Yoga : Online Yoga Course for Beginners
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Yoga : An Introduction to Yoga For Absolute Beginners
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 11 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Benefit from all that yoga has to offer, in just 10 minutes a day
  • From the comfort of your own home, you choose when to practice without having to attend expensive classes
  • You'll be able to compose your very own yoga sequences as well as enjoy our guided yoga classes
  • Be able to meditate confidently and effectively
  • Have an understanding of mantras and their benefit to you
  • Master breathing control
  • With carefully crafted classes, you'll be able to enjoy a full range of yoga poses, designed to improve flexibility and posture
  • Realise an inner calm as you learn to become self and body aware
  • Integrate yoga easily and effectively into your lifestyle
  • Practice with confidence, knowing you are fully supported by the course instructor
  • Practice a variety of Sun Salutations
  • Have an understanding of the different types of yoga
  • Be introduced to the Sutra and the seven movements of yoga
  • Be able to perform a full range of asanas
  • Guided classes include, basic, seated, standing, seated and standing combined and inversion classes
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  • In terms of equipment, you don't need anything. Although some people may prefer to practice using a yoga mat, but this is not essential and is down to preference
  • As yoga is normally practiced barefoot, you don't even have to worry about special footwear. In fact, you can wear anything you choose. As long as you can move freely and are comfortable, then you're ready to go!
  • The course is perfect for complete beginners and as such no previous experience is required
  • The course also take the time to give you some background in relation to the history of yoga and is the perfect introduction to learning the various terms and glossary surrounding yoga. We've made it easy to understand and super enjoyable!


Yoga Online: Online Yoga Course for Beginners

This yoga course is fully accredited by a globally recognized CPD body, the Continuing Professional Development Standards Agency. 

Taking this yoga course will give you the opportunity to gain a diploma signifying formal certification for 10 hours of CPD credit. 

Please note, accreditation is optional. It is by no means compulsory, or a prerequisite for taking the course. Degree requirements vary based on the position you pursue and the area in which you reside or work. Should you wish to opt for accreditation and the diploma, full details and directions will be given at the end of the course. 

The most unique thing about our online yoga course for beginners, is that we offer an exclusive support service to Udemy students. On enrolment, you'll be given access to a fully supported learning experience which extends to personal support via email with the course creator, Libby Seery.

As previously stated, this is a bespoke service available to Udemy students only. Equally though, this course is easy to follow and makes learning yoga easy and enjoyable!

This online yoga course: yoga for beginners, is self paced and offers you complete flexibility. Choose to study at a time and place that suits you, safe in the knowledge that help is always at hand.

Although it has been created for beginners, we believe that everyone will find this online yoga course: yoga for beginners beneficial.

The course is structured and carefully crafted so that you can start with the basics of yoga and progress at your own speed.

You'll learn the terms of yoga and be introduced to a range of movements and poses, designed to bring you an enormous amount of health and well-being benefits.

Although some people prefer to practice using a yoga mat, this is not essential. In fact, you need nothing more than a shirt and shorts to get started - whatever you prefer to wear is just fine, just make sure you can move freely and are not restricted.

This online yoga course: yoga for beginners, contains a number of guided classes as well as encouraging you to compose your own bespoke yoga sequences, as you progress and become more confident. This will help keep you stimulated and motivated to adopt yoga as part of your routine.

Online Yoga Course: Yoga for Beginners Course Syllabus:

