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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

After 25 years of teaching group classes, I have decided to focus on teaching one to ones; it has taken a lot of  intensive training to achieve the qualification necessary for this.

Yoga was originally intended to be taught 121 and my students find it especially beneficial.

if you are unable to do one-to-ones, I still teach face-to-face weekend workshops; I teach on Saturday afternoons in Horsham, West Sussex and Sunday afternoons in Hove, East Sussex.

Students of all levels attend these workshops; from complete beginners to very experienced students even some teachers attend and we all learn side by side. All of my workshop dates are listed on my website with a PayPal button. If you would prefer to book directly you can email me  [email protected]

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.

Sorry, to be fair to everyone, all spaces are on a first-come, first-served basis, and only payment secures your booking.

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 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.