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One To One Yoga And Yoga Classes FAQs

I teach Iyengar Yoga, including One to One Iyengar Yoga and Iyengar Yoga Classes in Hove, Brighton, Horsham, Sussex, East Sussex and West Sussex. In addition, I also teach Iyengar Yoga Online.

I have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about the Private Yoga Sessions and Yoga Classes, which I hope you will find useful. If your question is not answered here, please feel free to click here to contact me.

Iyengar Yoga FAQs

All physical Yoga comes under the umbrella of ‘Hatha Yoga’, which translates as the ‘Yoga of Effort’. Some Hatha Yoga can be floor-based- where there is a lot of breathwork and relaxation. Some Hatha Yoga can involve non-stop movement – with the same poses 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.

Iyengar Yoga has many well-being benefits which improve spiritual awareness and health. Some people are primarily attracted to Yoga’s spiritual side. Yoga can help with various health problems, from asthma to lower back pain, stress and depression. It can be a great way to relieve stress, build strength and gain flexibility. Iyengar Yoga’s well-being benefits include the following:

Reduces stress, aids deep sleep, helps balance moods, reduces muscular tension, improves bone strength, balances blood pressure, boosts the immune system, reduces menopausal symptoms, helps with back and hip pain, reduces neck and shoulder pain, reduces anxiety and depression and improves spiritual awareness.

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. In some of my classes, we do chant 3 ‘OMs’ at the beginning, you do not have to join in. To be meaningful it is best if chants are understood and their pronunciation needs to be correct.

I am available via email and before every class, to discuss any issues you may have.

One To One Yoga And Online Yoga FAQs

Yes, I do. Working one to one can accelerate learning and meet your individual needs. You can choose a convenient time for you at the pace you require; the cost (from £40 per hour to £60 for 90 minutes) varies depending on time and location. I cover Hove, Brighton and Horsham areas. I can teach you online via Skype or FaceTime, or Face to Face.

Prices are from £40 per hour or £60 for 90 minutes which may vary depending on time and location. I can teach you online via Skype, FaceTime, or Face to Face in Hove, Brighton, or Horsham.

No, I am qualified and insured to teach one to one students at any level, anywhere in the world.

No, I am qualified and insured to teach one to one students at any level, anywhere in the world, which I can do online via Skype or FaceTime.

A sticky mat, at least four yoga blocks (not bricks), a small blanket (or towel) and a chair without arms. You can also buy ‘Iyengar yoga kits’ online e.g. from www.yogamatters.com

No, a closed door with space in front of it – to be able to lie down – is enough. An extra bit of wall space is always handy, though.

Yes, you can, but it would be better to use a tablet or laptop screen so you can see me more easily.

I will typically FaceTime or Skype you 5 minutes before our session is due to start.

If you have an iPhone or an iPad, then our session is the same as having a video call using FaceTime. If you do not have an Apple device, we can use Skype, which is free, and we can connect before the session (with a quick ‘wave’) to ensure we have found each other. No passwords, no login, it’s that easy!

These links may be helpful



You can place it on the floor, desk, or bed, wherever works best for you. If you turn on your device, you should be able to see yourself. You can then check your whole mat can be seen on the screen. You may want your device near a plug socket if it needs charging.

Yes, I create a Bespoke Yoga Exercise Plan, which I provide on a Pinterest Board. The price is £30 for approximately 12 poses. I can update this as you improve or your requirements change.

Iyengar Yoga Classes FAQs

The beginner’s course is the most gentle class; anyone can join, and you don’t have to be a beginner. The Monday lunchtime class is mixed ability and slightly more challenging than the beginner’s course. In some 90-minute classes, we work more in-depth and on more challenging poses. To join the 90-minute lessons, you must have done at least one year of Iyengar Yoga. In beginner’s courses, we work more slowly and repeat poses more. All classes will include poses to warm up, and then the sequence always changes. All classes end with some breathwork and relaxation.

The Monday 12.30 and Wednesday 5.45 yoga courses are suitable for beginners. However, the 7 pm improvers course is for those who have done at least a year of Iyengar yoga. This can be done with any certified Iyengar Yoga teacher at any time.

Please go to my yoga classes page and click 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

If you cancel BEFORE a course has started, AND I can 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.

Signing up for a five-week yoga course is best, even if you miss one or two classes.  If you prefer, wait until the next course when you feel you can commit to a whole five weeks.

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.

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.

Yes, you can attend my Monday lunchtime drop-in class (if spaces are available).  If you can only do evenings, booking for five weeks will be necessary.  As no two types 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.

Please do not walk into the room while we sit with our eyes closed.  Once we move, you are welcome to come in late; I can advise you what poses you need to do to catch up.

The beauty of Iyengar Yoga is that the same pose taught carefully can challenge more experienced students.  Other Yoga teachers and trainees often attend my  Wednesday 7 pm classes.  I also teach 3-hour yoga workshops where we can work in more depth.

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.

If you are worried, you should check with your GP.  I ask all new students to complete a health form before 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.

Yoga is different from other forms of exercise. You will not need to drink- it is not recommended.  Sometimes this habit is hard to break, and I allow it.

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 mat (TK Max sells thin, sticky mats for around £10).  You can buy your blocks and belts through me if you want them.  A small blanket can also be helpful.

Rolling over onto your side and curling up in the foetal position. You do not need to leave the class unless you want to.  If you think you may cough/sneeze, you may want to use higher props for relaxation.