Frequently Worried About
I’d like to do yoga, but I’m not flexible
Well good. Yoga is for everyone. One of the benefits of yoga is an increase in your flexibility. Start from where you are and as you are, an individual with different needs from everyone else in the class.
Does my bum look big in this?
I don’t care. Just wear something comfortable, but not too loose. I do need to check your posture and alignment. No-one else cares or minds, neither do you from now.
Does my bum look small in this?
Answer as above.
But I’ve never done it before.
That’s fine. I was there once too. We all start at that point.
I don’t have a mat.
Whilst it is more hygienic to have your own, there are mats available at the locations I teach. If you would like your own please ask as I often have mats to sell at cost price.
If I can’t come one week, will I lose my money.
Whilst you will find the best benefits through keeping a regular practice, I understand that sometimes life just gets in the way and you may have to miss a session. You can either pay per term or as you come on a weekly basis. Paying per term works out cheaper and can provide that little extra motivation to make time for class.
Do I have to chant, pray or meditate?
Only if you want to.
I don’t think yoga fits in with my religion/I’m not religious.
Yoga isn’t a religion. We practice asana in class, that’s just the physical work of yoga. For those that practice the philosophical they often find it helps them get closer to their own personal religion. Everyone is welcome.
I don’t want to be touched.
Then I won’t touch you. Hands on modifications are used to help you into a pose and keep you out of any harm. Personally I prefer to help you get there yourself just using verbal and visual clues before using any hands-on help. If you really find that uncomfortable, just tell me.
Should I get my doctor’s advice?
Definitely. Yoga is a form of exercise and as with any other exercise if you have any medical history that raises concerns over cardio exercise please consult your physician. Please see the attachments below.
Is there anything else?
Yes. Let’s have some fun doing this.