We've all been here before so we understand how it feels to arrive for the first class. Let's give you some tips and dispel some common yoga myths:
* 'Yoga will meet you where ever you are.' What does this mean? It means that every body is suited to yoga no matter your body 'type' or shape.
'But I can't touch my toes.' We have heard this many times. There is not a single instruction or alignment cue in any of the hundreds of different yoga postures that requires you to do this. In other words, you should never hear a qualified yoga instructor to ask you to touch your toes.
* I'm tired/hot/cold/exhausted/emotional/feeling bloated/having my period/hungry.. just come. When I did my first teacher training course my teacher, Jim Harrington of Reunion Yoga advised us to 'Come to yoga under all circumstances.'
It will meet you where ever you are. (Heard that one before?)
* Before yoga class:
Arrive with an empty stomach - a light meal 1.5 hours before class and a big meal at least 3 hours before.
If you cannot shower, wash your hands and feet.
Skip the body lotion and perfume.
Wear comfortable clothing that you can move around in, a fairly fitted top or one that you can tuck in, remove shoes and socks.
No water is taken in during a yoga class.
Keep off other mats.
Noble silence inside the studio.
*After yoga class:
Float out quietly..
CLASS TIMES FOR:
Monday evening at 6.15pm
Wednesday evening at 5pm
Beginning Yoga Again (after a break) or if you are a sportsperson, dancer, martial arts practitioner or fairly fit:
Any of the morning 9am classes
Wednesday &Thursday evening at 5pm or Thurs 6.15pm
We look forward to being of assistance along your yoga journey. See you soon on the mat!