WHAT HAPPENS IN A YOGA CLASS?
You will be guided through a combination of yoga postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and mindfulness meditation. Depending on the class you attend will depend on the physicality of the class, some can be more dynamic and others more gentle.
IS YOGA SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE?
Yoga can be adapted to suit individual capabilities and needs. Yoga can help with strengthening the body, improving flexibility of the body and improving balance of the body. Through the physical body, breathing exercises and mindfulness practice yoga can help with reducing stress and emotional wellbeing.
DO I NEED TO PREPARE FOR A YOGA CLASS?
Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach, if you can avoid eating for approximately two hours before attending a class you will be more comfortable and likely find the practice more beneficial.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Wear comfortable clothes, e.g. leggings, jogging bottoms, t-shirt, light jumper and bring layers with you. During a more energetic class you may get warm and for a gentler class and the relaxation part of any class you may feel cooler.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
At a minimum you will require a mat. Yoga blocks and a yoga strap are very useful for supporting you in postures, but not essential, a blanket and a cushion are good other props for the relaxation part of a class and as padding if required.
WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED TO SHARE WITH MY YOGA TEACHER?
If you have an injury, health concern or are pregnant please share this information at the beginning of the yoga class or get in touch prior to class if you feel it is necessary.