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2021 Beginners Courses: Yoga and Katumba Drumming

NEW YEAR REAL YOU! As 2020 taught us, there’s no time like the present to explore the best version of ourselves: check out our beginner courses for yoga and drumming!

By Leigh-Angel
Thu 26 November, 2020

Lockdown 2 has lifted! We’re back in business and throwing open our doors to host a range of invigorating in-person activities and courses as part of our 2021 offerings: ‘New Year, Real You”.

As 2020 taught us, there’s no time like the present to explore the best version of ourselves! Have you ever thought about trying yoga before but thought you were not flexible/young enough or even knew where to begin? Or perhaps you have tried it a couple of times and felt intimidated and lost in huge yoga classes at leisure centres or gyms, where you felt others were far bendier/more experienced than you?

Or maybe you’ve seen our band perform and ALWAYS wanted to give it a ago? Or have had a go on a few percussion instruments and are ready to develop your knowledge further, in a style that exudes fun, positivity and energy?

Our Beginner’s Courses for both yoga and Katumba drumming are open to ALL ages (18+) with no experience needed! The sessions are hygienic, safe, and with secure social distancing measures in place – whilst of course keeping them fun and welcoming to all!

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**Low income and free spaces available for BAME/PoC**

For our one-off ‘New Year, Real You’ classes and events, click here.

 

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS: 4-WEEK COURSE

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When: Saturdays 23rd, 30th January & 6th, 13th February

Times: 10 – 11.30am

In-person: held in our large, atmospheric covid-secure venue Katumba Culture Hub, Liverpool 

Online: For those wishing/needing to isolate, classes will be held on Zoom

Who: 18+

How Much: £55

What to Expect: This course is an accessible introduction to yoga, in a supportive, nurturing environment, with a small group of like minded folks new to the practice, under the guidance of a compassionate, experienced teacher.

Course Overview: In addition to creating a nurturing, small group environment in which to learn safely for YOUR body the core physical postures, we’ll also spend time on other key elements of a rounded yoga practice: breathwork, meditation, relaxation and basic philosophy.

At the end of the four weeks, our intention is that you will have the confidence to join a regular beginners’ class, feel safe in your body and mind, and, most importantly, have an overwhelmingly positive experience of practising yoga!

Our Approach: “I would like for people to realize that yoga is not about touching your toes. That yoga is for everyBODY, regardless of age, race, weight, sexual identity-or flexibility level!!’

Juliana Landim (the teacher)

Diversity & Inclusion: Designed by a mixed race, immigrant teacher, and hosted by an organisation that champions diversity in all it does, this course is encouraging individuals from all backgrounds to enrol (from an ethnicity and/or financial stand point). Financial hardship rates available. Get in touch for special rate.

About the Teacher: Influenced by her recovery journey from an accident that left her nearly paralyzed, Juliana’s classes are made accessible  for all levels and abilities-all informed by her movement experience in Afro and Indigenous traditions from her native Brazil as well as her work as a Movement Facilitator for groups around the world-incl. Liverpool based Katumba Drumming & Movement

How to Book: Click here to book through our website. You may need to sign-up to our studio first, in which case follow the easy step-by-step instructions here 🙂 For low income rates – please read info at the bottom of this page 👇

What Next: You’ll receive a confirmation email of your booking and another email nearer the time from Juliana with more details.

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KATUMBA DRUMMING & MOVEMENT FOR BEGINNERS: PART 1

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When: Tuesday 9th, 16th, 23rd February & 2nd March

Times: 6:30-7:30pm (in the case we sell out, another class will be opened at a later time on the same day)

Where: Katumba Culture Hub, Liverpool

Who: 18+

How Much: £45* for the whole 4-week course. Prices includes a free pair of drumsticks!

What to Expect: Part 1 is the first stage of every Katumba drummer’s learning journey!  A 4-week introduction to rhythm, technique, cultural influences and how our music interconnects with Afro-Brazilian movement: exploring the foundations of our vibrant style!

About the Teachers: Our experienced team are all professional musicians, performers and teachers in their own right. Click here to meet them!

What Do I Need: All equipment is provided (thoroughly disinfected before and after use).

How to Book: Click here to book through our website. You may need to sign-up to our studio first, in which case follow the easy step-by-step instructions here 🙂 For low income rates – please read info at the bottom of this page 👇

What Next: You’ll receive a confirmation email of your booking and another email nearer the time with more details. Feel free to check out our free tutorials on Youtube for a little teaser of what to expect!

PLEASE NOTE: our courses get booked up quickly – don’t miss out on your chance to come drum with us!

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*we offer some free places for those experiencing financial hardship, and subsidised places for those on low income (as defined by the UK government DWP as a combined household income figure of £304 per week (full-time) or less than £15,000 per year, before tax) – get in touch here to book your space (no evidence of earnings etc needed).

 

 

FAQ

 

I am a student – does that count as low income?
Yes, absolutely. All those who count as students/concessions are welcome to pay the low income rate. Please get in touch here.

What does Part 1 mean?
The beginners course (and Katumba learning journey as a whole) has several parts – there’s a lot to learn! Each part breaks down different areas of learning, which will become more in depth as you progress. Part 1 is the first stage of your learning journey 🙂

Do I need to do this course to join the band?
Yes. Unless you are already a very experienced percussionist, this is the best route for you to join the band.

By doing this course will I be in the band?
No – there are several parts to your learning journey and it will take some time before you are ready to perform as part of the band. It also depends on what drums are available. However, you will absolutely be part of our Katumba community, and we welcome everybody with open arms!