Holistic Therapies

Yoga - What to Consider & Bring

Yoga
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You will need:

A non- competitive attitude! Yoga is an exercise in self exploration not neighbour comparison.

A yoga mat - If you are 6ft, or over, look into investing in a longer mat, trust me, you are worth it!

Comfy clothes - There are alot of keep fit/yoga clothes on the market. Go for breathable natural fibres. Loose fiting but not too baggy. You want to be able to stretch without feeling restricted. For this reason choose longer tops. If you stretch your fingers up to the ceiling you'll want your tummy to  remain covered! Layers are perfect, freedom to adjust with seasonal & personal temperature variations.

A blanket - for the final relaxation. Obviously this one is optional. Most people's body temperature drops quite dramatically during deep relaxation. You can really only let go completely, if you are warm enough.

Water - Though it's not advisable to guzzle during class, you may feel to sip, especially before final relaxation. Try to ensure you arrive already well hydrated, and continue this self care after class.

Food - Please don't eat a large meal before practising yoga! It's too tough on the body. Best not to eat 2 hours before, though 1 piece of fruit, to boost energy levels, up to an hour before, should be digested in time.

Blocks/Straps - If you are used to practising with props, please bring what you need. In Sivananda we use variations to accomodate everyone. However, if you are already used to using them, feel free to continue.

Please let me know - If you have ANY health issues that could be affected. High B.P, Epilepsy, Diabetes, Breaks, Sprains, etc. I am a qualified/insured teacher. I cannot feel what is going on inside your body! By participating in a yoga class with me, you are accepting all responsibility for your own personal wellfare.

Please call me with any queries or concerns.
  • ...the perfect class. If I were an alien and had landed from outer space to there, I would have been pretty darn chuffed...Some people are just born to do things and a yoga class with Angela Oakes makes you feel like everything is well with the world. It's so peaceful at The HolistiCentre...

  • ...The whole body is exercised, every joint, every muscle. There are brief periods of relaxation to allow the body to benefit from the posture & prepare for the next.
    The atmosphere is quiet & calm, a mood partly generated by a short opening chant in Sanskrit.
    There is a longer period of relaxation at the end & I leave with a straight back, head held high & a composure with which to face the day.

  • In taking a yoga class led by Angie I had the amazing sensation of relaxing while exercising! She's a powerful and experienced teacher, able to lead students through poses with just the right amount of challenge; I never got to that "stressed" place I sometimes experience with other teachers, yet I felt I was getting a good workout. I also enjoyed the spiritual energies she brings to the class, which fed me on a number of levels beyond just the physical. I left the class feeling both energized and peaceful, almost as though I'd had a massage! I highly recommend yoga with Angie.

  • I'm completely hooked. Early mornings are generally grim, but now I can get up and stretch! It's awesome! After each class there's a huge sense of relaxation yet with new energy for the next day. No regrets!

  • The class has a friendly atmosphere and Angela cheerfully provides for a wide age range and the varying levels of ability.