Yoga Classes FAQs2018-10-11T10:28:00+00:00

Yoga Classes FAQs

I teach daytime Yoga classes, evening Yoga classes and weekend Yoga workshops in Horsham and Worthing West Sussex -please see my classes page .  I also teach one to one Yoga.  I hope you find these yoga classes FAQs useful.  If your question about yoga classes is not here please feel free to click here to contact me

The Monday 12.30 and Wednesday 5.45 yoga courses are suitable for beginners.  However, the 7pm improvers course is for those who have done at least a year of Iyengar yoga. This can be with any certified Iyengar Yoga teacher, at any time.
It is best to sign up for a 5 week yoga course even if you may miss one or two classes.  If you prefer, wait until the next course when you feel you can commit to a whole 5 weeks.
you can book as far ahead as you like:
Mondays: 2018: October 29th, November: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th January 2019: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th February 5th….February 25th, March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th….Spring term (3 weeks only due to bank holidays): April 29th, May 13th, May 20th Summer term: June 1st, 10th, 17th, 24th, July 1st  Wednesdays :  2018:  October 31st, Nov 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th January 2019: 9th, 16th, (no class on 23rd), 30th February 6th, 13th… February 27th, March 6th, 13th,20th, 27th Spring term: April 24th, May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd  Summer term: June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, July 3rd
N.B. classes do not run on Bank holidays or during school holidays
As Yoga is different from other forms of exercise you will not need to drink- it is not recommended.  Sometimes this is a hard habit to break and I do not forbid it.
Yes my Monday lunchtime yoga class in Horsham allows drop in students to attend but only if there are still spaces, so please check the ‘Classes’ page
Please go to my yoga classes page and click on the appropriate paypal button. You do not need to have a paypal account for this to work. You may need to scroll down to see the shopping cart. Current students are welcome to pay in cash or by cheque in class to ensure they reserve a place.  Sorry, I can’t ‘save’ spaces; they are allotted on a first come first served basis
No two Iyengar Yoga classes are ever the same.  So the pace can vary from fast to slow.  A wide range of poses and breathing techniques will be covered.
The beauty of Iyengar Yoga is that the same pose taught in a careful way can challenge more experienced students.  Other Yoga teachers and trainees often attend my  Wednesday 7pm classes.  I also teach 3 hour yoga workshops where we can work in more depth.
If you are worried you should check with your GP.  I do ask all new students to fill out a health form before attending class.  Please email me for one or arrive ten minutes early to fill one out.  There are a few serious health issues that mean you should not come to a general yoga class.  You may like to have a few one to one sessions before joining a course.
No, Yoga is not a religion; rather it is a practical philosophy.  People of all religious backgrounds use Yoga practices to help them in their lives.  Chanting is not an essential part of Yoga practice and we do not do it in my classes.  To be meaningful it is best if chants are understood and their pronunciation needs to be correct.  Unless you know Sanskrit or an Indian language it is difficult to chant properly.
Yoga is practiced with bare feet for more information read my post: https://annamacedoyoga.com/yoga-classes-what-to-wear/
To start with you do not need to bring anything.  However many people prefer to have their own mat (TK Max sell thin sticky mats for around £10).  If you eventually go on to want your own blocks and belts you can buy them through me.  A small blanket can also be useful.
It is best to roll over onto your side and curl up in the foetal position.  You do not need to leave the class unless you really want to.  If you think you may cough/sneeze you may want to use higher props for relaxation.
All physical Yoga comes under the umbrella ‘Hatha Yoga’ which translates as the ‘yoga of effort’.  Some Hatha yoga can be floor based- where there is a lot of breath work and relaxation.  Some Hatha yoga can involve non-stop movement -with the same poses done in every class.  But in Iyengar yoga we vary both the poses and the pace.  We help students to do their best- and to improve- by paying attention – and remembering what they are being taught;  in this way Iyengar yoga is a type of mindfulness- meditation in motion.
I am available via email, and before every class, to discuss any issues you may have.
Yes I do. Working one to one can accelerate learning and meet your individual needs. You can choose a time convenient for you, at the pace you require, the cost (from £40 per hour) varies depending on time and location.
Please do not walk into the room while we are seated with the eyes closed.  Once we are moving you are welcome to come in late, I can advise you what poses you need to do to catch up.
Yes you can come to my Monday lunchtime drop in class (if spaces are available).  If you can only do evenings then it will be necessary to book for 5 weeks.  As no two classes are ever the same it will give you a more rounded experience of Iyengar yoga.
Sorry, to be fair to everyone, all spaces are on a first come first served basis and only payment secures your booking.
Over many years I have tried this, and it does not work well- it is not good for the rest of the class to have new people coming and going, and it is not good for the friend as they don’t get a rounded experience.  I try to create the best learning environment for everyone, so your space is reserved just for you.
The beginners course is the most gentle class, anyone can join, you don’t have to be a beginner.  The Monday lunchtime class is mixed ability and therefore slightly more challenging than the beginners course.  In some of the 90 minute classes we work in more depth, and on more difficult poses.  To join the 90 minute classes you need to have done at least one year of Iyengar Yoga.  In beginners courses we work more slowly and repeat poses more. All classes will include poses to warm up, then the sequence always changes.  All classes end with some breath work and relaxation.
If you cancel BEFORE a course has started AND I am able to fill your space, I will offer a full refund. Sorry but once a course has started, it is too late to get a refund as your space cannot be filled.
email:hoveyoga@yahoo.co.uk