Hello, it’s Jocelyne here.
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about yoga and yoga classes.
Maybe they will answer any queries you have.
Can I come along to any of your classes?
Yes, they are mixed ability and new people are often starting so you will be able to join in and we can modify any pose that is not suitable for you just yet.
The classes I take at the Lifehouse Spa are not open to the public unless you are a member or are visiting for the day, then you can book onto any of the classes.
What do I need to bring?
You will need a yoga mat, if you have your own block or brick that is also helpful, but not always necessary for every class.
How much is it?
Currently £7 per class
I am not very flexible so I don’t think it’s suitable for me?
You don’t need to be flexible to do yoga. You become more flexible as you continue over a number of weeks.
Think of it like a French Class – you don’t join a class speaking French fluently, you go to get better!
How long does it take to feel the benefit from yoga?
That depends on your starting point. Most people feel different from the first class. But it’s not one-and-done… if you have not exercised for a while or you have an injury or weakness it will take a number of lessons.You need to come at least four times to notice any significant progress.
I have recently had an operation, is it suitable for me?
Firstly, you need to ask your surgeon or doctor if you are ready to exercise, especially if you have had work done on any of your joints. Any other health issues should always be discussed with your docotor before you start a new physical practice.
Is yoga good for stress?
Yes! You will find that a regular yoga practice brings many benefits, and one of them is your ability to manage stressful situaltions. You will learn different ways to use your breath for mental and physical health.
Is yoga a religion?
No, it’s a practice that started 5,000 years ago on the Indian subcontinent. There are many aspects to yoga as a truly holistic wellness practice, physically, mentally and spiritually, but in class we focus mostly on the physical aspect. A byproduct of this is that mentally you often notice a change in stress levels, better sleep patterns and an ability to cope with life more as you become more reflective and able to manage your emotions.
Do you have any other questions?
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