Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to common questions
BEFORE YOUR FIRST YOGA CLASS
“Are beginners welcome?”
Most certainly, yes – anyone can practice yoga, regardless of their age, flexibility and physical fitness level. You are encouraged to practice at your own pace and to listen to your body. Yoga is non-competitive and the practice can be adapted to suit limitations with regard to your physical condition or prior injury. Do what you can. Rest when you need to. Our method is to ease you into the practice, allowing your body time to adapt.
“What should I wear – and bring with me?”
Wear comfortable, loose and breathable clothing that does not restrict your movement. There are separate changing rooms for men and women. We ask everyone to keep the shoulders and legs covered. You can practice with bare feet or socks. You will need to bring your own yoga mat or beach size towel. You can hire a yoga mat for a £1 donation. The centre provides cushions and blankets.
“How soon after eating can I practise yoga?”
Practising yoga shortly after mealtime will hinder your practice. We recommend that you do not eat a full meal for at least three hours before a class. A light snack can be taken one hour before the class.
“What if I am a little hungry after the class?”
A vegetarian lunch is served after the 10.30am classes. In the evenings, wholesome soup and homemade cookies are available for a minimal cost. You can help yourself to herbal tea in the reception area.
“About how early should I arrive for class?”
Kindly arrive 10 minutes before the start of the class so you have time to sign in, get changed and calmly prepare yourself for the yoga practice.