Starting Yoga

Firstly I must EMPHASIZE that you do not need to be flexible before starting yoga. Yoga helps people to become fitter, more flexible and more relaxed – everyone can benefit.

People are often a little nervous before starting yoga – it’s new and a bit scary! Well please don’t worry. You could have a look at some simple exercises on my videos to see the kind of things we do in class. The atmosphere is calm and relaxed – and we do have a bit of fun as well.

You will need your own mat (proper sticky yoga mat), a warm blanket and 2 soft blocks. Yoga Toe Socks are a good idea in the winter months and an eye pillow will enhance your relaxation. I can provide these and save you money if you order them in class – see my SHOP WINDOW

Please PRINT the Do Yoga Student Health Questionnaire fill it in and bring it with you to your first class. This will mean that I can ensure you are practising safely.

IT’S IMPORTANT TO READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE YOU COME…

To get the most from the classes it’s best if you arrive 10 minutes before the class begins. Arriving late not only means that you won’t get the best from your class but is disruptive to the other students. I always lock the door when the class starts so that we are safe and warm and will not be disturbed.

BEFOREHAND

Leave 2 hours after a meal and 1 hour after a snack before practising yoga

Wear comfy, stretchy clothing – not too loose so that it flops in your face when bending

If you are unsure about a health issue, talk to your doctor before starting yoga

Never practice under the influence of alcohol

If you are pregnant some of the exercises I offer are not suitable – find ‘Yoga for Pregnancy’ classes

DURING THE CLASS

If you are ill or just not feeling at your best let me know before the start of the class

Bare feet are best for grip and it’s safest to practice on a sticky mat

Never force or strain to get into a position – feel as though you are releasing into a pose and holding it comfortably

If a position is uncomfortable for you DO NOT DO IT

Keep your awareness on what you are doing at all times – this is how you train your mind

If you ever experience pain please let me know

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