Section 1 – Introduction to Yoga

1.1. What is Yoga

1.2 The Sutra – A Philosophical Guide for Yoga

1.3 Types of Yoga

1.4 What Do I Need to Practice Yoga

1.5 Yoga and Spirituality

Section 2 – Yoga Positives

2.1 Reasons to Try Yoga

2.2 Physical Benefits of Practicing Yoga

Section 3 – Before You Begin

3.1 The Best Time to Practice Yoga

3.2 Seven Primary Movements of Yoga

3.3. What Does a Yoga Session Include

3.4 Things to Note Before Starting Yoga Exercises

Section 4 – Yoga Essentials

4.1 Introduction to Yoga Essentials

4.2 Corpse Pose

4.3 Performing The Corpse Pose

4.4 Meditation for Breathing Awareness

4.5 Meditation: Method 1

4.6 Meditation: Method 2

4.7 Meditation: Method 3

Section 5 – Sun Salutations

5.1 Introduction to Sun Salutations

5.2 Initial Class for Sun Salutations

5.3 Individual Postures for Sun Salutation

5.4 Sun Salutation: Method 1

5.5 Sun Salutation: Method 2

5.6 Sun Salutation: Method 3

Section 6 – Yoga Classes

6.1 Introduction to Yoga Classes

6.2 Basic Yoga Class

6.3 Seated Postures Yoga Class

6.4 Standing Postures Yoga Class

6.5 Seated and Standing Yoga Class

6.6 Inversion Yoga Class

6.7 Extended Yoga Class: Number 1

6.8 Extended Yoga Class: Number 2

Section 7 – Conclusion

7.1 Learning Conclusion

Who is the target audience?
  • This online yoga course has been created for everyone that has ever had a slight interest in yoga, but has never really had an opportunity to engage in this amazing practice. No knowledge of yoga is required to benefit from this course. This course is also suited for those that have tried yoga but haven't been able to commit time to specific classes. If you are already a practicing "Yogi" or "Yogini" and have your routines down, then you would benefit more from a course for advanced Yoga Asanas.
  • The course has been created with beginners in mind, but can be enjoyed equally by those who may have some experience of yoga already
  • This course is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to practice yoga, but in their own time and at their own convenience
  • Its also perfect for those people wanting to enjoy the benefits of yoga, without having to pay for expensive classes at a health club or gym
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Curriculum For This Course
36 Lectures
Section 1 – Introduction To Yoga
6 Lectures 06:02
About Me

We learn about the history of yoga and its origins.

We also learn that yoga involves three main elements:

1. Breathing

2. Meditation

3. Physical and Mental Exercise

We learn that yoga exercises combined with breathing control skills, prepare the mind and body for meditation. In turn, meditation affords the mind and body to be free of stress and anxiety.

Preview 02:24

The Sutra is a collection of 196 principles, acting as a philosophical guide for yogas.

The Sutra outlines the eight limbs of yoga, which are as follows:

Yama, Niyama, Asanas, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi

The Sutra – A Philosophical Guide For Yoga
4 pages

In this lecture we learn all about the various types of yoga, including:

Bhakti Yoga

Hatha Yoga

Tantra Yoga

Karma Yoga

Raja Yoga

Jnana Yoga

Types Of Yoga
14 pages

The great thing about this course is that you don't need anything to get started! In fact the only prerequisite to gaining maximum benefits, is that you practice wearing something comfortable and that you can move freely in. Apart from that, you are good to go!

What Do I Need To Practice Yoga?

There is often much confusion surrounding yoga and religion. In this lecture we cover this in greater detail.

Yoga uses a structured set of elements, principles or techniques, to find spirituality, rather than a religion. We learn that yoga is concerned with promoting a healthy body and is the path to a rich and fulfilling life.

We also learn about the "Om" chant.

Yoga And Spirituality
Section 2 – Yoga Positives
3 Lectures 00:39

There are so many reasons why you should try yoga.

We cover why yoga can change your life and bring you endless benefits to you physical and emotional well-being.

You'll find you're sleep better and discover an inner calm and peace. Throughout the course, you'll learn how to become more self and body awareness, promoting a sense of well being and happiness.

Reasons To Try Yoga

The physical benefits of learning course are limitless.

Very soon, you'll notice the changes in you and how you feel.

You'll learn to have better posture, be more flexible, increase muscle strength, fight off illness, increase bone density, protect your spine and increase your circulation.

Physical Benefits Of Practicing Yoga
9 pages

In this lecture you'll learn about healthy eating and yoga

Yoga for A Healthy Mind and Body
18 pages
Section 3 – Before You Begin
4 Lectures 08:08

Learning to practice yoga, and more importantly, to keep you practicing yoga, it is essential that you decide when is the best time for you to practise.

For some people it is in the morning, and for others in the evening before bedtime. There is no right or wrong time to practice, it is all about fitting into your lifestyle.

The Best Time To Practice Yoga

Learn about the seven primary movements of Yoga.

Seven Primary Movements of Yoga

We learn the importance of warming up and ending a session of yoga. This lecture covers what a typical session might look like.

Of course, as you progress and become more confident, you will have all the tools to be able to compose your own classes.

Preview 03:20

We go over the importance of preparation of a yoga class.

Always be sure to have an open mind as this will enhance your experience of yoga.

Make sure you have a gentle warm up and always be sure to go slow to begin with to avoid over stretching and causing yourself discomfort.

Most importantly, you should practice yoga with a big smile, as this relaxes the body and mind, helping you to enjoy the whole experience.

Preview 03:19
Section 4 – Yoga Essentials
7 Lectures 10:37

This section introduces you to yoga essentials.

We'll cover the importance of The Corpse Pose and be introduced to Sun Salutations.

The corpse pose features heavily throughout the course, and in this section you will be able to perform it effectively and for the purpose of starting and ending a yoga class.

Meditation is not an essential aspect of yoga, but more of an addition to yoga. We'll show you how to master it in minutes!

Preview 03:30

The Corpse Pose is one of the most important poses you'll learn. Not only does it bring you to a state of calm and relaxation, but it features in quite a number of our guided yoga classes, as it is the perfect starting pose as well as ending a session using this pose.

Corpse Pose

This lecture does what it says! You'll learn step by step how to perform this valuable yoga pose.

Performing The Corpse Pose
8 pages

We'll learn why meditation is a great way to simply unplug from the constant stimulation of modern life and to give the mind, a well-earned rest.

It is also a great way to detach from our thoughts. We can acknowledge them and then just let them be.

We cover 3 different methods, including Breathing Awareness, Japa Mala and Japa Meditation.

Meditation following a yoga session is perfect but not essential.

