FAQs

Have questions about LV Yoga? We have answers!

How many people are in a yoga class?

It depends on which class. They range from 4 to 18. 

What do I need to bring to yoga?
Yourself! Everything is provided for you. Mats, blocks, belts, blankets, and so on…

You just need to turn up in comfy clothes! Simples.

How will yoga make you feel?
Awesome! When you come to LV Yoga, it’s a private, dedicated yoga class designed to be a personal practice for you. It’s not one of those classes where you have to keep up with everyone else and get lost amongst the masses of sweaty people pushing themselves to the edge of exhaustion! Yoga is about connecting with your body and your mind. We move slowly, we breathe deeply and we listen to our bodies. Never pushing ourselves beyond the edge of our abilities. I always say to my students; if something feels tight, breathe into it. If something feels painful, back away from it. By using this method you should never be able to hurt your body, yet you still get the benefits of the stretching and deep breathing. Yes, sometimes you may feel it the next day, but that’s usually a good thing, so long as it’s not painful. Hopefully you will leave my classes feeling peaceful yet energised, stretched yet relaxed, and definitely calmer.
What is the studio like?

Gorgeous! When you enter the studio you will see a dedicated yoga sanctuary and be greeted by calming music and the light scent of essential oils. Any anxieties you had about coming or stresses from your day should hopefully melt away at this point, as you get ready to settle into your mat.

What happens in a yoga class?
Peace and quiet! We always start our practice laying in Savasana (relaxation), where we get to calm our minds and switch off from the outside world. We then do some light warms ups to mobilise and awaken our bodies. Our main Asana (posture) practice is themed each week. For example: Hips, Forward Bends, Balances, etc. We usually include Surya Namaskar (sun salutation) or Chandra Namaskar (moon salute) in most classes too. Then we do some cool downs, which often includes an inversion (going upside down). But don’t worry, this can be as simple as putting our legs up the wall to reverse the flow of Prana (energy/breath). Then we relax back down in Savasana for the end of the session before floating out the door
What can you expect when coming your first class at LV Yoga?
A warm welcome! It can be daunting coming to a new class for the first time, especially when there are others who have already been doing it. But I promise you this, when you come to one of my classes, you will be welcomed not only by myself, but also by my amazing students who were all beginners once too. We celebrate an inclusive environment where you can treat your practice as a personal one. This means if you feel uncomfortable in a pose or just want to sit out for a bit, you can, without judgement. We all have different abilities and confidence levels, and a huge part of yoga is listening to your body and that inner voice. So you are encouraged to take a break, skip a pose or ask for an alternative. Yoga really is for every body.
Is yoga good for health issues?
Yes! Yoga is a healing practice. And as long as you listen to your body and treat yourself kindly in class, you will benefit from it. It is known to be great for all kinds of conditions and ailments, including: asthma, insomnia, stress, depression, anxiety, arthritis, ME, MS, fibromyalgia, hypermobility, fatigue, back pain, and the list goes on….
No, I’m not a doctor or a wizard! Yoga is complimentary to other treatments and is not a miracle cure (although some may experience this!). It is a healing practice that will help both your body and mind.
What happens in family yoga?

Lots of fun! We do lots of activities, games, dancing and other silliness. These are all designed to get your kids (and you!) active and doing yoga without even realising it. It’s a great opportunity for you to connect with your child/ren, have some fun and keep healthy. 

Are beginners welcome at LV Yoga?

Yes! Yes, yes, yes! 

In my classes every body type is welcome, regardless of age, shape, size, ability, ailments or any other limitation you may feel you have. If you have a body, you have a yoga body.

Every Monday at 6pm and Thursday at 7:30pm I host rolling beginners level Classic Hatha Yoga classes.  These classes will introduce you to the basics of yoga asanas (postures) and prana yama (breathing), as well as meditation and mindfulness.  You can start these classes at any time.

Is there free parking nearby?

Yes! 

There is free public parking available nearby:

  1. Maytree Road (Free after 6pm and Sundays)
  2. Grove Road (2 hours free)
  3. Gordon Road (2 hours free)
  4. Crescent Road (2 hours free)

 

What do I do if I need to cancel my class booking?

Cancellation Policy

LV Yoga operates an Asteya Fund for last minute cancellations.  Asteya is the yogic belief of non-stealing.

What is considered a last minute cancellation?  WITHIN 48 HOURS prior to the class start time.

Payments can be made via bank transfer (contact me for details) or via PayPal using this link: www.paypal.me/lvyoga  Note: You do not need a PayPal account to use this link, a credit/debit card payment works just fine.

Contributions may vary slightly depending on what type of client you are.  Please see my recommendations below:

Unlimited Members

Unlimited Membership is £39 per month.  When a class is booked and cancelled last minute, the cost to re-sell that place is £10.  Therefore I recommend a minimum contribution of £5 to the Asteya Fund.

Pay-as-You-Go Clients

The class costs £10, which you would have already pre-paid.  Refunds and last minute roll-overs are not permitted, so the £10 payment made for that class will be considered your Asteya payment.

One-to-One Clients

One-to-one’s are £40 per hour.  Pre-payment will now be required on booking.  Last minute cancellations will not be refunded or rolled-over.  So the payment made for that class will be considered your Asteya payment.

 

 

 

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