What is Hatha Yoga?
Hatha Yoga is the basis of all yoga we practise in the west today. Hatha classes are a good place to start if you are new to yoga as they allow you to experience all the different types of poses. There is enough time to be able to work at the right level for you on that particular day, irrespective of whether you are brand new or a highly experienced practitioner.
I'm not at all flexible. Can I still try yoga?
Absolutely! Yoga is great for helping you gain flexibility.
I'm not strong. Can I still do yoga?
Yes. Yoga builds strength over time in a gentle way so that you develop your strength at the speed right for your body.
I struggle with certain movements/areas of my body. Can I do yoga?
Yes, almost certainly. Almost all poses can be modified so that you can do a version that works for you. If a pose cannot be modified then the teacher will offer an alternative more suitable for you.
What is Ashtanga Yoga?
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is usually described as one of the more physically demanding forms of yoga simply because the poses flow into one another without pauses. The traditional counted method is the one that I share, just as this has been shared with me . It is rooted strongly in the way that the founder of Ashatnga Yoga, Sri K Pattabi Jois passed on the method to his students including the first groups of Westerners. Although physically demanding, the poses can be modified in exactly that same way we do in Hatha classes to make them accessible.
Who is yoga suitable for?
Anyone that wants to try it! Men and women of all ages can practise yoga safely under the guidance of a qualified teacher. Children also benefit from yoga and I can recommend teachers with specific expertise in teaching children and teens.