FAQ’s

I’m not flexible at all, can I still do yoga? 

Flexibility in the body is not a pre-requisite. The more you practice though, you will start to develop strength, flexibility and improved breathing. The main focus however is flexibility of the mind, that is where the greatest benefits of yoga come to fruition.

I’ve never been to a yoga class, could I do some private lessons to build my confidence?

Some people opt for a series of private lessons to explore yoga, become familiar with the basic sequences and then either continue with 1-2-1 sessions, or choose to attend a group class some time later.

Are classes available on zoom?

Yes. You can choose to have private lessons in person or via zoom, or a combination depending on your needs / circumstances.

Do I still experience the full benefits of yoga via zoom?

Yes. You experience the full benefits of a physical and mental practice, whether you are new to yoga or more established in your practice. (I teach private lessons via zoom to clients from the UK, Germany and Switzerland).

Is there an option to do a 45 minute session in person or via zoom as that is more suitable to my schedule?

Yes, 45 minutes is possible as is 30 minutes. If this is your preference get in touch and we can discuss modified pricing.

What should I wear?

Comfortable, loose clothing so that the body can move and breathe with ease.

Do I need to bring anything?

Yoga mats, cushions and blocks are provided, but if you would rather use your own mat then please bring it along. A small towel especially in the summer is advisable. Water and tea are provided. If the lesson is on zoom the minimal requirement is to have a mat and a cushion.

Can I do yoga after breakfast or in the evening after dinner?

It is best to do yoga on an empty stomach. Make sure you eat your last full meal ideally two hours before a class. I would recommend no breakfast before yoga in the morning and a light evening meal if you are coming to an evening class.

How do the classes work?

The total contact time for a private lesson is 75 minutes, this includes tea at the beginning and the end of the session. For zoom sessions the time can be used before and after a 1 hour session for discussion.

Whilst classes vary, an example of a typical class begins with a period of silence followed by a body scan, this allows us to bring ourselves to connect with the body, the senses and slowly still the mind as we connect with the breath. There are warm up stretches followed by a sequence of standing and seated postures. The sequence of movements are all governed by the flow of the breath and vary from dynamic to mellow. All classes end with a period of silence and relaxation.

Please always listen to your body, work around your own abilities and not beyond them.

Will yoga and mindfulness help me deal better with stress and anxiety?

Yoga is not a quick fix,  it takes time to cultivate the movement practice, the meditation and the breathwork. You will notice the benefits to your mental and physical being after following a continuous regular practice.

One of the benefits of private lessons is having the time to discuss your needs and concerns in order to progress through a yoga programme that fits your requirements. Your needs will change as time goes on and the yoga is adapted accordingly.

Over time you will start to become more grounded and balanced on and off the mat.  You will notice that you are less prone to stress and anxiety,  and better able to manage those moments where these feelings are triggered.

What if I need to cancel my booking?

Please give as much notice as possible.  Let me know by 16:00 if you need to cancel a class the following morning. For all other classes please provide at least 4 hours notice. If there are late cancellations or no shows there is no refund, if you have a class card a stamp is forfeited.

How long is a class card valid?

A class card is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase, unless agreed otherwise. The recommendation is to attend once a week.  Depending on your schedule this may not always be possible or it may suit you to attend once every two weeks. Ultimately it is up to you!

Does Satty mean anything?

In Pali, the ancient Indian language of the Buddha’s time, the term sati is usually translated to mean mindfulness.  Satty sounds like Sati. A lifelong practice 😉