WHICH CLASS SHOULD I COME TO?
If you are a beginner it is beneficial if you can start at the beginning of a course (see Classes). If you are unable to then arriving 15 minutes before the start of the class so Niki can talk you through the basics is helpful. Booking a private class is also a great option. Make sure you listen to your body and take rest whenever needed!
DO I NEED TO BOOK IN ADVANCE?
Courses are pre-booked by emailing email@example.com or over the phone.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
As Power Yoga is a dynamic style of yoga NPY suggests wearing comfortable and light clothing. Boxgrove Village Hall and Southend Barns are moderately heated but the extra bodies in the room mean that busy classes can get pretty steamy! We therefore advise bringing a towel and a bottle of mineral or coconut water, and to make sure you are well hydrated before the class. Please bring your own mat and block with you, if you are new to NPY you are more than welcome to use mats and blocks provided free of charge.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
You will want to wear clothes that you feel comfortable moving and sweating in. Pretty much what you would wear to work out or run in….minus the socks and shoes.
DOES IT MATTER WHAT OR WHEN I EAT?
Power yoga is a vigorous exercise pattern and having a full tummy will hold you back. We recommend not having a major meal a couple of hours before the class – If you are really hungry and it is close to the class time, grab something small and easy to digest, like a piece of fruit that will hold you over.
WILL I FIND THE FIRST FEW CLASSES DIFFICULT?
The great thing about yoga is everyone can work within their own limits to realise benefits for themselves. Anything new requires a degree of adjustment so it is not unusual to feel challenged at first. Our experience is that people emerge from their first classes inspired by the way they feel and surprised at how capable their body is. Don’t be surprised if you have a few aches in places you didn’t realize you had muscles (!) but the good news is this is because Power Yoga works. The more you practice the stronger and suppler your body will become, energising you to enjoy your own practice.
WHAT IF I AM NOT FLEXIBLE?
Everyone is different and yoga is for everybody.
The masters of yoga constantly stress the fact that there is no such thing as the perfect yoga pose; the perfect pose is one which your body permits you to do. If you are not flexible, you will become more flexible and you will feel the real benefits of feeling looser and more free. In every class as in all warps of life you may be tempted to compare yourself to others. Don’t! This is about you and the progress you make with your body. All poses have a modification to assist students to progress their flexibility and strength without injury.
IS ONE CLASS A WEEK ENOUGH?
If you do one class a week you will surely notice a difference in your mental attitude to life and your physical well-being. However, once you have sniffed these benefits, we challenge you not to do more! Certainly, if you are practising between 2-3 classes a week you will relish your own progress and you will visibly see your body change.
I’VE GOT AN INJURY – CAN I STILL PRACTICE?
It depends on your injury. If you are in any doubt, please consult your GP before starting a yoga practice and take accountability for looking after yourself. Generally, power yoga practice is very adaptable and you can modify poses to accommodate most niggles. More than that, it has a powerful healing effect and often injuries go away with regular practice. Talk to Niki before the class so that she is aware of your condition.
DO YOU OFFER PRIVATE SESSIONS?
Yes. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a private session. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Niki by email or mobile 07968 605 085. See you on the mat!