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Hello

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

Introduction and yoga class
https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/share/1BLEwXpkLksjYbci0emp9oRJeoAUeYnb_Ery_HpGEOMNFdzxCwTJhMmCFbvteOxS.iosIStIuv1ADHkAK

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

https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/share/ZuGM7eEXooqrqrF5_LpDvLrCs0IwTHw5JBDDm4lAX3n9MTJ5Gy3-qAQrKF7juhAj.T16OOF5PChdsvdKc
 

Session 3 - Recording 26th March 2023
Awaiting upload

Session 4 - Recording 2nd April 2023

Suitable for ESOL levels from E1 upwards (not pre-entry)

https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/share/4ZM4YemWsCje3Xpv1XuaycMtK6GZMHWjV9itzJX5PcbAi-VkSNmnAr7TtE8mkriC.B5c5jdwif0QNI8af

Session 1A - Recording 28th May 2023

Start of the new course in development

Vocabulary:

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

Yoga:

Seated Warm up

Hamstring stretches using Yoga or Improvised Belt

https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/share/ixR8jHO0KNudKIEnkjmyg0pMgN2GSNqw2YqKFeFTApx5L-i26EyNpOR-wJNdHO6A.zI-CZlY2r-qdMn6H

Session 2 - Recording 4th June 2023
Recap of last week's vocabulary

New Vocabulary:

Parts of the Body: Thigh, thumbs, heel

Sitting: kneeling

Yoga:

Seated Warm up

Moon Salutation with Runner and Sphinx

https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/share/5GsMb6z60KpZCv4poUyF7GM2uxV3UMwEzDxuGcJt6L6Q6fdczr76pXfgPB5ueece.7zxWcf9kpbZvJH28

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!

https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/share/C3o28NxqMYkWOMfJOvIXhp3pA4zdZAKX-G14JslC6mfxDvm7-rGwrLwfJOANRnoY.v6diTQo3CjY6L5ig

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

https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/share/l9B6EeXgyY49jRcIQiIY27LAM2yg7722465zsU4VfhJa6NetdDoBChhmAyfjXl-q.MjtpwDuzSWgZrdfD

Session 5 - Recording 2nd July 2023

Eagle Pose/Garudasana:

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

https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/share/4Pum1bLpJrMNl-K9zzrZldhTv4A6TdJJrAL2J9w3_o6NLi8wSKxpGqKd7xMwi0TD.s3GruUMZioVkQNBr

Session 6 - Recording 9th July 2023

Recap of Eagle Post/Garudasana as taught in Session 5

Deer Pose

https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/share/lKNuW9ha0BYZkd7BcmP30smFVVw-IOdynBQ6OxpaOsRrcNMee3pqlQIVDwpS0JjU.rTHCYAkcPbEopkMG

Session 7 - Recording 23rd July 2023

Recap of Deer Pose as taught in Session 6

Dru Sequence: Sun Salutation

Vocabulary:

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

https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/share/F1oZoSbB3S0OOy0G-qiKwG59zLto-2WaPLjPH8tq1OUl_8kNr2XOjCkWsfiwcnzw.I5bv3QxD6IAchlnJ

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

No charge

LINK FOR ALL SESSIONS: 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/2639037609?pwd=OHNpdS9EeVRkRlNzTlN6bWM2TlFGQT09

263 903 7609

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