Preparation and Safety

Preparation for yoga classes

Above all, you need to be comfortable. Wear loose clothing, and bring a sweater, socks and a blanket.  Changing facilities are available at all venues.
A non-slip mat is essential for safety in yoga. I can provide a mat for your first session. Mats are available for purchase.
Keep hydrated before, during and after the class. It is advisable to avoid eating a large meal in the 3 hours before the class; a small snack up to an hour beforehand is fine.

Before your first class, please complete the health questionnaire and bring it with you.

Health and safety

Yoga is non-competitive, and to keep within safe boundaries you must work at a level appropriate your abilities and never force anything. You must notify me if you experience or subsequently develop any of the following (or any other serious condition):

  • Muscular/skeletal/spinal injuries
  • Arthritis or rheumatism
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sinusitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Pregnancy
  • Recent surgery
  • Varicose veins
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Heart conditions
  • Asthma
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Ear/eye disorders (incl. glaucoma, detached retina)