Stay Young Yoga
Worcester based classes
What to expect during the classes?


When you come to my classes for the first time, I will ask you to fill a questionnaire about your general health and any injury you may have had in the past: this is to ensure I can guide you safely into all the poses we do.
The questionnaire is also there to find out what you expect of your yoga sessions and again this is so I can guide you towards your goals, whether they are to become stronger, more flexible, less stressed, lose weight, etc.
The questionnaire is completely confidential.

The classes start with an initial 5mn or so of breath awareness which enables us to re-center ourselves, put aside our busy lives and awaken our receptivity to the practice ahead.
We then warm-up and start mobilising every joint of the body. Then come the asanas that I like to link with the breath into vinyasas: a flow of asanas resembling dancing. Some asanas will also be held for a few deep breaths, so this can be quite slow.
You can make it as gentle or as strong as you want or feel like on the day: the practice is on your mat. I will give you modifications or variations alike if you want to take it easy or deepen your practice.
The last 10mn/15mn are dedicated to reflecting on your practice, first with breathing techniques (pranayama), optional meditation and a final deep relaxation. This will leave you energised yet relaxed and feeling good about yourself.
I do not use chanting in my classes.
Group classes are about 1h15mn long. Individual classes can be as long as 1h30.

What to wear? what to bring?
Yoga is done is a warm environment but layers of comfortable clothes are best: a tee-shirt and long sleeve top and leggings. They must be loose enough so you can easily get into the poses but not too loose in case we do inversions on the day.
I have spare mats and props if needed but if you have any of your own, please bring them.
If you decide yoga is for you, then purchasing a mat is a good idea for hygienic reasons. I will be able to guide you where to buy one.

After a class, I like to send my students emails with links, either articles found in the specialised press or poses/techniques they might want to explore at home to encourage a home practice. They will always be poses or techniques we have previously done so they can be done safely on your own. I believe this has proven useful in the past but if you do not want to receive any email, let me know and I will take you off the list.

I am readily available via email or phone. I also try to send little updates via Twitter and Facebook and stay up to date with Kino McGregor's (and sometimes others') challenges on Instagram.