What shall I wear?
Something stretchy that won’t restrict your movement, so leggings or tracksuit bottoms are ideal, as are fitted t-shirts and vest tops. Classes start with gentle stretching and end with a relaxation, so it’s best to wear layers, though you may find a hoodie is not so good because the hood can get in the way when practising Downward Dog.
What shall I wear on my feet?
Yoga is best practiced with bare feet, this allows you to grip the yoga mat and not slip when moving in and out of poses.
Do I need a yoga mat?
If you have one please do bring it along. I do have a few spare mats available for people to use if they do not have one of their own.
I’m not very flexible, does that matter?
No you don’t need to be really flexible to do yoga, and if you do feel stiff, it would probably be very beneficial. Yoga can easily be adapted and is suitable for anyone regardless of age, flexibility and body shape. I also have plenty of yoga props like blocks, bricks and straps which can be used to help people move gently into a pose.
Do I need to book in advance?
No I run my classes on a drop in pay as you go basis. So if you cannot make every class for whatever reason, no worries just turn up when you can.
Is it OK to eat before a class?
Yoga is like most other exercise so ideally you should not eat immediately before a class. Generally leave about 1 hour after having a light meal like toast or a sandwich and up to 3 to 4 hours after a main meal. Basically you do not want to be doing Downward Dog on a full stomach.