Firstly I must EMPHASIZE that you do not need to be flexible to join a class. Yoga helps people to become fitter, more flexible and more relaxed – everyone can benefit.
For the online classes you don’t really need any equipment to begin with. A rolled up bathmat will do as a block and then you can unroll it to use as a cover for relaxation.
For in person classes you will need your own mat (sticky yoga mat), a warm blanket and soft blocks. I can provide some of these if you have trouble finding them – see my SHOP
Please print out 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.
Leave 2 hours after a meal and 1 hour after a snack before your yoga class
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
If you are ill or just not feeling at your best let me know before the start of the class
If a position is uncomfortable for you DO NOT DO IT
Bare feet are best for grip and it’s safest to practice on a sticky mat
Proceed into postures slowly and carefully
Never force or strain to get into a position – feel as though you are releasing into a pose and holding it comfortably
Keep your awareness on what you are doing at all times – this is how you train your mind
Follow the instructions as closely as possible
If you ever experience pain please let me know