New to Yoga?
“I’m not flexible at all…I can’t even touch my toes!!”
“I couldn’t do the things that you guys do…”
“You’ll make me do all that ‘leg behind head’ stuff…”
All common fears as to why people are concerned / worried / scared to join their first yoga class!
Well, we promise you @ FYP we won’t make you feel stupid, out of your depth or ask you to do things you don’t want to do!
Yes Mark & I do some hard, radical things and have been photographed doing such, but those pictures are meant to be inspiring, generally we don’t ask you to do those things in class, or, if we do, we break them down for you… show you the building blocks to work up to that point where you might find your feet fly up in the air!
We run our classes based on who walks in through the door & tailor make them to who we have in front of us. There are always options. We will never leave you hanging or make you feel uncomfortable. Sure you’ll work hard and you WILL work up a sweat, but we guarantee you’ll be able to do most of what we ask you. If there’s a pose you can’t quite move into yet, we’ll offer you a variation.
Our teachers are trained to offer verbal and physical assists / spotting / support for those people that want to find their deeper forward fold or try that handstand they’ve been working on for a while. We can also help you to relax a little deeper into a ‘child’s’ pose. If you would rather not be adjusted by your teacher then that is fine, it is your body – just mention it before class starts & we will not lay our hands on you.
Yoga is a lot more than those ‘peak’ or ‘romantic’ postures (handstand, lotus, forearm balance). It’s about being fit, healthy, breathing, looking after your body, feeling stronger, more energised, more in control of aching lower backs, shoulders etc. Feeling less stressed, peace of mind & yes, over time becoming more flexible.
So if you’re not flexible & can’t touch your toes then you’ve come to the right place, because, let’s face it, EVERYBODY should at least be able to experience that at some point in their lives! And if that’s your goal for the first few months, then we can help.
We have a wide range of classes to suit different concerns: Beginners, 101 with Monica, Mellow Yellow, Yoga at the Dude Ranch (guys only), Mixed Ability, Ramped Up Vinyasa (VERY advanced), Pregnancy, Kids up to 16… sign up using the form, get in touch & we’ll get straight back to you & guide you through the best starting point for you.
We’ll also offer you your first class free!
Everyone should do yoga, as their sole form of movement / exercise or to compliment a much loved running / cycling / gym hobby, so come along, try it out – we promise to get you hooked!
Anna & Mark x