New to Yoga?

New to Yoga?

Yoga is for everyone. By it’s very definition, yoga, which is about dissolving perceived separation and reconnected to the one spirit that we all share, is a practice for every being. We are committed to sharing yoga in a way that is inclusive to all members of our community.

We tailor some of our classes, to make it more accessible and comfortable for certain groups of students. For example, we may host classes bespoke for elderly folk or classes for men.

We also tailor classes to cater to different body abilities –  our ‘Gentle Hatha Yoga’ has been tailored so it is accessible to everyone, including people with injuries, physical disabilities and women who are pre and post-natal. 

Check out our Current Offerings for more information about our classes and what may suit you best.

What can I expect in a hatha yoga class? We always start by warming up the body, this is important to avoid damaging the physical body and is especially important in cooler climates. We then move through a sequence of āsanas that position the body in different ways. We always end with a long shavasana, as known as ‘corpse pose’, in which the body is systematically relaxed while lying on the ground. We usually end with a short meditation.

I have a current injury and/or have a historic injury, what do I do? Please tell us prior to class commencing. It’s really important that we know this information, so we can ensure that the class is safe for your body. There are lots of ways that āsanas can be tailored and substituted – so let us know and we can work with you throughout the class.

What do I wear? You absolutely do not have to go out and buy fashionable yoga gear. We don’t! Wear comfortable clothing that you feel confident to move in. Layers are recommended, so you can regulate your body temperature. It is particularly important that we have warm layers (especially jumpers and socks) for the shavasana at the end of class.

What do I bring?  Bring a water bottle and most importantly an open mind! You are also welcome to bring your own mat, towel and props.

Arrive at least 5 minutes before class start time to set up your mat and give yourself a moment to relax. 

More questions?  Contact us we are very happy to answer any and all questions!

‘Yoga is an art, a science and a philosophy. It touches the life of man at every level, physical, mental and spiritual. It is a practical method for making one’s life purposeful, useful and noble.’

B.K.S Iyengar

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