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FREQUENTLY ASKED questions

YOGA CLASSES, SPECIAL EVENTS, COURSES & WORKSHOPS

What should I wear?

Please wear something comfortable - gym kit or similar is ideal.  Try to avoid loose and hooded tops that may restrict your vision or movement when bending forward. If  your class or event is being held outside, please wear appropriate layers.

Is there anything that I need to bring to my yoga class?

Please ensure you bring your own yoga mat and blanket.

How should I prepare for my class?

It is advisable not to eat a heavy meal before attending class.  As a guideline, please allow 2hrs after a light snack or 4hrs after a heavy meal. Drink plenty of water, come hydrated!  Switch off electronic devices; anything that dings, rings or buzzes should be switched off during class.

What if I've never done yoga before/can't touch my toes?

Don't worry!  We all had a point where we'd never done it before, so you're in great company. Have you checked out my fantastic Back to Basics course?  Whatever your ability, whether you can touch your toes or put your foot behind your head, you're always welcome.

Do I need to book in?

Yes definitely. You can book in here.  Alternatively you can easily book yoga classes and events via our free mobile app.​

Injuries & contraindications

If you have any medical concerns, are suffering with an injury or medical condition, it is imperative that you seek advice from your GP or healthcare practitioner before attending a yoga class. If you have an injury or illness, there may be some yoga poses that need to be modified or avoided. Please seek advice from your teacher before the class starts. Please be aware and understanding if the teacher advises you against taking the class - this is for your own benefit and safety.  It is your responsibility to notify the teacher of any injuries (new or ongoing) before every class. Always work to your own ability and respect the limitations of your body.

Punctuality

Please aim to arrive 5 minutes before your class starts, allowing time to check-in and pay (if applicable), remove your shoes and socks, and gather any props you’ll need for class.  The class will aim to start promptly at the specified time. To avoid disruption, late attendance is not permitted.

Cancellations

Unfortunately, all booked classes, courses, events and workshops are non-refundable.

Payment

Payment for all classes, courses, events and workshops will be collected at the time of booking (unless you are booking your place as part of your pre-paid membership).

General data protection regulation policy

Your personal data will be held securely and will never knowingly be shared with a third party.  Your data will be used respectfully, to communicate essential information relating to the class schedule. You can view our full privacy policy here.

YOGA RETREAT FAQs

What is the retreat venue address?

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How do I get there?

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Is there anywhere to park my vehicle?

Yes. There is plenty of free on-site parking available at our retreat venue.

Do I need to be an experienced yogi?

The yoga practices on my retreats are suitable for all levels and abilities. You are welcome to do as much or as little as you like. I recommend that you take a few yoga classes before attending a retreat, but it is not compulsory.

Do I need to be fit to come on a retreat?

A moderate level of fitness is required for the guided walk (available on some of our retreats), which is approximately 10km long through rolling countryside, but if you prefer not to do the walk and just relax at the retreat centre then this is absolutely fine!  If you have any concerns, please just get in touch.

Can I come to the retreat on my own?

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What do I need to bring?

Please note that our yoga sessions will be held predominantly outside, and so please bring "British weather" appropriate layers!

Here is a short list of suggested items to bring with you:

- Layers of comfortable/exercise clothing for your yoga and meditation practise

- Your yoga mat

- A blanket for savasana

- A warm waterproof jacket and warm gloves

- Trainers/ outdoor shoes

- A season-appropriate hat

- Sunglasses and sunscreen

- Comfortable clothes and slippers or warm socks for around the house

- Something lovely to change into for dinner each evening, if you wish to

- Comfortable outdoor clothing to walk in & suitable walking boots (if your retreat includes a guided walk)

- A small day rucksack

- A good book

- Drinking water bottle

What food is served on retreats?

All of my retreats have vegetarian menus with home-cooked dishes based around the seasons.  I try my best to source local and organic ingredients whenever possible.

Can you cater for specific dietary requirements?

Yes. My menus are all home-cooked from scratch, and so I am happy to cater for any special diets, allergies and intolerances.  Just let me know when you book your place.

Can I bring alcohol?

My retreats are a strictly alcohol-free environment and so please do not bring any alcohol to your retreat.  If you are found to be drinking you will be asked to leave and the cost of your retreat will not be refunded.

Can I smoke at the retreat centre?

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Is there any internet access at the retreat centre?

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Can’t find what you are looking for?

Please feel free to contact me with your queries and I’ll be happy to help.

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