Frequently Asked Questions

Starting any new class can be intimidating especially if you are brand new to the discipline. My classes are friendly and we welcome new people all the time. All locations are easy to find but if you have any questions about the specific locations, get in touch using the contact page.  Come with an open mind and a mat and see if Strength, Power, Yoga is the yoga class for you. Check out our blog about starting a new fitness class if you’re feeling nervous.

Something comfortable that you can move in – leggings, jogging bottoms, t-shirt or vest top, an additional top layer in the cooler months. Loose fitting shorts are not recommended.

You will need a mat. A blanket is a great prop to bring to class and can double up for savasana (relaxation) at the end as the body cools down.  All other props will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own.

Yes, although you can start the breathing section of the class and savasana at the end in socks. Some students choose to wear socks with grip on the bottom but these are only advised for a specific reason.

Unless you have a specific health issue which stops you practising yoga or are pregnant, the classes can be tailored to everyone. There is a focus on feeling strong in the movements so a certain level of fitness is required.

Classes do demand an element of strength but all asanas (poses) and drills can be modified for your ability or for any injuries. Guidance to simplify or deepen the movement will be given in class.

Although yoga does improve flexibility over time, it is not the sole aim of the class. All movements can be adapted and the use of props help to achieve this. You do not need to be able to touch your toes to attend class.

Try to have a light meal or snack an hour or two before class so that you have enough energy but not that full feeling.

There is a pay as you go option or the option to block book which will give you a series of classes at a discounted rate. Click here to see our pricing.

Unfortunately not, the block booking is to be taken in consecutive weeks. This guarantees your space in class as they are booked on a first come, first served basis. If you need to miss a week you can still block book or you may want to consider paying weekly for that block.

No. For example, if you block book for Sundays, you will only be able to attend Sunday classes with that booking. You can of course purchase PAYG or block booking for other days as well.

Where a yoga class is held in a school, staff members of that school are entitled to a discount. There is also a discounted rate if you block book.

It really depends on what it is as yoga can actually have many benefits for specific health issues but there are some that unfortunately means you shouldn’t practice yoga. Send me a message using the contact page or complete the health form for guidance.

Unfortunately not as my classes are not adapted for pregnancy – you can still practice yoga with a qualified teacher though.

You need to wait until your doctor or health visitor gives you the OK to exercise again – this is usually around the 6-8 week check but can be longer if you have had a cesarean.

It is important to arrive in class at least five minutes prior to the start time so that you can set up your mat. Of course, life happens sometimes and you can enter class, on these one-off occasions, up to five minutes late but please do so silently.

At Goat Lees Primary School there is free parking on site. Take a look at our classes page for maps and more information.

There are toilets in all venues that you can change in.

Class numbers will vary dependent on the space but you can expect numbers between 6 – 20 students in class.

There is a short savasana (relaxation) at the end of the class which focuses on the body and breath but we do not chant in class.

Please contact me if you are interested in having yoga classes at your place of work.