What should I wear / bring to class?
Wear shorts or leggings that do not restrict your movement - avoid baggy bottoms that hang over your ankles. The class is done in bare feet. You are welcome to bring your own yoga kit, but all equipment is provided for those who don't bring their own. Water should not ordinarily be consumed during a class as this can interfere with the asana (posture) work. Please remember to bring any essential medications to class, such as asthma inhalers and epi-pens.
Beginner's or Level 2?
Beginner's classes are suitable for new starters or those with some experience who prefer to work on the introductory postures. Level 2 is for practitioners with a minimum of 1 year's experience of Iyengar Yoga. You should be able to practice a stable sarvangasana (shoulder stand) for 5 minutes and be familiar with how to set it up. Practitoners from other schools of yoga should start with some beginners classes to learn this. If in doubt please contact me to talk it through.
What is Iyengar Yoga?
Iyengar Yoga is a safe and precise form of yoga named after BKS Iyengar. The Iyengar Yoga certification mark is the benchmark for excellence in yoga teaching. Teachers are upheld to the highest standards of training and asessment. If you are looking for a soft and fluffy yoga class, Iyengar is not the yoga for you! If you are looking to learn the poses with clear and precise instruction in classes that are sometimes strenuous and at other times blissfully relaxing, then come along and give us a try.
How much do classes cost? Do I need to book?
Classes are run on a drop-in basis - you do not need to book classes or commit to a minimum number of sessions. Your first class costs £5 and then it's £10 per week to drop-in or £55 for 6 weeks as suits. You can pay by cheque or cash on the night or via bank transfer to Tamara Hockey sort code 404775 account number 60363014.
I'm not very fit / flexible, can I come to class?
Yes! we'll work towards improving this! At the moment my youngest student is 16 and my oldest is 81. Can you let me know about health conditions / injuries and illnesses in advance of your first class via email or give me a call on 07980 699531