Do I need to book in advance?
There is no need to book in advance for any of our drop-in sessions, just come along. You do however need to book in advance for all of our courses, workshops and retreats
Do I need to bring anything with me?
There is no need to bring anything with you we provide yoga mats cushions and blankets so just come along. You are welcome to bring your own mat if you prefer
Do I need to bring water with me?
This form of yoga is a not an aerobic form of exercise so unless the weather is very hot it is not necessary to drink during class. Drinking plenty after class is highly recommended.
Can I eat before class?
It is recommended that ideally you don’t eat for up to 2 hours before a yoga class however if necessary a light and easily digestible snack should be OK.
What should I wear?
Wear loose comfortable clothing that you can stretch in such as sweatpants and a t-shirt. Yoga is practiced in bare feet so no special footwear is required. It is also suggested that all jewellery be removed before class.
I am an advanced student do you run any advanced classes?
We welcome advanced yoga practitioners and yoga teachers in our mixed ability drop-in session and advanced variations will be offered to experienced students where appropriate.
Can Beginners Come to the Mixed-Ability Drop-in Classes?
Yes absolutely, beginners are more than welcome to come along to our mixed ability drop-in classes. Whilst you won’t be able to do everything in the class we will make sure you practice safely and at your own level. We also recommend that you sign up to one of our beginners courses if you want a more systematic introduction to Sivananda yoga.
I’m really not very flexible at all is it OK to come along?
Indeed, this is absolutely one of the excellent reasons TO come along. Yoga will really help you to increase your flexibility. You won’t be a gymnast over night but with patience and regularity it is possible to see amazing results and relatively quickly.
I find it really hard to concentrate and I think I will find the slow pace of yoga boring yet I know I need to learn to relax more. Is Sivananda yoga for me?
Absolutely this is another one of those reasons TO come along. Having a very active mind doesn’t need to stop you practicing yoga. The yoga postures themselves are a challenge and trying to get into them and hold them is far from boring. People with this concern can sometimes find the breathing at the beginning of the class, and the relaxation at the end of the class challenging, but if they can persevere through the first few sessions they often find that their minds do indeed begin to calm and they start to enjoy, benefit from, and even crave the slower paced relaxation. A little perseverance is the key here.