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Welcome to your yoga practice!

I am so excited to have you in class, I feel very honoured you have chosen me to share this journey with you.

As your first-class approaches, you may like to reflect on the reasons you decided to join. Take some time to get those reasons clear, having the why in mind will help you look forward to each class and get real benefit from each session.

Below you will find some information that might be useful to get ready for your first class.

Please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns; know that I am always here for you.

With much love and gratitude,

Mariana xx


 Your Safety is my Priority

In order to support you to practice safely, some of the practices need to be modified or not done at all if certain health issues are present.

Please complete this form as thoroughly as possible. All information will be handled with care and will be kept strictly confidential.

Health and Intentions Form

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FAQ

All equipment like mats, blocks, blankets, belts and eye packs are available for you to use. If you prefer to bring your own mat, that is perfect too.

I thoroughly recommend bringing a water bottle to keep you hydrated during the session. As we use essential oils during the class, it would be really great if you have one that is stainless steel or glass.

Mostly, I invite you to bring an open mind and an attitude of curiosity!

Wear comfortable workout clothes (not too loose or too tight). 

I also recommend that you wear layers, as your body will warm up as the class progresses and cool down during relaxation.

Leave your jeans, belts or excessive jewellery at home, since they will restrict your movement and simply be a distraction.

I suggest avoiding wearing perfume for your class, as this could distract you and others.

Simply put, yoga on a full stomach does not feel good! I suggest you avoid eating a major meal before class. I know this is sometimes a challenge, particularly for an evening class that may fall after your typical dinner time. In this case, try to eat a hearty, late lunch, or simply have a light snack before class (like a piece of fruit, dried fruit, nuts, yoghurt, etc.) to hold you over until after your yoga practice.

What should I do when I arrive?

Please arrive about 5-10 minutes before your first class. This will give you time to get settled. Remove your shoes as you enter the room and leave your belongings with your shoes or at the side of the room.

Please turn off your cell phone as soon as you arrive!

Please arrive on time. If your any reason you are running late, please enter quietly to respect the practice of other students. Thank you.

After class...

Remember to take all your belongings including personal mats, jumpers, water bottles, jewellery, keys, etc.

To make sure you keep the benefits of the class after you leave the room, I thoroughly recommend:

  • Give yourself some time after class before looking at your mobile phone again. Try waiting until you get home or even better, until the following morning (I promise you will survive without it) 

  • Leave slowly

  • Drive/Walk slowly

  • Listen to calm music

  • Eat lightly

  • Drink warm water or a herbal tea

  • Make the intention to sleep early that night

  • Avoid watching TV or any electronic devices that night

  • If you need to do things around the house that can’t wait for the next day, try practising meditation or deep breathing before bed

I hope you find this information useful, please let me know if you have any other questions or comments to make your practice an enjoyable one.