1- ABOUT US
2- PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS / NEW STUDENTS
If you want to take online classes with us, you need to register here. Please mail us through the website once registered so that we can communicate with each other before seeing each other in class. Note: if you have never practiced yoga before, please register for our Tuesday “Foundations” class at 7pm. If this class does not fit your schedule, please let us know so that we can find a suitable course together.
If you want to take in-person classes with us, please contact us by phone or email.
Of course! But please get in touch with us before you book your first class, so we can get to know each other a little bit.
For brand new beginners, please join our Tuesday “Foundations” class at 7 p.m. If that timing doesn’t work with your schedule, please let us know so we might find an appropriate class together.
Yoga is not about flexibility. Yoga is the balance between mobility and stability. Yoga is about balance and harmony. You don’t need to be flexible to seek harmony, but neither should one be complacent from working towards more mobility where needed.
Food and drinks: Do not eat a heavy meal within 3 hours before a class. Do not drink anything within half an hour before class and during class. Wait at least half an hour after class to eat.
Punctuality and Readiness: Make sure you’re settled and ready both physically and mentally to begin the class 10 mins before class time (if it is online class, log in 10 mins before class time). Yoga always begins with considerate amd kind behaviour towards others. It is the foundation of everything we do.
Clothing: Wear comfortable clothing. But not loose fitted baggy clothes. Your yoga clothing must help cover your body sufficiently without obstructing the teacher’s view of the arms and legs. In the winter always have a sweater with you in class for when required.
Yoga props are needed to practice yoga correctly with awareness. You may not be able to have all the props at one time, but we recommend gathering your props slowly with time, since it is an investment in your own well being.
Ideally, we recommend having:
- 1 yoga mat (less than 5mm)
- 2 bricks (not of soft foam)
- 1 (long) yoga belt
- 3-4 blankets
- 1 bolster (not soft)
- 1 yoga chair
Other household items can be used too such as towels, bedsheets, waist belt, regular chair, etc. But this requires some experience to use them efficiently. Using classic props aids in better communication and precision.
3- BOOKING A CLASS
4- PRACTICING YOGA
Yoga requires regularity. To build a stable mind and body and to create a strong foundation we recommend attending at least 2-3 classes a week (but ideally not less than once a week). The most important thing is practicing regularly with your teacher and also practicing on your own based on what you have learnt in class.
Of course we understand that beginners will not have the same impetus as a seasoned practictioner. Therefore it helps to be systematic, be attentive and alert in class, note sequences down after class and work systematically using them. Working little things, one at a time, will give more openness of mind to overcome the fear and resistance to practice alone.
Yes. Practicing yoga asanas (adapted) during pregnancy is possible. It is highly recommended to help you create a more subtle relationship with your body and mind, in which you are experiencing the pregnancy. A spaciousness is discovered through the practice of Yoga which helps to experience the body and mind differently and hence helping to live the pregnancy differently. Ideally, your practice should start before pregnancy.
First, you must have doctor cleareance before practicing anything other than savasana. In the first month after delivery you should restrict yourself to pranayama (taught by your teacher) which brings a balance between the body and mind and brings proper rest. Certain asanas help in recovery, even help to improve the quality of breast milk and bring a more restful postpartum experience which is usually devoid of sleep. Contact your teacher for more information.
Yes. Menstruation brings physiological and emotional changes in the body. Many of the asanas (postures) and pranayamas (energy regulation through breath) act as tonics and regulators for the female reproductive system. With intelligent yoga practice a woman becomes an active participant in her own health care. Yoga teaches you to empower yourself, find mental-emotional balance, regulate your hormonal imbalances and honor your menstrual cycle.
Important note: Please inform us (by SMS) before every class when you are menstruating so that the practice is adapted appropriately.