About Classes

About the Classes

Guidelines for your practice given the current COVID-19 pademic


There are a few things that we now have to do...

  • You MUST book your space online as class numbers are limited.
  • If you or anyone you have been in contact with has or thinks they may have COVID-19 please do not attend the session.
  • A face mask must be worn on arrival at the hall until you reach the room in which we will be practicing yoga at which point it can be removed.
  • We should not gather in groups around the entrances or exits to the hall. 
  • Bring your own mat, equipment, blanket, and water to the session.
  • On arrival at the hall, sanitise your hands with the sanitiser provided. 
  • Scan the QR Code fo the NHS Track and Trace App if you are using it. 
  • A limited number of toilets will be open in the halls.  The toilets must be sanitised after each use.  The hall will provide products for you to do this.
  • Before and after each session I will be sanitising all surfaces that we touch frequently such as door handles and light switches.
  • We must always keep 2 metres between us and place our mats to allow this.  I will have some cones to mark out mat placement.
  • We will all remain on our mats during the session (unless going to use the loos)
  • I will not be adjusting you hands on during practice or providing the hands on settling during relaxation.
  • It is not a requirement but if you would prefer to wear a face mask during the class please do.
  • On departure sanitising your hands can be completed on the way out.
  • Masks must be worn as you leave the hall until you get outside of the building.
  • Please be kind to your fellow yogis – we are all coping in different ways and some of us are more apprehensive than others.


General Information about the classes.


All classes are designed to be suitable, safe and enjoyable for beginner and intermediate Yogis.

 

Adults of all ages are welcome. Please let me know if you have existing conditions by email or telephone prior to the class.

 

For the 90 and 75 minute class - Class format is generally a gentle warm up followed by a flow of postures to increase body temperature and then a range of poses to build strength and increase flexibility.  We then move to gentle stretches and twists to cool down.  The end of the class usually consists of a breathing practice to calm the body and mind with a final section of relaxation to close the session.

 

For the Beginners class - Class format is similar in order but focuses on the foundation poses with extra time taken to ensure correct allignment and movement into and out of postures. 

 

For the Gentle Yoga class - Class format is similar in order but at much less intense level.  The class is aimed at those with limited flexibility or reduced strength who want to gradually build and improve both areas. 

 

For all classes each person is encouraged to focus on their own practice and to do only as much as feels right for them.  We are all different so a posture that one person finds easy another might find more difficult.  Yoga is an excellent way to improve your own strength and flexibility against your own starting point - wherever that may be.

 

I use a combination of demonstration, verbal guidance and adjustment.  Each posture will be taught with options to practice the next stage or level if the Yogi wishes

 

Every week will have a different focus; some postures will be familiar every week others will be introduced to keep the class interesting and fresh.

 

For the Beginner...

 

  • It is best to wear comfortable clothing such as leggings or jogging bottoms and a T shirt.
  • Socks, a warm fleece or jumper, maybe even a blanket are useful for relaxation at the end of the class in cooler weather.
  • Some water to sip on is a good idea in hot weather.
  • Please bring your own yoga mat.

 

 

 

Questions? - Please get in touch on 07899 845417 / silva.cooper@yogasilva.co.uk