frequently asked questions
We offer a beginner’s classes and workshops. You are welcome to start with these sessions, where you will learn the fundamentals of the yoga practice, in a safe environment offering modifications and support. You can call us or email take an appointment and start !
Asanas are specific body positions which open the energy channels and psychic centres. They are tools that provide the stable foundation for exploration of the body, breath, mind and beyond. The yogis have found that by developing control of the body through asana, the mind is also controlled. Therefore, the practice of asana is foremost in yoga.
Practicing at home, choose a quiet, clean, and pleasant room, which is well ventilated but not draft.
There is no right or wrong class style to choose! Yoga postures are very much the same, in different styles of practice. The only difference is in the style name Like Vinyasa, Hatha, classic, Iyengar …
Traditionally, it is recommended that you practice at early morning as this is the time of the day where the body is fresh, and the mind is calm , clear. However, if you are not a morning person and the evening works better for you. Listen to your body and choose a time that suits you, remembering that every day is different.
During practice it is better to wear loose, light and comfortable clothing. Before commencing, Its also recommended to remove spectacles, wristwatches , any jewellery and avoid wearing socks to help with your grip and stability.
You will need a yoga mat! It is recommended that you use your own yoga mat as you may feel more comfortable with this. If you are purchasing your own mat, try to avoid the cheaper thicker ones as these types of mats are great for the gym but not so great for yoga as you will find that balancing asanas will be much harder, and you may slip due to lack of grip.
It is best to avoid eating anything heavy for three to four hours before you practice although light snacks can be eaten up to one hour before. It is best to make sure you are well hydrated before too, especially when the weather is warmer. Also, be sure to go to the toilet before your practice.
A balanced diet of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals is recommended. Grains, pulses, fresh fruit and vegetables with minimal milk products are excellent for the body.
It is important that you listen to your body. If you push or strain your body at any time this can cause injury. it is recommended that you listen to the instruction of your teacher before trying to attempt more advanced postures (asanas). Remember you can rest anytime during your class in resting poses. Shavasana may be performed at any point during asana practice, especially when feeling physically or mentally tired.
If you are new to yoga, various symptoms may be experienced during and/or following your first session/class which are the result of purification of toxins within the body. Sensations of itching, tingling, hot or cold flushes, feelings of lightness or heaviness may occur. These experiences are very normal and generally temporary, but if they do continue then you are welcome to discuss with your teacher.
It is important to advise your teacher of any medications you are currently taking as some postures (asanas) may need to be avoided.
You should always consult your doctor if you are looking to practice while you are pregnant, but of course! There are always modifications available if needed.
It is important that you never practice under the influence of medications that contain narcotics or alcohol. Never exert undue force while doing asanas. Beginners may find their muscles stiff at first, but after several weeks of regular practice they will be surprised to find that their muscles are more supple.
Your energy levels are constantly changing so it’s important to always be gentle with yourself, especially on days when your practice feels a little more challenging. There are days that you will feel like getting on your mat is the biggest challenge and days where you will be more flexible than other days.
Yes, beginning yoga practice is the start of New Journey ! Relax and be kind to yourself.
Once you have signed up you will receive a zoom link the meeting room for each class. When it’s time for class simply click the link and you’ll enter the online class!
All classes will run on UK (Greenwich Mean Time)
You will need a smartphone, tablet or computer with access to the internet. Then just download Zoom on your device and you’re ready to go!
Zoom allows 2-way video chat, so feel free to turn your camera on so you can have a more interactive experience with your teacher and classmates! It’s a great way to still feel connected with one another while we are in home isolation.
Some classes are recorded, so if you miss a livestream you may be able to re-watch the video on request.