Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I Buy For Someone Else?

Yes!

To do this please buy a voucher as students need to set up their own account.

We will send a you a voucher code to give to the other person.  The other person will use the code at the checkout instead of paying by bankcard.

 

How Are Courses Delivered?

Courses are all delivered by online video these are not downloadable. When purchasing for the first time an account will be created for the buyer automatically.  Some courses are lifetime purchases others are time sensitive.

Any important things to consider before I start?

During any exercise you need to take precautions for your own health.  Listening to your own body is a vital part of any exercise or yoga practice. Although you will find that it is beneficial to continuously challenge yourself and extend your range of movements and knowledge; working beyond your own ability could cause discomfort or injury.   You need to build a solid, steady foundation on which to build your fitness.  For this reason there are some health conditions you need to pay more attention to while doing your routines and classes.  Please feel free to ask me if you have any concerns, I will be happy to advise if I can.

Do I need any equipment?

Ideally you will need a yoga mat, a strap and a block.  But to start with you can practise without.  Just be careful of the type of floor you practise on as it is best to do yoga with bare feet.  A tea towel can replace a strap and something solid like a tin of beans instead of a block.  Once you know that you are going to continue with yoga, then make the necessary investments.

Which course shall I do if I want to learn yoga and have never done it before?

Start with Absolute Beginners.  This is a course designed for people with no prior experience of yoga.  The pace is set for you to be able to keep up and begin to learn different poses.  You may want to repeat these classes more than once whilst you and your body are becoming familiar with this new way of moving.

What is the difference between the Beginners and the Mobility and Daily Stretch Course?

This will depend on what you want as a longer term goal.

The Beginners course is to introduce you to yoga and give you the knowledge to go on to doing a yoga class in a studio, in a hall or by Zoom.

The Mobility class and the Daily Stretch courses are designed to get you moving in a structured way.  They are a great addition to any other exercise you do as well as for the complete beginner. You may want to do these classes as a daily practice or a couple of times a week at home.

There are points where these three courses overlap but all the classes will give you a good foundation of knowledge and movement to build on.  You will mobilise, strengthen and activate your body whatever class you choose.  The daily stretch is simple and does use yoga poses but is delivered with a more casual approach. 

 

Whatever I teach, I will always focus on core strength.  Basic poses and exercises need learning and practising but will be delivered slightly differently to keep you interested and to extend your mind and body. Even if you are a regular yogi or exerciser this will inform you and allow you to be able to improve your strength, mobility and confidence with movement.

Can I do yoga if I am pregnant?

Yes you can!  Yoga is very beneficial during pregnancy.  But none of my yoga is suitable for pregnancy.  There are special pregnancy yoga classes planned and designed for your needs. 

Can I do yoga if I have an injury?

You must always listen to your body but old and recent injuries can benefit from regular yoga practice.  You will need to build up your movements gradually and do not be tempted to try to progress too quickly.  Use all modifications that you need.  Repeat:  listen to your body!

 

If you have scar tissue or are post-op, you must treat your recovering body with care.  But getting back some gentle movement will normally help your recovery.

What will prevent me from doing yoga?

For most people yoga is very helpful however, some of the courses that are on this website are not suitable if you have had any brain injuries.  This is because, the Absolute Beginners and the Mobility courses use a lot of exercises that will stimulate the brain in a way that may not be suitable for you – you may suffer from side effects like dizziness, tiredness or the brain just not able to cope with the extra work it has to do.  You will need to consult with your Doctor. 

However, the Daily Stretch, Core and Beginners courses parts 7- 12 do not contain so much of this type of stimulation and are more like a regular yoga class.

Can I do yoga if I have an injury?

You must always listen to your body but old and recent injuries can benefit from regular yoga practice.  You will need to build up your movements gradually and do not be tempted to try to progress too quickly.  Use all modifications that you need.  Repeat:  listen to your body!

 If you have scar tissue or are post-op, you must treat your recovering body with care.  But getting back some gentle movement will normally help your recovery.

Can I do yoga if I am not flexible?

It is a common misconception that you need to be flexible to practise yoga.  The whole idea is to increase and improve your flexibility.  People are not all designed to tie themselves into knots but we can improve our flexibility massively by doing yoga.  It is not all about the end result but more about the regular practice and commitment to improving your fitness and wellbeing.

I suffer with a bad back, will yoga help?

Most definitely!  Many people start yoga because they have a bad back and see an improvement if they keep up a regular practice.  Once again though, you will need to listen to your body, but, before long, it will thank you!

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