Frequently asked questions

New here?

Do you run beginner classes?

Whilst I don’t run classes specifically for beginners, I believe that beginners can be accommodated in any class, as I will always emphasize going at your pace and finding modifications that suit your body. Having said that, some classes are more appropriate for beginners than others…..please get in touch if you are unsure.

I am a beginner, which class should I start with?

If you have never done yoga before, start with the Gentle and/or the Yin classes. Read more about the description of each here. After several weeks you will be ready to try a Vinyasa Flow class.

What can I expect in your classes? Will they be right for me?

My classes are attended by men and women of varying ages and abilities. I am passionate about making yoga accessible to all body types regardless of size, shape, flexibility or strength, and so you will hear me preach about listening to your body, not comparing to others, and finding a modification to suit you where needed. There will be options offered for beginners and different options for more experienced students. However, if you are an intermediate or advanced yogi who specifically wants to work on challenging inversions and arm balances, then my classes are perhaps not what you are looking for. (We might do crow pose but we won’t be standing on our heads).

There is a strong sense of community at my classes, so you can expect to be welcomed not only by me but by other students. Most people practice weekly or at least regularly, so you will start to become familiar with the faces. This is not the sort of place where you walk in, go silently to your mat, and then leave without having spoken to anyone.

I have a strong focus on the breath and staying connected to what’s going on in your body. I have a very functional approach to yoga – in other words, each pose has a purpose, a reason for doing it – and it’s nothing to do with creating a “perfect” looking pose. So you can expect that everyone’s triangle pose will look different from each other. I would rather guide you to find the best version of a pose for your body than come around and “correct” you.

I like to weave pragmatic philosophy into my classes, so you will hear me talk about topics like acceptance, contentment and gratitude in a relatable way. I might talk about how we are all connected but I won’t have a clue whether Mercury is in retrograde. If you want to learn about Shiva and Shakti, then I am probably not the right teacher for you.

I don’t use a lot of Sanskrit words but I do love a good “om”.

If that sounds like your kind of place, then Book Now on the Book Now page

Do I need to book?

Classes are run in term blocks, but most have casual places available - and yes bookings are essential. Please book online via the Book Now tab. If you have any problems with booking, please get in touch. Walk-ins are not possible at the moment.

Do I need to bring my own mat?

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, you must bring all equipment yourself. No equipment will be supplied.

What should I wear?

Clothes that you can bend, sit and move in such as leggings, track pants or shorts. A fitted t-shirt or singlet is best because you might be hanging upside down!

I am not very flexible, does that matter?

No. Every class and every pose can be modified – or even skipped – for every body.

However you do need to be comfortable to get up and down off the floor.

I am not very strong or fit, does that matter?

No. Every class and every pose can be modified – or even skipped – for every body.

However you do need to be comfortable to get up and down off the floor.

Do you have any age limits?

It’s hard for me to judge whether your child is old enough, and it depends on the class. So anyone 15 and over is welcome but if your child is younger please chat with me.

Likewise, for seniors, I have found that age is no indicator of which class is best for you. There are many other factors that will inform me, such as your mobility and whether you are active. Therefore, provided you can get up and down off the floor ok, I encourage you to start with Gentle or Yin and then we will take it from there.

I have an injury/health condition…can I do yoga?

Well, that depends. First you need your doctor’s ok and advice on what you should and shouldn’t do. Then we can discuss and decide which class is most suitable. Therefore, send me an email or give me a call before turning up to class.

What are the benefits of each class?

Vinyasa/Flow Yoga is a dynamic, flowing style that will build strength and flexibility and leave you feeling energized with a clear mind.

Yin Yoga is a passive style of yoga targeting the connective tissue to keep us supple and mobile. Leave in a state of bliss, feeling relaxed and renewed.

Gentle Yoga classes combine strength building poses with gentle movement. Great for beginners, people returning from a break, or those who want a slower practice. Leave feeling refreshed and calm.

How long are the classes?

Regular weekly classes are all 60 minutes. Restorative classes, when they are held, are 90 minutes.