Preparing for the session
Food and eating
Please ensure that you arrive on an empty stomach (avoid eating 2 hours before session). A central benefit of Yoga is that it conditions the core – your back, chest and abdominal muscles. All the twisting, and bending, while it will create stronger muscles and greater flexibility, will squeeze and wring out your internal organs. When the stomach and intestinal tract are full this can be an uncomfortable experience.
Clothing and focus
Wear loose fitting clothing which will allow freedom of movement.
You will notice, sessions are focused towards developing a relationship with the self. It teaches you to be patient with yourself, allows you to experience and reach deep inside you.
What to bring
Bringing a Yoga mat is advisable as the floor can be hard. We have spare mats for new attendees.
Getting a water bottle with you is a good idea. Remember to stay hydrated before, during and after your session.
You are welcome to bring a blanket for the Savasana, to help in relaxation and give warmth.
Keep an open mind! If this is your first experience of Yoga it may well be contrary to your expectations. Yoga is akin to a philosophy; to assess its merits one must first encounter it in its totality. Allow yourself to be taken on a journey of inner exploration, it’s completely safe but if you don’t feel like taking part in certain aspects of the class that is fine too.
What if I have a medical condition, injury or I am pregnant? Sessions are not currently geared toward pregnancy Yoga. Make sure you let your instructor know of any medical conditions.
You can talk to the session instructor before the session if you have any questions, contact us. We are always happy to hear from you and will do our best to answer any questions you may have.
Beginner or advanced level
Our sessions are flexible and work for all levels. Session instructors will give options for modified poses for beginners or those who feel they do not have the strength, flexibility or balance to perform certain movements. Yoga is not about ambition or outward achievement. Flexibility and strength will come over time and diligent practice, the central point is connecting with your breath and the experience that this generates.
How much does a session cost?
A contribution of £3 per class or £12 per month is requested to cover the hall hire costs