What should I wear to class?

Leggings or shorts, a long or short-sleeved T-shirt – nothing too baggy as it is important for the teacher to be able to see that the body is in the correct alignment. No footwear is worn.

How should I prepare for a class?

It is advisable to wait for three hours after eating a main meal before practising yoga, although a light snack can be consumed half an hour prior to class. No water should be brought into the studio.

If you have any injuries or medical conditions it is important to mention these to your teacher prior to the class. Ladies who are menstruating should not do certain asanas, but alternatives can be given. Each new student will be asked to complete a confidential health questionnaire.

What can I expect during a class?

A class generally begins with one or two warm-up poses to prepare the body for the asana (posture) practice. The teacher will demonstrate a pose first and then talk the class through the method of coming into the pose. Sometimes props will be used to make it possible to achieve the correct alignment in the pose. Every class is different, and there is a wide range of asanas. The names of the asanas are given in Sanskrit, the classical Indian language which is used in yoga.

We always end the class with Savasana (translated as Corpse Pose) where the mind and body are able to release and relax after the exertions of the class.

If you have any questions, or require any further information, please get in touch via the contact form or by using any of the details below.

E-mail: jo@yoga-well.co.uk
Telephone: 07557 338873

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