recommendations prior to a course

  • classes are offered on a Semester schedule, similar to a school Semester. You are welcome to “drop-in”, at any point during a Semester, however, please be aware that our classes are build upon work work done in previous weeks. Which means that you will achieve the best results if you attend classes regularly from the beginning of the Semester / Year.
  •  a light body : yoga practice does not accord with digestion… avoid eating prior to a class (2 to 3 hours before), and wait for at least thirty minutes after a class.
  • a clean body : yoga mats are at your disposal for the class, thank you for coming with clean feet. Should you prefer to use your own mat, bring it with you.
  • wear clothing you can move in, but please, no baggy clothes that would obscure the alignment of your joints, especially knees and ankles. Bare feet are essential to avoid slipping. Please refrain from wearing perfume.
  • Remove necklaces, bracelets, rings and watches. If you wear glasses, remember to remove them for the inversions and relaxation: place them on your mat, or even better off the ground on a chair, or shelf… away from the floor! 
  • a bit early… use the time to relax and prepare for the class. 
  • be on time. we begin each class with preparatory practices . It is disruptive to other students if you arrive late… it may even be unsafe if you arrive late and miss the preparation for the poses. In this way, I will be able to modify the poses for your benefit. 
  •  Special needs: let me know about any injuries or medical conditions you may be managing, as they may not be apparent to the eye (which can include: tiredness, headache or back pain, menstrual cycle, pregnancy…) which might require a modification of the poses for your benefit. 
  •  avoid practicing after an osteopathy session, or a massage.
  • at the end of the class : try to maintain your inner calm and tidy away the material and props carefully. Do not hesitate to share your feelings or maintain the new perceptions… or memorise the class should you wish to practice at home! (for students subscribed on a quartely, or semester basis, the routines are available here…
  •  Finally, thank you for letting me know if you are not going to be absent for an extended period of time.