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.
What can I expect?
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.
Arrive at least 5 minutes before class start time to set up your mat and give yourself a moment to relax.
I have an injury
If you have an injury, (historic or current), 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.
Also, contrary to how yoga is often depicted – it is absolutely not about have a stretchy body or developing abs…! Yoga is a practice of deep introspection and we use the body as a tool. Pushing too hard can be a leading contributor for injuries. It’s important for us to listen to our bodies and practice in a way that is harmonious with the bodies that we have been gifted.
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 and bring?
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.
Bring a water bottle and most importantly an open mind! You are also welcome to bring your own mat, towel and props.
“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.”
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