Welcome to our class with the focus on beginners. This is a useful introduction to the basics of yoga, ideal if you are a complete beginner or a rusty returner keen to get back to enjoying the benefits of a regular practice.
Time is taken to ease into a series of postures to aid flexibility, strength and relaxation.
Yoga is a union of mind body and breath. Each class is a blend of breathing practices along with sun salutations and asana (posture) designed to keep the mind and body healthy and the spine strong.
It is essential to begin with easier postures that the mind and body can feel comfortable with, these can then be progressed over time, as strength flexibility and balance improve.
Frequently asked questions:
Do I need to be flexible to do yoga?
You don’t have to be flexible to do yoga. Over time, yoga can help you become more flexible. Flexibility is a result of yoga, not a prerequisite.
Do I have to wear special clothing?
It’s best to wear light layers that you can move easily in and bare feet to avoid slipping.
Should I bring a yoga mat?
Yes please. In the new post COVID times it is essential your bring your own mat to class. I have some available to purchase and also yoga blocks and yoga straps. For your first class just a mat will be fine. Non slip/non stretchy mats are best.
Does having an injury or medical condition stop me from coming to class?
Before your first class you will be asked to complete a health questionnaire, please include any injury or medical condition to allow your teacher to prepare for modifications that may be needed.
If you are concerned please call Julie on 07792 965370 to discuss further.
Can I come to class if I am pregnant?
It is recommended to rest until you are 12 weeks pregnant or until your first scan. If you are used to practising yoga and feel well it is OK to continue with modifications where necessary. However it is not advisable to take up yoga for the first time when you become pregnant. A specialised pregnancy yoga class is best to help keep mum and baby well looked after. 1:1 home yoga sessions are available, please contact Julie for more information.
What else should I bring to class?
A bottle of water, if you forget water is available at all venues.
Is it OK to eat before class?
It is best to practice on an empty stomach. If possible have a light meal an hour before class.