NEW TO YOGA?

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Do not eat a full meal for a minimum of 2 hours before class because it is uncomfortable to practise yoga with a full stomach. If you want to practice yoga and feel hungry, then preferably eat fruit or a snack.

  • Drinking water is not recommended during class. You may sweat as you exercise, but not so much that you will dry out within an hour. Regardless, if you feel you need it, don't hold back.

  • Be patient with yourself. Be gentle with your body during practice. Yoga is not a competitive sport, no one expects you to perform. Instead, get to know your limits and give yourself time to develop.

  • Tell the instructor about your injuries and health problems. This is important so that we can take this into account when adjusting. Otherwise, it is a general rule (not just in case of injury) that if you feel pain you need to come out of the pose. No one knows your body better than you, and yoga is about getting to know your body and finding out what works for you and what doesn't.

  • During the lessons, try to breathe steadily and deeply. Instead of trying to put on a show doing the poses, focus on the breath and on breathing steadily and deeply while you are holding them.

 

  • If you can't do a pose, skip it. We will provide instructions for how to modify poses and it’s completely acceptable to skip a pose if it’s not working for you. You can rest in a basic pose known as Child’s Pose any time you need a break.

 

What to bring to the yoga room

  • Yoga Mat: we have yoga mats, but if you want to bring your own, you can. Just unroll it over one of ours when you go into the room.

 

  • Bags, belongings, phone: You can take your bag & other belongings with you to the yoga room, and leave them next to you. Please set your phone to be silent during class.

 

How to dress

 

Comfortable clothing: it is important to be comfortable and be able to move and breathe easily. Loose tops and stretchy fabrics work best. You won't need shoes, so please don't bring them into the room.

 

If you have long hair, it's best to tie it back. If you have jewellery, it's best to take it off for your class. If you have socks, take them off during class and put them back on at the end.

 

Coming to class

 

  • Arrive at the studio 15 minutes before the start of the class. 9.30 in the morning, 6.00pm and 7.15pm in the evening.

 

  • Make sure you book before hand. If you haven't booked, and need to pay for the class, then please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the class.

 

  • If you think you are going to be late please call or text the teacher: Ildy 07542307646.