Here is what you need to know:
First of all, there is nothing to be afraid of.
Yoga is not about showing off or beating your class mates. It’s about you. About being honest with yourself, challenging yourself and constantly improving. Will you feel the benefits of yoga as a beginner already? Absolutely.
What to bring to class
- An empty stomach. It is best to only eat lightly before yoga.
- Tight-fitting but comfortable clothes (no jeans)
- Your own yoga mat (if you have one)
- No need to bring your own props. All props and a yoga mat (if you do not have one) will be provided by us
How we work in class
- Classes include a wide range of yoga poses: standing, sitting, forward bending, back bending and supine poses
- Props are used to perform the asanas correctly and more precisely especially when just starting out. They will give you more confidence minimise the risk of injury.
- Classes are structured to balance dynamic, strength-building, passive and restorative postures. We also practise breathing techniques and relaxation.
- Our emphasis is on precision and alignment
- Postures are sometimes held for longer periods of time to improve awareness and stamina
- Poses will be adapted for people with injuries
- Teachers demonstrate and then correct students verbally and at times physically
Some yoga lingo to get you started:
- Asana: A yoga pose
- Props: Items assisting us with our poses, such as blankets, blocks, belts and yoga chairs.
- Pranayama: Controlled deep breathing