FAQs and Class Etiquette
Do arrive early.
Getting to class about 10 minutes early can help you settle in, find a space and get centered.
What to wear?
Non restrictive clothing eg leggings/tracksuit bottoms and maybe consider layering your clothes as we often get hot but cool down quickly in relaxation.
Bring a mat/blanket/belt.
Feel free to borrow a mat for a few weeks but ideally getting a mat as quickly as possible is much more hygienic (email me for recommended mats). Also a blanket, blocks and belt are excellent tools and can help us deepen our practice.
Try not to eat for two hours before class.
If you practise yoga on a full stomach you might experience cramps, nausea etc especially in twists, deep forward bends, and inversions. Digesting food also takes energy that can make you lethargic.
Do let me know about injuries or conditions that might affect your practice.
If you are injured or tired, skip poses you can’t or shouldn’t do, or try a modified version.
If you bring a phone to class.
Please turn your phone onto silent or off before class. If you have any problems and need to leave it on vibrate let me know and you can sit near the door. I totally understand….
Do try to be quiet.
It’s great to share a class with people you know, but it can be distracting to yourself and others to have an extended or loud conversation. Always listen to your body and honor your limits. Instead of trying to go as deeply or completely into a pose as others might be able to do, do what you can without straining or injuring yourself. You’ll go further faster if you take a loving attitude toward yourself and work from where you are, not from where you think you should be.
Try not to be late
If you know you are going to 5 mins late let me know and I can place a mat by the door so you can come in quietly without distracting the class, again I totally understand sometimes we are running a little late.