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Yoga for Over 60s

Course code: ZCKT003P

Subject area: Learning for Wellbeing

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

12:30pm - 1:30pm


25th Apr 2022 - 27th Jun 2022

Kidlington Adult Learning

Contact details


01235 555 585

This course offers learners to take time to relax and gently replenish your energy and enjoyment of life with this specialist yoga class. It is open to anyone who wants to follow a gentle but effective exercise regime. It is also suitable for people who have not exercised for some time, have a chronic condition or who are recovering from illness or injury.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2 ½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

Using yoga postures to gently stretch, relax and refresh the body. Learn relaxation techniques that can be used in daily life to manage stress levels and improve wellbeing. Increase body awareness and work on balance using a combination of gentle yoga, stretches and breathing techniques to increase wellbeing. You will be given the opportunity to explore the links to other forms of exercise and therapies as well as simple relaxation techniques to improve rest and sleep.

A gentle class for those who wish to improve their mobility and lower stress levels. The class is mainly seated but there are an optional 10-minute standing stretches, followed by a deep relaxation. Standing work will be carried out in bare feet or in yoga socks.

For hygiene purposes it is best to bring a yoga mat with you, if you have one.
Please bring a cushion and a blanket.

Please note that there will be no sessions on 02/05/2022 and 30/05/2022.

Tea/Coffee are available to make, with a small charge.
To reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles/cups, there is a watercooler on site making it easy to refill your water bottle.

Free parking.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Yoga courses start throughout the academic year.
This course is for anyone who would like to be more aware of their body, fitter, mentally and physically stronger and who would like to be more relaxed. You will be required to complete a medical questionnaire before joining the course.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2021 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £44.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £44.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £26.40
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £26.40

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
The teaching will be a combination of demonstration, practice, and group work. As this course is unaccredited informal methods of assessment will be used such as self-assessment, question and answer, discussion with your tutor, observation.