frequently asked questions
What to bring to class
Yourself as well as an open and relaxed mind
A Yoga mat - if you have one (Please contact me if you need to borrow a mat)
Thick socks and a warm layers - to wear in Shavasana (At the end of class)
A Blanket - Optional (There will be some in class)
Water bottle - Optional
I’m new to yoga.
What’s the etiquette?
Here is a few guidelines to follow:
- Please arrive for your class in plenty of time, at least 5 minutes
- Feel free to take a break at any time during class by sitting or lying quietly on your mat
What to wear to class?
Many people practice in exercise leggings or loose fitting trousers
Wear clothing that does not restrict your movement and you feel comfortable in
what if i'm late to class?
If you might not make it to class please let me know as soon as possible
To minimise disruption to the class we are not able to allow late entry to class. This is for your safety, especially if you are new and have an injury or illness, and to cause the least disruption to the other students in class
Whats the difference between Hatha, Restorative & Yin Yoga?
Hatha is a physical yoga practice, working with alignment and linking the breath with movement. One of the six original branches of yoga, “Hatha” encompasses nearly all types of modern yoga. Today, classes described as “hatha” are a classical approach to yogic breathing, exercises and postures
A yoga practice focussed on relaxation. You will spend as much as 20 minutes in each pose. Using strategically placed props like blankets, bolsters, and soothing lavender eye pillows to help you sink into deep relaxation
A quiet, meditative yoga practice, focussing on lengthening connective tissues. Yin poses are passive, meaning you’re supposed to relax muscles and let gravity do the work. And they’re long — you’ll practice patience here too
What if i'm not very flexible?
You are a perfect candidate for yoga. Many people think that they need to be flexible to begin yoga, but that's a little bit like thinking that you need to be able to play tennis in order to take tennis lessons
Your body will develop in flexibility and strength at an individual rate, and a commitment towards regular practice will enhance anyone’s flexibility
Yoga benefits and balances your agility, strength, coordination, enhanced cardiovascular health, as well as a sense of physical confidence and overall well-being
When can I eat?
It is advisable not to eat for 2 - 3 hours before a Yoga class, this is because in our Yoga practice we twist from side to side, turn upside down, and bend forward and backward. If you have not fully digested your last meal, it will make itself known to you in ways that are not comfortable
If you are a person with a fast-acting digestive system and are afraid you might get hungry or feel weak during yoga class, experiment with a light snack such as yogurt, a few nuts, or juice about 30 minutes to an hour before class