Discover the most frequently mentioned concerns and questions I get asked about classes
I’m not flexible
That’s ok, most people aren’t. Unless you were a gymnast or dancer as a child, or you were born flexible, most people start yoga feeling stiff and is often why they begin in the first place. Yoga helps you get more flexible. The intention is to create more ease, mobility and comfort in your body.
I have no strength
If you’re feeling weak that’s ok – a physical yoga practice will help you develop functional strength through your whole body and develop a stable, stronger core.
I’m worried about looking stupid
We have continuous inner dialogue throughout the day. Try not to let self-consciousness rule your decision to do something good for yourself. Listen to the thoughts “yoga is good for me” and “yoga will help me”.
Will I be able to do it?
Everyone starts at the beginning. You will be breathing and moving your body that’s all. Try not to let self-doubt rule your decision to attend class. Trust you have enough breath and ability to move well enough to complete the class.
I’ve never done yoga before
Many people start my classes without any experience and now come every week. We all start at the beginning. Let yourself be a beginner.
I feel shy
Its ok, you don’t need to talk to anyone. I will welcome you to the class. After that be on your mat and never utter a word to anyone if you don’t want to. Yoga is about being with ourselves rather than a social event.
I’m returning to yoga after a long time out
Welcome back! Let me know if you have any worries or book in and I’ll see you in class.
I’ve had a baby
If you’ve been given the all-clear by your doctor to exercise that’s great. If you had complications involving injury or illness please let me know before class.
I’ve got an injury
It may not be the time to practice yoga unless your physical therapist has recommended yoga. If you are rehabilitating, get advice first and let me know in advance about your injury.
What do I wear
You’ll be moving your body quite a bit so wear loose clothing such as leggings, shorts or lightweight trackies.
I don’t have a yoga mat
I have spare mats and you may want to buy a mat if you attend regularly.
Do I need to come every week?
If you want yoga to help you create a change it’s advisable to practice yoga with a teacher at least once a week. You’re welcome to practice less often and its useful to know consistent practice is the path to change.
Will your class be hard enough for me?
I give options to challenge people ready for more, within the setting of a mixed-level class. Group classes attract intermediate through to newbies. If you want fast vinyasa, lots of arm balances and advanced backbends it’s not the right class for you. I offer workshops for experienced practitioners.
What style of yoga do you teach?
Weekly classes are physical, alignment-based with each posture linked to the next through breath and sequencing that builds and balances the bodily systems. My intention is to leave you feeling more spacious and still from within. Empowerment, mindfulness and compassion underpin my approach.
Can I try the class?