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  • What is Yoga?
    Key components of Yoga that we will practice in class include: - The physical side of Yoga: a blend of Postures (Asanas) stretches, twists, balances and backbends. - Breath Control (Pranayama) , allowing you to bring your mind to the present. - Meditation, which we will enjoy in the final resting pose of Savasna (bring blankets and fluffy socks to fully immerse yourself). Read more about 'What is Yoga' and the background, on my blog post
  • Which style of Yoga do you offer?
    I am certified by Yoga Alliance to instruct in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha, and Yin Yoga styles. My classes offer a blend of Hatha and Vinyasa, emphasising the joy of stretching and harmonising movement with breath. Experience a relaxed Yoga Flow that invites a mindful connection to each pose and you will leave feeling refreshed and revitalised.
  • What should I bring/wear to Yoga Class?
    Wear comfortable clothing that allows for ease of movement, such as leggings and a breathable top. I do encourage you to bring your own mat although I can provide mats when needed. Please bring water to keep you hydrated and any props such as blocks and straps that may enhance your practice. For our final resting pose of Savasna, feel free to bring a blanket or anything else that will help you feel cosy and setting into relaxation.
  • I have never practiced Yoga before, is it for me?
    Absolutely! Yoga is for EVERY BODY. Yoga is a versatile practice that can be adapted to suit individuals of all ages, fitness levels, and backgrounds. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced practitioner, there are various styles and levels of yoga that cater to different needs and preferences. You may want to start with my Gentle, Beginners Yoga Classes to ease you into it. Always listen to your body, take things at your own pace, and don't hesitate to ask questions during class. Remember that Yoga is a personal journey, and there's no need to compare yourself to others. Enjoy the process and the benefits that come with regular practice.
  • How do I know if i'm practicing Yoga 'right'?
    As long as you are breathing, you are practicing Yoga! At first you might wonder if you’re doing the poses properly, please keep in mind that our bodies and bone structures are all very different so there isn’t just one ‘right’ way to do a pose and we will all look different. Yoga is about finding out what works for our own bodies and enjoying ourselves whilst we do.
  • Do you offer discount?
    Yes, your first class has 20% off, please use code YOGAYES on checkout. I also offer various memberships from just £40, more information can be viewed here
  • What is your schedule?
    My independent classes are listed below, that are bookable online Eastney Community Centre Mondays, 10am Thursdays, 5.45pm Thursdays, 7pm Bracklesham Barn Wednesdays, 6.45pm Thursdays, 9.30am I also teach at the following venues, please book directly through the gyms - Skylark Golf Club and Spa, Whitely - Moods Fitness, Havant - Village Gym, Portsmouth If you are interested in a private booking, please contact me and together we can arrange a time and date.
  • Can I eat before Yoga?
    It is recommended to have an empty stomach for your Yoga Practice. Leaving approximately 2 hours between your main meal and Yoga is ideal as the body finds it difficult to digest food during a physical activity. If you feel peckish before class, perhaps have a banana or some nuts.
  • What are the benefits of Yoga?
    Yoga offers a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional benefits. Regular practice can contribute to overall well-being and enhance various aspects of your life. Here are some of the key benefits of yoga: Physical Benefits: Flexibility: Regular yoga practice improves flexibility by stretching and lengthening muscles, enhancing the range of motion in joints. Strength: Many yoga poses require the engagement of various muscle groups, leading to improved strength, especially in the core, legs, and upper body. Balance and Coordination: Yoga poses often involve balancing on one leg or holding positions that challenge coordination, improving overall balance and stability. Posture Improvement: Yoga encourages awareness of body alignment and posture, helping to correct imbalances and promote a more upright and aligned stance. Joint Health: Gentle movements and stretches in yoga help lubricate the joints and may contribute to better joint health. Pain Relief: Yoga can be effective in relieving certain types of pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, and headaches. Mental and Emotional Benefits: Stress Reduction: The practice of mindful breathing and meditation in yoga can help lower stress levels by activating the body's relaxation response. Anxiety and Depression Management: Yoga has been shown to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, promoting a sense of calm and well-being. Improved Sleep: Regular yoga practice has been associated with better sleep quality and the ability to fall asleep more easily. Enhanced Concentration and Focus: Mindful movement and breath awareness in yoga can improve concentration and cognitive function. Mood Regulation: The release of endorphins during physical activity, combined with the meditative aspects of yoga, can contribute to a more positive mood. Spiritual and Mindfulness Benefits: Mind-Body Connection: Yoga emphasises the connection between the mind and body, fostering self-awareness and mindfulness. Inner Peace: The practice of meditation and mindfulness in yoga can lead to a greater sense of inner peace and calm. Increased Self-Awareness: Through self-reflection and self-observation, yoga encourages a deeper understanding of oneself. Spiritual Growth: For some practitioners, yoga is a spiritual journey that involves exploring and connecting with a higher consciousness or a sense of spirituality. Overall Well-Being: Improved Immune Function: Some studies suggest that regular yoga practice may positively influence the immune system, potentially enhancing overall health. Community and Social Connection: Joining a yoga class or community provides an opportunity for social interaction and a sense of belonging.
  • Can I do yoga when I am menstruating?
    Yes, you can. Postures such as headstands, handstands, shoulder stands etc are not recommended although it is not very often I bring these postures into my classes.
  • Can I do yoga while I am pregnant?
    If you are pregnant, please consult with your doctor or healthcare professional before embarking on a yoga practice. If you already have an established yoga practice and are familiar with modifying or avoiding certain movements, you are welcome to join the class. However, it's important to note that I am not pre-natal qualified, and participating in the class would be at your own discretion and risk.
  • How can I take my Yoga Practice home?
    Yoga is always available, it is a practice that you can do anytime and anywhere. You can also follow my YouTube Videos at home to deepen your practice
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