Yoga builds strength and stamina, improves flexibility, balance and concentration. It also helps improves posture, reduces tiredness, soothes the nerves and quietens the mind. The medical profession recognise it's benefits and studies have shown that it helps with common problems such as arthritis, IBS, osteoporosis. It is also recognised for improving mental health and promoting well being.
You will be expected to pay for the whole course regardless of whether you miss some classes. However, if you miss your regular class you are welcome to transfer to another class during the current half term (except workshops and our intermediate level class). Please check there are places before transferring.
If you are new to the class and you would like to "drop in" for two weeks, whilst you decide if you would like to continue, then you can pay the drop in fee (£10 per class) to attend our Level 1 classes. Once you have decided to continue then you can pay the remainder of the term at the block booking rate (£8 per class). There is no drop in to our foundation, level 2 and intermediate classes, these are block booking only classes.
No. If you would like to try Iyengar yoga you will need to do more than one class to get an understanding. Why not have a proper taste of Iyengar yoga and enrol for the half term?
Yes, we sell good quality yoga equipment at reasonable prices. Please ask our advice about where to buy equipment as there is a lot of shoddy stuff out there!
Our mats are £15, yoga blocks £3.50, light weight yoga blocks £5, cork bricks £16 for a pair, blankets £15, belts £8, bolsters £35 and t-shirts for £12.
We bring equipment for sale to most classes, so please do ask if you would like to see it before you order some. It is fine to buy kit over a period of time if you cannot afford to get it all at once.
We practice yoga in bare feet. Wear something comfortable that does not restrict movement, shorts or leggings and a t-shirt are ideal. Something warm for relaxation is also a good idea.
We bring yoga mats, blocks, bricks and belts which can be borrowed for the first few weeks. Regular students should have their own kit (a yoga mat, 5 blocks, 2 bricks, a belt and a blanket). Lydia and Edgar sell good quality yoga equipment at reasonable prices.
Yoga should be practiced on an empty stomach, so please allow four hours after a main meal or two hours after a light snack.
No. We have men in all our classes and the yoga poses are suitable for both sexes.
People of all shapes and sizes attend our classes. Yoga postures improve flexibility and tone muscles. No matter what physical state you start with, yoga improves your general health and attitude to your body.
Yoga is for everyone irrespective of age, health, gender, religion or status. It is non competitive and students are encouraged to do what they can. It is a form of self study. We teach the use yoga equipment to help people attain poses to the best of their ability. If you do find a class too challenging please discuss it with us, as there may be another class more appropriate to your level
Children and teenagers tend to like a faster moving pace and are better off in classes with their peers. Please leave your kids at home and enjoy some time for yourself! Teenagers can come along with you but you will need to sign a consent form if they come alone.