What do I need to bring to a class?
Just bring yourself! If you start to practice regularly, you will probably want to buy your own mat but I have plenty available to borrow until you get to that point. I am also happy to help you source the props we use if you’d like to be able to practice at home too.
What should I wear? I don’t have any lycra!!!
No lycra needed – though you’re more than welcome to wear it if it makes you feel good! Wear comfy clothing – yoga pants, sweat pants, leggings – something you can bend and stretch in without showing your fellow students your underwear! We practice in bare feet but bring some comfy socks for any restorative poses and savasana (the resting pose at the end)
Am I okay to eat before I practice?
During a class, we will twist and bend so it’s not good to eat a heavy meal close to class time. Perhaps have a light snack about an hour before. We have water in the yoga room and also some snacks for after class if you feel peckish when you’re done!
What if I have injuries/health issues?
Please email me ahead of time to let me know. I may recommend you talk to a teacher who has specialized knowledge around your health issues or I may simply plan some alternatives for you during our class. Either way, it’s good to let me know so we can both be prepared.
Am I too old to start yoga?
You’re never too old – or too young! I truly believe yoga is for everybody and everyone will feel the benefits of a regular practice.
But I’m not bendy! I haven’t been able to touch my toes since I was a kid!
Our classes are designed to help you become stronger and more flexible. It doesn’t matter where you start – you will get better!
Is yoga just for women?
The original yogis were actually young men and boys but now a lot of people see yoga as a mainly female activity. The benefits of yoga – especially when it comes to stress management and helping focus – are just as applicable to men as women.
Isn’t yoga a religion?
No, yoga is practiced by people of all religions, atheists and agnostics. It’s a philosophy and offers guidelines to practitioners for how to integrate yoga into their life but if you just want to turn up each week and practice, you will still feel some benefits!