Are you qualified and insured?
I graduated with distinction from Yogacampus 18 month Teacher Training Diploma, after undertaking 320 hours in-person training. I have Public Liability up to £6m, plus a valid Enhanced DBS check and First Aid Certificate.
What should I wear and do I need to bring anything with me?
Come in comfortable clothes that are loose enough to move freely. I have a number of mats and props that I bring with me to classes, however if you would like to bring your own you are welcome to. You may want to bring some water or other drink with you to rehydrate after class.
How fit do I need to be? I’m not very flexible…
My yoga classes are designed for complete beginners, and we start with the basics. The benefits of yoga are open to everybody, and flexibility and fitness are not needed to start yoga, but these may improve after attending classes. Each body is made differently, and through yoga we can explore what our bodies and minds can do.
What if I have an injury?
I ask that new students fill out a health form before their first class. My training has provided me with a knowledge of common injuries so that I am able to provide alternatives and adjustments. However, if you regularly see a healthcare professional, please check with them before coming to your first class.
Do I need to come every week?
No! There is no pressure to come every week, but as with most practices, the more you come the more you will experience the benefits. I offer both drop-in classes and block payments to make it easier for you.
Is yoga religious?
Yoga is a way of life, it is not a religion. It is open to everyone, of every faith or none. If you would like to read more about the history of yoga and its relationship with religion, you may find this Yoga Journal article interesting.
Can I eat before class?
As with other forms of exercise, I would recommend not eating a heavy meal for two hours before class, however we know our own bodies best. I would recommend using your own judgment if you feel that you need to eat a snack before class.
I have a child that would like to try yoga, can they come with me?
At this current time, my classes are for adults only (16 years and over). Classes for children and teens may be offered later in the year. Please email me if you know of a child/teen that would be interested in attending.
What are the benefits to doing yoga?
The benefits to doing yoga are endless, physically you may increase your general fitness levels, improve flexibility, gain strength and balance. It can provide a greater sense of general wellbeing with reduced stress and anxiety levels, and improved sleep and rest.
I’m a bit shy about coming on my own…
My classes are purposely kept lower in numbers, we are a friendly group that always welcomes new faces. If you would like to bring a friend along to your first class, please contact me as I may be able to offer a small discount.
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