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At Evolve we have created a timetable that includes yoga classes for all levels. If you have never done yoga before or have attended very few classes, we suggest that you start with a class from the list below:
5 week yoga basic's course
This Yoga Basics Course will introduce you to all aspects of Yoga, the asana (physical postures) pranayama (breathing exercises), mindfulness and deep relaxation. If you are a complete beginner or someone with a small amount of experience this course will give you the confidence to go to open classes and practice at home.
Hatha Yoga classes concentrate on the classic yoga postures - asanas, as well as conscious breathing, concentration and meditation.
yoga basics + beyond
In Yoga Basics + Beyond, you will revisit all the basics you need to know for you yoga practice. You will be introduced to gentle breathing exercises and learn a lovely sun salute. You will also explore a range of simple postures designed to improve balance, strength, and flexibility.
yin yoga & meditation
Yin yoga (seated postures held for few minutes in stillness) is an effective preparation for meditation. Classes will end with a short meditation covering awareness techniques for inner focus and balance. These techniques will draw upon yoga philosophy, tantra and modern psychology and be informed by the traditions of Buddhism, Taoism and Zen.
Restorative Yoga is a slow-paced class suitable for all levels, including those new to yoga, to soothe the body and mind from stress and tension. Ideal for those of you who have a busy life and need to recharge their battery.
Kundalini Yoga consists of simple yogic techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter his or her age or physical ability. It is a complete science that includes breath, yoga postures, mantra and meditation. It balances the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system, expands lung capacity and purifies the blood.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY CLASS?
You only need to bring comfortable clothes. Everything else, including yoga mats, blocks, straps and bolsters, will be in our studios.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR YOGA CLASS?
Comfortable and flexible clothing - like leggings or loose trousers and a T-shirt. We would advise not to wear jeans or very restrictive clothing.
ARE THERE ANY SHOWER FACILITIES
Yes, we have the showers, but you would need to bring your towel and shampoo.
DO I NEED TO BE BAREFOOT IN YOGA CLASS?
I'M NOT VERY FLEXIBLE - WILL I BE OK IN THE CLASS?
Yes, definitely! We encourage a non-competitive environment - do what you can and be kind to yourself! Over a little time, with regular practice you will become more and more flexible.
YOGA IS BETTER PRACTICED ON EMPTY STOMACH. HOW LONG BEFORE CLASS SHOULD I EAT?
Ideally, yoga is practiced on an empty stomach. We recommend waiting 2 hours after a meal before class. You can have some juice an hour before, but not too much.
I HAD AN INJURY? CAN I ATTEND THE CLASS?
If you have had a recent injury - please do speak to your doctor about starting your yoga practice again. If you had a serious injury - we would recommend you see a yoga therapist who will be able to let you know any adjustments needed for you to practice again. Also, if you are not sure about something - please try and talk to the teacher before the class.
I'M PREGNANT. CAN I ATTEND YOGA CLASSES?
If you are pregnant, we highly advise you not to practice yoga in your first trimester. If you have not done much yoga before getting pregnant, we recommend you attend only pregnancy yoga classes. If you have had a regular practice before becoming pregnant, please ask reception for the list of teachers and classes that do accept pregnant ladies.
I WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND YOGA CLASSES THAT INCLUDE MEDITATION.
I WOULD LIKE TO TONE UP MY BODY. WHICH CLASSES ARE THE BEST FOR THIS?
Our more dynamic classes like vinyasa flow or yoga flow intermediate as well as pilates classes.
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