But I can’t even touch my toes!
That’s the first thing I tend to hear when I tell people I teach yoga – and to be honest, until relatively recently I couldn’t touch my own toes either!
Yoga is not about being bendy. It’s not about stamina. It’s not about age, size, body shape, gender, colour or creed. Despite the picture on this page, it’s definitely not about being able to stand on one leg – or on your head or on your hands. It’s not really even about moving…
Yoga is about breathing. It’s about slowing down. It’s about feeling the ground beneath your feet and the air above your head. It’s about (re)connecting with your own body. It’s about creating space around your body, inside your body, inside your mind. And when you do that, when you start to find your way back to stillness, then you can start to move, mindfully, with awareness, listening to what your body needs to do today… here… now. And when you do that, miracles start to happen.
If you practice yoga once a week, it will change your mind.
If you practice yoga twice a week, it will change your body.
If you practice yoga every day, it will change your life.
When, where and how much?
I run weekly classes in and around Petersfield, Hampshire full details of which can be found here.
I also offer private yoga tuition as part of my 1:1 Bended Therapy work with clients who are looking to create lasting change in their life. To find out more, book in for an Exploratory Consultation Call now.
What do I need to attend a yoga class?
Before your first class you will need to complete a short Health Questionnaire which I will email you on request. Please arrive about 10 minutes early for your first class to allow us to go through this form together.
You’ll need a non-slip yoga mat. There are dozens of different options out there but most people tend to start with an inexpensive ‘sticky’ mat. If you don’t already have a mat let me know and I will usually be able to lend you one for your first class as well as providing advice on what to buy and/or ordering one for you at a discounted price.
Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move easily; layers are always a good idea as venue temperatures can vary significantly. We work barefoot although, if you really don’t feel comfortable with this (or your feet get too cold!), a pair of non-slip ‘yoga toe socks’ is a good alternative. I recommend bringing a rug or blanket with you to ensure you’re warm enough during the relaxation at the end of each class (most people’s favourite part!). You should avoid eating anything substantial for a couple of hours before the class (although I don’t recommend arriving starving hungry either!) and it’s always a good idea to bring some water.