Frequently asked questions before Yoga Classes

  • What clothing should I wear?
    We recommend wearing comfortable, breathable clothing to our yoga classes that enable you to move and stretch freely. Whether this be loose-fitting bottoms or shorts, or tight, stretchy leggings and tops – our focus is on helping you achieve maximum flexibility and mobility during your practice.
  • What do I need to bring with me?
    All that’s required is your personal mat for hygiene and covid guidelines, and maybe a hand towel or similar should you need during your session. Bricks and blocks can be provided to you if necessary.
  • Should I eat and drink before class?
    It is typically advisable to allow yourself two hours following a light meal, or at least four hours after a heavy meal. Keeping hydrated with water is important and drinking a glass 15 -30 minutes before class should be fine. However, it is not recommended to drink during your practise.
  • What kind of environment can I expect in the class?
    Our classes are held in a supportive and non-judgmental environment that encourages self-exploration and personal growth.
  • What, if anything, do I need inform you of prior to a class?
    Please advise if you have any injuries, medical conditions, are menstruating or pregnant before starting the class, all of which are included in the signed waiver you will be asked to complete.
  • When to arrive?
    Doors open approximately 15 minutes before the start of class, so kindly arrive beforehand to avoid disrupting the class once it begins. Things happen and sometimes people are late. If you could just let me know beforehand, but if not please still attend and quietly enter as not to disturb others.
  • I’m not that flexible – Is yoga for me?
    Yes! Many think they need to be flexible to begin yoga, but that’s a little like thinking that you need to be able to play a sport in order to take lessons. Simply take the plunge, come as you are, and you will find that yoga practice will help your flexibility among many other benefits.

Things to remember during your practise

Listen to your body: During class you’ll be guided through a series of poses, but it’s important to listen to your body and not push yourself too hard. If a pose feels uncomfortable or painful, don’t try and be a champion! You’ll be offered alternative poses throughout the practise that should help you maintain your flow.

Focus on your breath: Hatha yoga emphasises the connection between breath and movement, so pay attention to your breath and try to synchronise it with the poses. Relax: At the end of class, you’ll typically be guided through a relaxation or meditation exercise. This is a great opportunity to release any tension or stress and enjoy the benefits of your practice.

Yoga is a non-competitive practice: Everyone works at their own pace. Don’t worry about keeping up with others in the class or performing the poses perfectly. Just focus on your own practice and enjoy the journey. With a little practice and patience, you’ll soon be picking up your pace and enjoying the rewards of Hatha Yoga. Namaste 🙏