Yoga - Frequently Asked Questions
Yoga practice can be suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.
To determine a suitable class please see different themes of the class and/ or contact the teacher who will be happy to advise.
Small group and individual tuition can also be arranged.
Therapeutic yoga classes include joint opening sequences, breathing exercises, relaxation and gentle asana (posture) work. These are great for stress relief, arthritic joints, pain management and lower fitness levels. They focus on the use of breath and gentle movement to increase space and provide physical and psychological benefits.
Dynamic classes extend the focus on the breath into working with more dynamic movements. These will include more standing asana and increased focus on working toward integrating postures into a flowing vinyasa (sequence). Each half term course will work with a particular vinyasa and focus on initially understanding the individual asana then integrating them into a flowing sequence.
All classes involve focus on the breath and it's benefits in creating space and direction in the body. Students are encouraged to work within their individual capacity and not to be competitive on the mat. The classes are primarily for the students benefit and therefore suggestions, concerns and ideas are welcomed in discussion with the teacher.
These run on a 5 week block basis with a new course starting straight after the last. The start of which will be available on the website or by phone/ email. You can join at any point and just pay pro rata for the remainder of the block. The block entitles you to any 5 classes flexible between days and venues within the 5 weeks but they don't 'roll over' if not used. If you require more flexibility please purchase a 'yogacard' which are valid for up to 18 months and can be used as and when you attend classes.
Classes can also be attended on a drop in basis at a small price increase.
The teachers are all fully qualified & insured with the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY), REPS and hold an up to date first aid cartificate. They all have a regular personal practice and attend further training throughout the year to maintain an informed and interesting class.
Please wear clothing suitable for exercise that allows easy movement. All classes are practised barefoot. It is often therefore preferred to provide your own mat. I recommend bringing warm clothing,maybe a blanket and socks for relaxation as it is hard to relax if you have chilly feet!
It should be advised that the teaching method used involve physical adjustment during the class. This would occur to assist correct alignment and help reduce injury. However if students are not comfortable with this they should notify the teacher at the beginning of the class.
Go to specific web page and see medical history form. Any queries please contact the teacher who will be happy to advise.
Any worries can be discussed confidentially with the teacher.
Please fill in the medical history form prior to the first class.
Booking- this can be done by phone/email/in class.
Classes are taught in 6 weekly rolling terms. It is possible to attend part way through a term and the cost will be adjusted accordingly. Yoga cards are available for regular students who know that complete course attendance may not be possible.
Please pay by cash, cheque or postal order at the beginning of term. It is your responsibility to bring your course card to class.
£33 for 5 classes within a 5 week course. courses can be joined at any point & paid pro rata. These are flexible across classes on different days/ venues, ie if you miss Monday evening you can attend Thursday. However they do not roll over to the next 5 week course dates so need to be used within the 5 week period.
Yoga card available for flexibility of attendance (£68 for 10 classes, £35 for 5 classes- to be used within 18 months)
£7/8/9 per class (drop in basis)
Discounts and concessions available.
If there is financial difficulty or situations such as planned holidays which may affect plans to attend classes please discuss with the teacher.
Sickness or injury refunds should be discussed with individual teachers.