Are your classes suitable for beginners?
Adults with no experience of yoga are welcome to my classes. There are alternatives to and modifications of all poses and breathing exercises that make them suitable for a range of experiences. Yoga is a very personal practice so it is usual to see class members exploring and practicing poses in different ways.
What should I wear?
It is best to wear something comfortable which allows your body to stretch easily. As temperatures can change in class, it is also advisable to wear layers which can be removed during more active parts of the session and then added again for cooler parts of the practice, like the relaxation at the end.
What should I bring with me?
All equipment is provided at classes but if you have your own mat and other props please feel free to bring them with you. You may also want to bring a blanket for relaxation as the body can cool down quite quickly after the active practice.
Should I eat before a class?
Please try to avoid eating for at least 2 hours before a class. You may also want to bring water with you.
Do you include meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises) in your classes?
I do invite class members to explore the practice of meditation and pranyama during my classes. The physical pose practice is just one small part of the practice of yoga and I do encourage people to develop their practice beyond this into meditation and pranyama in a safe and interesting way. There are different ways of meditating and different breathing practices – it is just a matter of finding the ones that work best for you.
What if I have a health condition or injury that might influence my doing yoga?
It is necessary to discuss with your GP whether a yoga practice would be suitable for you or not, and what you should be careful of. I always ask new members to fill in a health declaration form (all information shared is strictly confidential) and ask you to let me know of anything so I can suggest other poses or modifications that will be more suitable for you.