FAQs about classes
I've never done yoga before, does that matter?
Not at all! Over half of my yoga students were complete beginners when they joined and classes are structured to be accessible for anyone. Full instructions are given for all the postures and different variations to account for the fact that every body is different. Check out the testimonials below to find out what the classes are like to attend.
I'm not very flexible, is that a problem?
The most common thing I hear from people who are considering joining a yoga class is that they’re worried because they’re not very flexible. It’s not a problem at all. Most people have lifestyles that reduce flexibility over time, whether that’s due to lots of sitting at a desk or playing sports or running without doing thorough warm-ups/cool-downs. The great thing about yoga is that you don’t have to be flexible to get started, but if you build in a regular yoga practice, you will notice your flexibility improving steadily over time.
Do I need specialist equipment or clothes?
An at-home yoga practice doesn’t require anything specific to get started. If you have a yoga mat or any other fitness mat, that would be ideal, but if you don’t, you can do the session on the floor or on a blanket or towel. No specialist clothes are required for yoga, just choose something comfortable like leggings or shorts and a vest or T-shirt that you have good range of movement in. If you do decide you would like a yoga mat, I use a basic one from Yoga Matters which is £20+ postage.
How does the online class work? Do I need good IT skills?
The online classes are extremely easy to access with very limited IT skills required. Book onto any classes you would like to attend via the booking section below. You will then receive an email with your booking confirmation and a link for a platform called zoom. If you’ve never used zoom before, you might want to watch this useful tutorial and it’s worth logging on 15 minutes before your first class to give you time to set everything up. It is very straight forward though and once you’ve set zoom up on your tablet or laptop, in future you will just need to click on the link to join.
Is there a cost for the online classes?
No, all classes are free to attend. If you get value from the class and can afford to, I would love for you to make a donation to Yorkshire Yoga via my GoFundMe page. Yorkshire Yoga is a charity based in my home town of Knaresborough that aims to make Yoga accessible to everyone in the community. It’s the first place I learned yoga and I’d love to support it through donations through my classes.
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I have never done yoga before Sam's classes and have found them nothing but encouraging and supportive. I feel the pace and difficulty of the class is perfect and I always feel so much better. I would highly recommend Sam to any of my friends and family interested in yoga.
Sam is an amazing yoga teacher. I didn't think it would be for me, however after trying it once I am hooked and will never look back. Any men who play sports and feel they are not flexible, I would recommend trying yoga out with Sam, I'm feeling more flexible every day.
Sam's classes are a wonderful reminder to be kind and gentle to ourselves. Sam is warm and welcoming and her classes are perfect for a complete beginner or an advanced yogi. They are a breath of hopeful fresh air during these claustrophobic times.
I love my yoga sessions with Sam. Her instructions are very easy to follow and she gives scope for different levels of ability. After just a few weeks I feel more flexible and very proud of what I can achieve.
In yoga classes, Sam encourages you to listen to your body and really take notice of what your body needs that day. Her classes are accessible to everyone, no matter what age, size or gender - her classes are a safe space for everyone.
I'm a complete convert to Yoga thanks to Sam. Her love and skill for yoga shines through every move. Since her classes, I have more strength and flexibilty, which at 55 I'm thrilled about!.....a truly amazing teacher.
Sam has transformed and changed my life. She is one of the most peaceful, calming and beautiful souls I have ever met. She has taught me to see the world in a different, more colourful and vibrant way.