If you have any questions, I am hoping you may be able to find the answers here.
If not, please feel free to make contact with me and I will be happy to talk through any questions you may have.
What is yoga?
Yoga is simply about you. It's about paying attention to your body, listening to how your body and mind feels and meeting yourself just as you are. There is no such thing as a perfect yoga pose, being mindful to yourself is the key to a good balanced yoga practice.
What happens in a yoga class?
Each class will start with a few moments of ‘settling’, where you can begin to focus on your body, your mind and your breath.
This will be followed by an "asana" practice where you hold different yoga poses with your body, and try to keep your mind from wandering.
The end of class is usually taken lying down and this is known as "shavasana". We will spend some time relaxing the physical body - feel free to pop your socks and jumpers on and you may also like to bring a blanket and eye bag with you to help relax even further.
Do I need to book?
Yes, please book and pay for your class here
How do I join a livestreamed class?
All of my livestreamed classes are done through Zoom. When you book your place you will receive an email with a link on it. An hour before the class begins you will be sent a reminder email with the link attached agan.
You don't need to pay for zoom, it's completely free. It would be an idea to download it to your device before the class starts.
How does Zoom work?
When you join the class I will be able to hear you, please mute your microphone when the class begins (button in bottom left). Feel free to unmute yourself during the class if you need to speak to me, and at the end before you leave. Make sure you select ‘speaker view’ at the top right of your screen so that my video is the largest.
How much does it cost?
Costs for all classes can be found here
I'm not flexible at all, can I still do yoga?
Yes! It's important to know that everyone's bodies are different and we will all find some things more challenging than others. Some of us have good flexibility, some of us have strength, others are great at balancing. I'm sure you will quickly notice the benefits of practicing yoga.
I'm not usually that active, can I still join a class?
Definitely! Yoga is for everyone, and although at the beginning some of the postures might seem hard, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you can feel the benefits. Feel free to contact me if you are at all worried about anything.
You might also want to consider joining my Beginners Yoga Course which will resume when it is safe to practice yoga as a group.
I have an injury or medical condition, can I still join a class?
Yes, you will definitely be able to join a class. It would be a good idea to make contact with me before booking just so I am aware of this and we can discuss anything we need to before class.
If you practice regularly and have a new injury it's always best to let me know.
Most yoga postures can be adapted to suit injuries and chronic conditions, or alternatives can be given which will have a similar or more therapeutic effect.
You are responsible for looking after yourself and your body during class, be mindful not to push yourself beyond your limits and always ask me if you are unsure about anything. Yoga should be challenging, but it should not painful.
Please do not come to class if you have a cough, cold or are generally feeling unwell – resting is more beneficial to aid your recovery.
What do I need to wear?
Come dressed in comfortable clothes. Leggings, shorts or jogging bottoms are all perfect, and a comfortable top that can be tucked into your trousers if needed. Yoga is practiced in bare feet to enhance the feeling of grounding throughout the practice.
Do I need a yoga mat or equipment?
We will sometimes use props like yoga bricks, blocks and belts although as we are currently practising online your sure to find something in you're home to use. (Books, tinned food, dressing gown belt etc!)
If you need anything specific for the online classes I will let you know beforehand.
In regular classes (except for the Beginners Course where all equipment is provided free of charge) I have yoga mats, bricks, blocks and belts for you to hire. I ask £1 to be put into the tin if you wish to use my equipment. This is so I can make sure we have a good quality disinfect always available.
You will be responsible for cleaning the equipment you have used with the disinfectant and cloths provided.
I do recommend you having your own equipment if you decide to practice or come to class regularly.
I offer starter yoga kits which can be purchased through me.
Contact me for further information on this.
Is it okay to eat before class?
You may feel nauseous if you have eaten in the few hours before coming to class.
Its recommend you don’t eat 2 - 3 hours before coming to yoga. If that isn’t possible for you, then snacking on light food like fruit or oatcakes would be better than eating a large heavy meal.
Should I bring water with me?
When doing any form of exercise it's good to have water to hand in order for your body and brain to stay hydrated.
I'm pregnant, can I still do yoga?
Yes you certainly can! A pregnancy yoga class would be recommended, contact me for further information.
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What qualifications and experience do you have as a yoga teacher?
I have completed 200 hours or Hatha yoga teacher training and I am also fully qualified to teach Restorative Yoga, Children's Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Pranayama.
All of my training is registered with Yoga Alliance and I am fully insured for all classes that I teach.
You can read more about me here