The classes may not be suitable for people with certain medical conditions. If you think that this might apply to you, it is essential that you check with your GP and contact me for advice beforehand. Before starting a yoga class please inform me about any concerns that you may have.
If your medical condition changes you must inform me in advance of the class.
If you are pregnant, please let me know, so that I can adapt the class to suit you.
All information given will be treated in complete confidence.
Q: I have never done any Yoga before, is it okay to attend your classes?
A: Yes. Yoga in Glossop classes are all mixed ability, although you do need to be able to get up and down from the floor without assistance. Yoga is adaptable, and can be modified to suit all levels and stages of life.
Q: Do I have to book for the classes or workshops?
A: Yes please, just contact me direct so I will know when to expect you. If possible, do try to arrive 10 minutes early so you can make yourself comfortable and settled.
If you are new to the class please complete the registration form here…
Q: What do I wear?
A: Wear layers of light clothes that you feel comfortable moving in. If possible, avoid any clothing that is constrictive as it may limit the natural flow of the breath. You may want to bring a top layer such as a jumper or a blanket and a pair of warm socks for the relaxation at the end of the class. Yoga is always practiced in bare feet to prevent slipping.
Q: Do I need to bring a mat?
A: No, you can borrow a mat. If you then decide that you want to continue with yoga; for hygienic reasons it is advisable that you buy one of your own. There are plenty of props to borrow too.
Practical advice that is beneficial to support your yoga experience
If you have any health issues please notify me before the class. Not all the practices are suitable or appropriate for everyone all of the time.
Do not practice on a full stomach. Eat at least three hours beforehand. If you need to, eat a light healthy snack – e.g. a banana is suitable.
Please feel free to ask questions about anything that is not clear. This will ensure that you are practising safely.
Please switch off any electronic devices or switch to Airplane mode.
Practice with sensitivity and at a steady pace. Yoga is non-competitive. It is a spiritual practice that makes the body stronger, more flexible, and generally much healthier. To calm the mind, open the heart, and stimulate our spiritual evolution.
Do not compete and compare yourself with others. Yoga is an enriching experience.
Be kind and loving to yourself by accepting where you are. Do what you can, with what you have, with where you are.
Take your time moving in and out of postures. Stop and rest if you feel the urge. Do not continue any movement that causes you pain or discomfort.
Practice with an open mind, be happy with what you do in the present moment and let your yoga practice develop with consistent effort and sensitivity.
Stay for the entire class. If you need to leave early, inform the teacher beforehand, and leave before the final relaxation.
Don’t give up. Why not enrol on a course, or practise regularly to see real results.
Most of all, enjoy and have fun!