What can I expect at a BeHappy Yoga class ?
Classes vary, we have shorter format 45 minute morning practices and longer evening and weekend sesions for 60 miniutes - sometimes these longer classes run over slightly.
We start with a warm up and some limbering exercises to warm the body before we start to practice yoga asanas.
Each class is different, usually designed with a special theme and will include a combination of standing, seated and balancing postures, plus some arm balances and an inversion to conclude the class.
We finish with pranayama (yogic breathing) to help improve concentration and a short meditation to help quieten the mind and improve mental clarity.
If you have never done yoga before you are welcome to join any class and I will show you different options to enjoy.
Why not give it a try?
Does it matter if I'm a beginner?
No, every class is designed for a broad mixture of abilities. Some of the people who attend my classes are very experienced yogis, whilst others are new to the practice.
The Tuesday evening class is more dynamic and if you are a complete beginner if might be a little challenging but only because it will be new. Lots of yogis start in the Tuesday class and love this dynamic style of yoga.
I offer modifications and alternatives throughout to accommodate those that want to be challenged and always welcome beginners.
If you currently have some injuries, let me know before class and we can adapt the practice to suit your capabilities. Yoga should never be painful.
How should I prepare for a class?
The classes are active and you will very quickly feel warm so it's best to wear layers.
It's always advisable to practice yoga on an empty stomach so I recommend either having a light snack a minimum of 2 hours before coming to class or waiting until afterwards to eat.
Just bring some water and an open mind.
Now we are practicing online, you need some of your own gear. It's handy to have a cushion to sit on for the meditation, some blocks (or you can use books/cans), a strap (tie or belt), a blanket and maybe an eye mask or pillow.