Frequently Asked Questions
Virtually anyone can try yoga, or benefit from sound healing, massage, or coaching. However, it’s important to be prepared and to have a clear understanding of what’s involved, before attending a class or booking a session.
This is why I’ve tried to anticipate any questions you might have about the services I provide, although if your question isn’t addressed here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, and I will do my best to answer any queries you might have.
What level are your classes?
All levels of experience are welcome, and I encourage you to listen to your own body and go at your own pace. I offer easier variations to more challenging poses.
Do I need my own yoga mat?
Yes. As there are no mats or equipment at the temple, please be sure to bring your own mat with you.
What style of yoga is it?
A close friend of mine has described my style as masala yoga, meaning that it’s a mix of various traditions. I am hatha and kundalini trained, and study Iyengar (alignment focus) and flowing forms (grace, movement and strength).
I also include aspects of other forms that I have studied.
I have backache, should I come to class?
If your backache is acute and recent, please seek professional advice before coming to class. If you have a longer history of managing your situation then please adopt the appropriate variations and adjustments during class (backbends: reduced, forward bends: bent knees and twists: slowly and gently).
Can I come to class if I am pregnant?
If you’re really confident about what variations and adjustments to take, then you’re welcome to attend.
However, my recommendation would be that you join one of the many ante natal classes available, so that the practice is focused specifically on pregnancy.
How long after giving birth should I wait before attending class?
A general rule is six weeks, though of course this varies according to your own personal wellbeing and yoga practice prior to pregnancy. I have noticed that women who take longer to get back to ‘normal’ and rest more have a greater recovery in the long run, so – no rush!