DO I NEED ANY PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE TO ATTEND A YOGA CLASS?
No. My classes are inclusive and adapted to any specific needs or abilities. I always offer options for physical yoga postures, while breathing and meditation are unique to each person. Contact me before coming to your first class if you have any questions or concerns.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A YOGA CLASS AND A WORKSHOP?
Classes are generally an hour in length and take place weekly at the same venue. They are a great way to schedule a regular practice into your routine. Workshops are longer, usually a morning or evening, and allow time for a deeper practice around a specific theme or skill; I love to incorporate some physical challenges (think strength, balance, coordination), longer meditations, more time for relaxation and some light education around the philosophy and science of the practice. Keep an eye out for combined yoga & nutrition workshops - coming soon!
I'M PREGNANT - CAN I STILL ATTEND A YOGA CLASS?
If you are in the 2nd or 3rd trimester of your pregnancy, you are generally fit and well, and you have been cleared by your doctor or midwife to continue exercising, then yes; yoga is a fantastic way to stay in shape, build strength safely and allow time to relax your ever changing body at this exciting time. If you are new to yoga, or just want a gentle, safe practice, I would recommend attending one of my Positive Pregnancy classes as they are tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women.
CAN I BOOK A PRIVATE CLASS?
Yes, private classes are a great way to delve straight into a yoga practice tailored just for you. If you're new to yoga, a 1:1 session can boost your confidence so that you feel ready to attend a group class. These usually take place in a local studio, your home or place of work. Please contact me for rates and availability.
WHAT DOES A NUTRITIONAL THERAPY CONSULTATION INVOLVE?
Once you have decided to work with me, I will send you a health questionnaire prior to your appointment. This will cover your previous medical history, any current health issues and a 1-week food diary. Our initial meeting will last an hour to 75 minutes; during this time, we will discuss your health in detail, as well as your relationship with food and specific health goals. This will allow me to devise a tailored nutrition plan for you to start implementing as soon as possible. Your follow-up appointment will be scheduled for 4 - 6 weeks later; this session is for you to share any changes, improvements or observations regarding your health, and for me to adapt your nutrition plan so that you can continue building positive, sustainable healthy habits going forward.