Preview 01:49

This first of our meditation methods, covers breathing meditation.

This is possibly the easiest to learn and can be done in minutes, making it a perfect choice for busy lifestyles!

Preview 01:56

The Japa Mala meditation method involves using prayer beads and is based around holding the prayer beads for 108 breaths.

Prayer beads can be very relaxing for some people and can be purchased online for a few dollars.

Meditation – Method 2

The third meditation is a mantra repetition (Japa Meditation).

It involves the use of a mantra or a chant and takes around 5 - 10 minutes to practice.

Meditation – Method 3
Section 5 – Sun Salutations
6 Lectures 21:12

We first get introduced to Sun Salutations, by learning the enormous benefits they can bring to us. They are great for flexibility and to improve our posture.

Introduction To Sun Salutations

This first class is an initial class for Sun Salutations.

This is a great class for beginners and you'll get a great idea of the joys that yoga will bring you!

Initial Class For Sun Salutations

This lecture covers all the various postures within Sun Salutations.

There are quite a number, but don't worry, we go over each and every one of them in step by step, showing diagrams, so you'll be able to grasp them in no time at all!

Individual Postures For Sun Salutations
15 pages

Sun Salutations are a set of yoga poses, that are done in a specific sequence, providing several benefits, these include:

• Energising, calming and relaxing you

• Increasing muscle strength and flexibility

• Warming the body up in preparation for a session of yoga

• Preparing the mind and gaining focus for a session of yoga

Sun Salutation – Method 1

This is the second method of a Sun Salutation

Sun Salutation – Method 2
21 pages

This is the third Sun Salutation in the course.

You will no doubt already have benefitted from the first two Sun Salutations and so here is another for you to enjoy!

Sun Salutation – Method 3
Section 6 – Yoga Classes
8 Lectures 26:56

One of the biggest problems for many people beginning to practice yoga, is knowing what to practice.

These classes have been carefully created, in order to give you a vast array of yoga poses, ensuring that your interest stays high and your body gets a great workout.

Introduction To Yoga Classes

We begin yoga, with the first 10mins, learning some basic yoga exercises.

The last 10mins is dedicated to meditation, using mantras and muscle relaxation techniques.

Basic Yoga Class

Seated asana postures, provide us with a good grounding in yoga along with a realisation of calm.

This class is great and includes a range of poses.

Seated Postures Yoga Class

These standing postures are great for building strength, balance and focus.

It includes the Triangle Pose and the Side Angle Pose to name a few.

Standing Postures Yoga Class

Seated postures are great for grounding and calming while standing postures are more energetic and great for building strength, concentration and focus.

This is a great class with a number of poses including, The Lotus, The Butterfly and The Seated Straddle to name just a few.

Seated And Standing Yoga Class
16 pages

Inversions (turning upside down), are great for balance, concentration and circulation.

This class includes poses such as The Forearm Stand, which is beneficial for strengthening your arms and shoulders. Opens the hips, improving circulation, balance and patience.

Inversion Yoga Class
7 pages

This is the first of our extended yoga classes.

This is perfect as you progress and become more confident in your practicing of yoga.

It contains a varied number of poses for you to master and enjoy.

Extended Yoga Class – Number 1
10 pages

This is the second of our extended yoga classes.

This is perfect as you progress and become more confident in your practicing of yoga.

It contains a varied number of poses for you to master and enjoy.

Extended Yoga Class – Number 2
15 pages
Section 7 – Conclusion
1 Lecture 02:23

We hope you have enjoyed this course and continue to practice yoga as part of your routine!

Remember, this course comes with full support from the course instructor so you are never alone!

Learning Conclusion

Seated Postures
3 questions
1 Lecture 00:45


About the Instructor
Libby Seery - Founder of Renaissance Life Therapies
4.4 Average rating
12,345 Reviews
57,771 Students
30 Courses
Ad.Dip.Psych, PGDip.CBT, Dip.Couns, Dip.Psych.Coach, Dip.NLP

LIBBY SEERY - Founder of Renaissance Life Therapies Ad.Dip.Psych, PGDip.CBT, Dip.Couns, Dip.NLP, Dip.Psych.Coach 

All of my online courses are fully accredited with the CPD Standards Agency and offer students the opportunity to gain CPD credits/hours.

I am a Psychotherapist, Counsellor, and Therapeutic Art Practitioner.

I run a very successful practice in Harley Street, London which is recognised the world over as a centre of medical excellence.

I am a highly trained specialist with a wealth of experience, working with people from all walks of life; including referrals from charities I'm involved in, to very high profile clients from all over the world.

As well as my client work, I have had a number of works published and have appeared on TV and radio.

I am also the founder of Renaissance Life Therapies Training Academy, which offers courses in counselling, CBT and other areas of self development.  

As an accredited CPD training provider, I have more than 60,000 students, from 181 countries, and have been honoured with a number of awards for my contribution to education.

I also write and lecture in my subject, as well as training other doctors and counsellors in specialist areas of counselling and therapeutic art.