Please see the Health & Safety section of this website to see how Yoga for Body & Mind group classes are being managed in light of the Covid-19 situation.
Is yoga for me?
I would say the answer to this question is always a wholehearted ‘Yes, yoga is for everybody!’ (but then I might be a bit biased). Of course, you probably wouldn’t be looking at this website if you weren’t interested in at least trying yoga and probably somewhat aware of the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of its practice. And what’s the harm in giving it a go? Perhaps you have tried it before and know how it makes you feel, and practicing again will feel like coming home. If you are new to it, from the first session you will notice its effect. It is up to you to decide whether it moves you in the right direction; whether that be towards a physical goal or a mindful intention. I teach to empower, and so encourage my students to work from where they are and with what they have on the day. If you’re still not convinced to try, call me for a chat and we can talk about what might be getting in the way or what you might be hoping to achieve through yoga.
Please let me know if you have any conditions or injuries, if you are pregnant or if your situation has changed in a way that may affect your practice and we can look at accommodation/adaptation. I am also available to teach 1:1 sessions, which may be preferable to or complement group classes, depending on your need or aim.
What should I wear?
Wear something comfortable that does not restrict your movements (you will be reaching, stretching, strengthening etc). Yoga is done without shoes or socks, which are removed before entering the practice space. It is a good idea to layer up in cooler months, as your temperature can rise with movement and go down noticeably during relaxation.
What do I need to bring?
You need to bring your own equipment for class (definitely a sticky mat but optional are a block, brick, blanket, belt and bolster). I would also recommend bringing a hand towel and filled water bottle. Please be aware that there are no showers or changing facilities for use at the halls so you should be ready for class when you arrive and able to leave, as you are, when you finish.
Do I need to book for class?
Yes! It is now essential to book, to ensure you have a space and that I can set the place up properly and safely for everyone. Please do so by either:
Do I get any discount for attending regularly?
Yes. In my Body & Mind classes, I am now running a ‘loyalty’ card system where the 10th class attended will be free. Students will be given their own paper copy and I will keep a record of attendance, so I can notify you when your free class is due.
Any previously purchased multi-packs (no longer available) will be honoured but you will still need to book in (please call/text to discuss this with me).
Can I join class if I am late?
I’m afraid that answer here is ‘No’. This is particularly due to safety precautions but also because it really isn’t cool to arrive in a rush for class whilst everyone is settling down to practice. Please try to arrive well in time to start and remember that your practice begins from the moment you arrive at the hall.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions that are not addressed here.
Inside classes are finally back! See the Timetable section for details and contact me to book in xx