Levels: ‘General’ classes are for any level of experience, including beginners. ‘Experienced’ is for those who have done yoga in classes for a while and also practise it at home, or have an interest in doing so. ‘Gentle’ is for people of any level of experience who would like to take things at a slightly slower pace than in a General class. When there is sufficient demand, I occasionally run short ‘Beginners’ courses for those who are completely new to yoga or have been to fewer than 12 yoga classes. ‘Prenatal’ classes are for women at any stage of pregnancy from around 14 weeks onwards.
Cost: see info below.
I am not operating my usual timetable from 21st October onwards. Instead, I will put on “pop-up” yoga/pilates classes whenever I’m able to. I will email those who have been coming to classes in Borve during the last six months to inform them about ‘pop-up’ classes and any available private tuition slots.
DECEMBER – please see the home page of this website for a post detailing sessions between Christmas and New Year!
What to expect, wear and bring:
Doors open 10 minutes before the start of class. Please aim to be inside venues 5 minutes before the class start time, so you are settled and ready to begin with the rest of the class.
As with any exercise, it’s best not to do yoga on a full stomach. Try not to eat for an hour or two before the class. Wear comfortable clothing such as a t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms or leggings. Yoga is usually done in bare feet. Pilates can be done in bare feet or socks. Your body will cool down during the relaxation at the end of class, so make sure to bring warm socks and a jumper too.
Mats, blocks and belts are provided in Borve classes, but you can use your own if you prefer. For hall classes, bring a yoga mat and a soft blanket or travel rug. The blanket can be used as a cover during relaxation and as a prop (to kneel or sit on) for some poses. If you have other props you like to use such as a yoga belt and blocks, please bring them. An eye pillow or eye mask is nice to have for the relaxation (but not essential, so don’t worry if you don’t have one!). Some people also like to bring a small cushion to rest their head on during the relaxation.
If you are a beginner, you can borrow a yoga mat and blocks from me. The mats I use in class are from Yoga Matters (and I also have some available to purchase). I’ve ordered yoga equipment from Yoga Matters, John Lewis , Yoga Bliss, Ruth White Yoga Products , the Yoga Shop UK and Yoga Mad and had good customer service and product quality from all these companies.
I take yoga seriously, but I also find it fun – and I think that’s reflected in the friendly and informal atmosphere of my classes. Each class begins with a short period of settling in, then a series of warm-up exercises. After that we do yoga poses (asana). Every week has a slightly different theme: for example, we may focus on a particular area of the body (such as the muscles of the hips) or family of poses (such as twists). All yoga classes end with a period of relaxation, which may include time for some breathing exercises (pranayama).
To book a place in a class, or if you have any further questions, please get in touch – click on the ‘Contact’ tab above for options.