GUIDANCE FOR PRACTISING WITH ME
C L O T H E S & E Q U I P M E N T
Wear comfortable clothing you will be able to move in. Leggings, jogging bottoms or shorts and a vest or t-shirt is fine. Please arrive wearing the clothes you will practice in.
Please bring your own mat if possible.
Bring any yoga props you may wish to use, such as blocks, straps, bolsters, cushions and blankets. If you don't have these don't worry, they are optional.
W H A T T O E X P E C T F R O M C L A S S
Classes vary in content according to the kind of class, which you can read about here. All classes are suitable for all levels of practitioner, are taught to atmospheric music and follow the same basic structure:
ARRIVAL: We will begin in a seated or supine (lying down) posture and will start to "arrive" in the body and the mind. We usually practice a brief breathing or meditation technique such as a body scan or full yogic breath.
WARM UP: We warm up the whole body, preparing it for stretching, starting with simple postures to awaken the spine and start to build an awareness of the muscles.
MAIN SEQUENCE: The main part of the class is comprised of a creatively sequenced "flow" where we move with the breath and link yoga poses (asanas) together with the inhales and the exhales. This is the strongest part of the class, including standing and balancing postures, but with plenty of space for rest and options given to suit every body and level of practitioner.
RELAXATION & ENDING: The class finishes with a series of postures designed to lower the heart rate and induce relaxation. We end lying on our backs in our final resting posture, savasana (corpse pose). During savasana I will sometimes read you a reading or poem.
Expect a balance of challenge and ease. Each week, we repeat certain poses so that you can measure your progress and notice as certain asanas become more easeful as well as learning new asanas and new ways of sequencing asanas.
C O V I D - 1 9 S A F E T Y I N F O R M A T I O N
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE...
If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, do not come to class. If you have developed symptoms after coming to class, please let me know as soon as possible as I will need to inform the other participants.
If you are clinically vulnerable to COVID-19, consider the risk carefully before attending class.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE...
Please arrive wearing your yoga kit and bring your own mat if possible. You will not be able to change at the venue.
When you arrive, sanitise your hands using the sanitiser provided, exercise social distancing from others and avoid touching any surfaces. The door to the venue and to the main studio will be open on arrival so that you don't have to touch any door handles.
You might want to wear a face-covering in the entryway, but this is not essential.
When entering the studio, please place your mat behind one of the markers on the floor and fill the room from the front.
The studio is properly sanitised and ventilated between classes.