Come Yoga with me whether its 1 to 1 or you want to come and join a class. Classes are suitable for all levels.
See where I teach, my timetable and BOOK HERE
If you’ve never done yoga before, the idea of coming to class can be quite daunting but there’s no need to be concerned. The classes are really friendly and lots of students arrive on their own and make new friends. If you’re feeling a bit nervous, it can help to know what you expect when you get there – here’s some information to get you started, but feel free to drop me an email or give me a call. I’m always happy to help.
- At the beginning of the class we spend a few minutes calming down, persuading your mind to move away from your ‘to do’ list, maybe begin to slow down and settle a little more, and consciously bring your mind and breath to focus on your practice instead. In some classes this is sitting on the floor, in others it’ll be lying down.
- These are stretches, releases and strengthening called asana (which means ‘seat’ in Sanskrit) done in different positions -lying down, sitting or standing – to gently release tension, increase flexibility, improve balance and build strength. They can be modified to suit your body and your needs. Most importantly, you don’t have to be very flexible to start a yoga practice. Yoga is about starting where you are now.
- Most of the time we only use a small amount of our lung’s potential and stress compells the body to breathe high and fast. Breathing techniques in yoga called ‘pranayama’ are designed to improve your breathing. Your breath is also intertwined with your mind, making it a perfect way to release mental as well as physical tension.
- Relaxing at the end of class allows the body and mind to absorb the benefits of yoga and to help to refresh mind and body by resting completely. Like any skill, it improves with practice. I use simple techniques to help you to relax and many students are surprised to find how deeply they relax.
- We take time at the end to ‘come back down to earth’ so you’re safe for your journey home again. This part is usually a conscious stretch with the breath.
- BOOKING AND CANCELLATION
- Guarantee your mat space by booking ahead . If you need to cancel your yoga class, please do so no later than 2 hours before the scheduled start time otherwise just drop in!
- Arrive to your yoga class in good time – at least 10 minutes early for your first class.
- Please let me know before each class if you have an injury or medical condition.
- WHAT TO WEAR
- Wear clothes in which you are free to move, stretch and sweat. Get comfy!
- INSIDE THE STUDIO
- Please remove your shoes and socks before entering the studio (we practice bare-foot).
- All equipment and Yoga mats are provided but feel free to bring your own mat if you prefer!
- IN CLASS
- If you need to rest, take Child’s Pose at any time (This will be shown at the beginning of every class) be courteous of others around you, switch your mobile on to silent. Have fun, unwind and relax.
- Some teachers require silence before and after class…. I don’t! I encourage you to chat to your neighbours, have fun and make new friends. Communication and connection are essential to making a vibrant yoga community But, also respect that sometimes you and others just want to be in your own mental space and silence can also be beautiful so let your mood guide you and be mindful of others at all time.