Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Yoga do you teach at Aspects Yoga?

At Aspects Yoga I teach Hatha-style Yoga. That’s the technical term! But it doesn’t tell you much about what to expect from a class. To explain a little more… I like to begin with a fairly slow warm up to loosen the muscles and give you a chance to notice how you’re feeling and adapt accordingly. Then we will move on to traditional Yoga postures with attention to alignment, and we’ll also have some fun flowing through different sequences, and exploring different ways to approach poses. Often we’ll take time to pay attention to the breath (pranayama), and sometimes there will be a meditation and we always complete the class with a relaxation.

What do I need to bring to class?

A large towel or blanket to use as a bolster.

A water bottle if the weather is warm  (although it’s best not to drink water during class if you can avoid it).

Your own mat if you have one, or you are welcome to borrow one. Please advise in advance if you need to borrow a mat.

What should I wear?

Comfortable clothes with no tight waistbands. A T shirt and leggings or trackies is ideal. Yoga is done with bare feet.

How do I book in?

Please call or email Jo  if you are planning to attend for the first time.

Please arrive 10 minutes early for your first class to give yourself time to fill out an enrolment form.

How do I pay for my classes?

By cash or bank transfer please (details on application). At this time we are not able to provide credit card facilities.

I’m a beginner, can I attend class?

Most certainly.  In most Yoga classes there are ongoing students and new students. Poses are taught in a way that are clear for new students, and at the same time allow ongoing students to explore new variations.

I have a regular Yoga practice. Is this class suitable for me?

Absolutely. Yoga postures build on one another and there is always more to explore. The beauty of Yoga is that each posture can be repeated many times and yet there is always something new to learn: a drawing up of a muscle here, a variation of the breath there, a new way of sequencing postures, a sudden new insight or a dawning realisation.

Is it true I shouldn’t eat before a Yoga class?

Yes. Eating too soon before class can cause indigestion and wind and will make you feel sluggish. Try to leave at least two hours between your last meal and your Yoga class. If you get hungry just before class an ideal light snack is a few raw nuts e.g. almonds.