My name is Mary Griffiths
I am a qualified ESOL teacher with 16 years experience teaching Entry Level adults in London colleges. I left my college job last year and now teach yoga. I am writing and recording yoga classes for ESOL students to help them with English grammar, vocabulary and fluency.
If you are a non native English speaker (any level) and would like to be part of this exciting project please let me know. I am looking for volunteers to help me trial the course before it goes on sale.
You are invited to join my private Facebook Group: ESOL Yoga where I will be posting updates about the live sessions and useful resources. Use the group to talk and interact with each other.
Join here: ESOL Yoga
Session 1 - Recording 12th March 2023
Session 2 - Recording 19th March 2023
Introducing ourselves: My name is ...... I come from ...........
Vocabulary: yoga mat, yoga block, cushion, small blanket
Sitting cross legged (legs crossed), legs in front, kneeling
Session 3 - Recording 26th March 2023
Session 4 - Recording 2nd April 2023
Suitable for ESOL levels from E1 upwards (not pre-entry)
Session 1A - Recording 28th May 2023
Start of the new course in development
yoga equipment - Blocks/Bricks/Belt/Mat
Shapes/sizes - Round/Circular, Rectangle/Rectangular, Long
Improvised equipment - Cushion/Pillow/Belt
American English = Bathrobe, British English = Dressing Gown
Sitting - Crosslegged/Legs in front/kneeling
Seated Warm up
Hamstring stretches using Yoga or Improvised Belt
Session 2 - Recording 4th June 2023
Recap of last week's vocabulary
Parts of the Body: Thigh, thumbs, heel
Seated Warm up
Moon Salutation with Runner and Sphinx
Session 3 - Recording 11th June 2023
Recap of vocabulary
Breathing: Sitali Breath = Cooling Breath where you curl up the sides of the tongue (if you can), purse the lips - as though you are kissing with the mouth slightly open, suck cool air along the tongue to the back of the mouth
Note: My internet had problems for a short time so this recording includes peer teaching of Sitali Breath!
Session 4 - Recording 18th June 2023
Recap of past weeks - Conversation before recording starts was about the weather
"It is too hot today. I feel very hot."
After practising the Cooling Breath: "I felt hot, I feel cooler now."
Recap: Siltali Breath = Cooling Breath - see last week's description above
Yoga = Seated Warm up, Moon Salutation/Chandra Namaskar, Relaxation/Corpse Pose/Savasana
Session 5 - Recording 2nd July 2023
Adjectives describing the appearance and qualities of an eagle
Vocabulary for body parts
Yoga = Seated Warm up, Dead Bug, Hamstring Stretches, Eagle Pose kneeling, lying down/supine and standing balance
Relaxation/Corpse Pose/Savasana - relaxing the body from the feet to the head
Session 6 - Recording 9th July 2023
Recap of Eagle Post/Garudasana as taught in Session 5
Session 7 - Recording 23rd July 2023
Recap of Deer Pose as taught in Session 6
Dru Sequence: Sun Salutation
opposites - Yin/Yang, Moon/Sun, Male/Female, Hot/Cold, Wild/Tame
Discussion about wild animals in Romford area: badgers, foxes, deer
Nuisance, Pests, cull/control
Collective Noun for deer = herd
Yin/Yang, Ha/Tha qualities
Zoom classes take place most Sundays 1.00 to 2.00pm BST. Please email with your name and details to be included in the pilot sessions - free while the course is still in development to non-native English speakers who want to improve their English skills (grammar and fluency) while practising yoga. No previous yoga experience required.
TAKING A BREAK FOR THE SUMMER - CHECK HERE AND IN THE FACEBOOK GROUP FOR UPDATES
Next session planned for 17th September
Online (zoom) 1.00 to 2.00pm UK time
All levels of English and Yoga from pre-entry upwards welcome
LINK FOR ALL SESSIONS:
263 903 7609