan
11:09
+ Lateral Stretches and Twists
9 lectures 01:11:41
Ujjayi Breathing - The Yoga Breath
10:41
Flexibilities
06:03
The Cat Stretch - Chakravakasana
07:29
Standing Lateral Stretches
08:33
Seated Twist
07:33
Counterpose
06:25
Full Body Relaxation - Yoga Nidra
14:11
+ Balances and Inversions
9 lectures 59:06
Centering Practice & Neck Flexibilities
07:20
Lying Down Leg Warm Ups
04:56
The Little Bridge
05:03
The Cobra Pose - Bhujanasana
07:20
Downward Facing Dog Stretch - Adho Mukhasvanasana
07:42
Counterpose to the Dog Stretch
03:47
Full Body Relaxation
12:51