Are very welcome to attend any of my classes.
My greatest pleasure is to introduce a beginner / someone whose yoga practice has previously been incomplete to a complete and well balanced practice that includes, breath practices, yoga poses, relaxation and visualisation techniques, meditation and other yogic practices. This brings me and them happiness and makes my commitment to teach stronger.
There is a set of handouts for beginners. Each handout explains in more detail just one of the asanas (yoga poses) we practice in class, a little bit of yoga philosophy and a vegetarian recipe. You can refer to them at home should you wish to develop a home practice. If you would like a copy of these handouts please ask me.
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What to bring
• Yoga mats, blocks and blankets are provided but you can bring your own if you prefer.
• Before attending your first class you must sign a form confirming that you have no illness or injuries that prevents you from practising yoga.
You can download it here and bring it with you to class or if you do not have a printer please ask me for a copy.
What to remember
Classes are very informal and their main aim is to relax your body and mind but there are a few things to remember:
• Wear lose and comfortable clothing. Yoga asanas (poses) are practised in barefoot. For Yoga Nidra. bring warm socks.
• Drink plenty of water during the day before class and after class. (All venues have water available for drinking)
• Try not to eat for at least 2 -3 hours before class. (If you must you can have a very light snack one hour before class or a warm drink half an hour before class)
• Switch off your mobile phone before entering class.
• Don’t force yourself into any pose. Everyone’s body is different, we are all unique. As a child I injured my left arm very badly and because there was no hospital where I lived it was not put into a cast so did not mend properly. This means that I cannot do some of the very advanced yoga poses. This does not stop me practising and teaching yoga. Yoga is not just physical exercise, it is a way of life. Listen to your body. Yoga is not a competition. If you are in pain something is wrong.
• Keep an open mind and enjoy the class.