You Yoga Studio, Horsham
You Yoga Studio, Horsham

07857 617677

youyogakey

07857 617677

youyogakey

07857 617677

youyogakey

What to expect when you attend yoga classes at You Yoga Studio, Horsham, West Sussex

what to expect

What to expect

Classes typically begin with a number of sun salutations to warm up the body, followed by a flowing series of postures (which may include); standing balances, twists, backbends, abdominal core work, hip openers, arm balances and inversions.

The flow series is particularly good at improving upper body strength and stamina and improving muscle tone and flexibility.

Modifications and options are provided throughout the class for all levels and abilities.

If you have any questions or concerns please get in touch.

Tips to make your first (or any) yoga class more enjoyable.

Below is a list of some of the things that are common in yoga class, so just accept that at least one or more will happen to you and go for it ……!

  • there will be postures that you find challenging, for whatever reasons (tight hips, dodgy knees, sore back) and its perfectly fine to sit back in child’s pose and relax for a few moments.
  • having your eyes closed during poses and sequences.
  • confusing your left from your right
  • noisy bodily functions (sneezing, coughing, sniffing, breaking wind) all very normal. Just smile and move on ☺
  • losing your balance/ losing your footing and falling over
  • falling asleep during savasana/ yoga nidra

Tips for things you should not do in class:

  • bringing your phone to your mat – yoga is a time for introspection. Leave it with your belongings or if you must have it by your side, keep it on silent. Checking for notifications, texting and answering calls are all big no-no’s ,unless it’s an emergency.
  • chatting with your neighbour – coming with friends and making friends before and after the class is all part of the experience, but chatting during class is not good.
  • arriving late and leaving early – not only does it disturb the ‘zen’ and cause disruption to fellow students, it’s also not advisable to arrive late and jump straight into a ‘flow’ when your body isn’t properly warmed. Equally leaving before Savasana (relaxation) prevents the mind and body from processing what happened during the class.

FAQs

Are classes suitable for beginners?

Yes, all my classes are planned so that the flows and postures are chosen with beginners to the more experienced yogi's in mind. I offer modifications and options for almost all postures and if ever in doubt, retreat into Child's Pose and take a short break.

What should I wear?

Wear something comfortable that allows you to move and stretch freely, without restriction. It's best to wear layers, as your body temperature will vary during the class and you will want to be warm when relaxing, so a jumper and socks is advisable.

Should I eat before class?

It is advisable to allow at least 2 hours for your food to digest before practicing yoga. Ideally if you are coming to an evening class, I would suggest eating your main meal at lunchtime allowing your body to completely digest and absorb the nutrients in your food, which is vital for energy and optimal health. However, if this is not possible I would suggest snacking on something healthy and nutritious before class e.g a banana or handful of nuts and eating a lighter evening meal after class.

Should I bring any equipment?

I provide mats, blocks, straps and blankets, however you may decide that you want to purchase your own mat once you've attended a few classes. If this is case, I can order mats at discounted prices from my online supplier www.yogamatters.com

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