Are your guided meditations available elsewhere?
Yes they are available at most of the major outlets such as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and CDBaby. Downloads and CDs are published in my spiritual name, Jayadevi (meaning Power Goddess).
Will you write an article for my publication / magazine?
I am very happy to discuss writing commissions and articles. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with full information.
Are you available for interview?
Please contact me to discuss your interview request via email@example.com.
Do I need to pre-book before attending a yoga class?
It is helpful to let me know that you will be attending. Spaces are limited so it would be useful to confirm (NB Exmouth Leisure Centre classes are booked directly with the Leisure Centre). Remember you can save money by booking for the whole course and this also guarantees your place particularly in the busy classes. Course bookings are non-refundable.
You can come along with a friend if you like, simply drop me a text or email and your place can be secured.
Can I cancel my yoga workshop booking?
For workshop bookings I will endeavour to sell on your place if you cannot make the event you have booked for. If your place is successfully filled a refund will be offered for the cancellation.
Do I need to attend class earlier if it is my first class?
Just come about 15min before your first class to allow for time to fill out a registration form, discuss any questions you may have and to get comfortable.
What should I wear and what do I need to bring to yoga?
Please dress in loose comfortable exercise clothes (barefoot in the yoga room). Your temperature may vary throughout the class so layers are recommended. You may also like to bring something warm for relaxation at the end of the class.
Please bring a yoga mat to the Exminster, Exmouth and Topsham classes. I will bring a few with me but it is best to bring your own. I will also carry a few blankets but I’d recommend that you also bring a blanket. Lotus Loft is fully equipped with yoga mats, blankets and blocks although you may prefer to bring your own.
Do I wear shoes in class?
No. There is a place to store your shoes at each of the venues during classes. You may wish to wear socks for the beginning and final relaxation.
Should I bring a water bottle with me?
You may bring a water bottle. However, it is suggested that you drink a little before and after, but not during class. During the class, you will put effort into heating up the body and the muscles so that they can be lengthened and stretched – once you take a sip of water, the system is cooled, and some Asanas (yoga postures) become more challenging because the body is no longer warm.
Yoga class preparation
Avoid a heavy meal prior to the practice and do not eat anything for at least two hours before commencing the class.
Is the yoga studio always open?
Doors open 15 minutes before scheduled classes.
What do I do if I’m late or I know I’ll be missing class?
Please try to arrive on time, which means at least 5minutes before the start of class. Please have consideration for your fellow students and try not to interrupt the class by arriving late.
If you do come in after class has started, quietly join the class as soon as you are able and take a minute to centre yourself, and then join in.
If you are running very late (over 30minutes) it is advisable not to rush in order to attend class. All aspects of the class are important so you do not want to miss parts so it is best for you and the class if you do not join too late into the class.
If you will be missing a class, please inform me as soon as you know. This will be much appreciated and will assist with class planning.
What changing facilities do you have?
Changing and toilet facilities are available for men and women at all of the yoga venues. You are welcome to take your valuables (phone, wallet, keys, etc.) inside the yoga room, but please remember to turn off your mobile.
I’m really stiff, I am not too sure yoga is for me. Do you have any advice?
If you are stiff, you are not alone. So many years of our lives we are sitting at a desk, driving in a car, or standing on our feet all day long. The weight of gravity and the weight of our worries can cause a lot of tension and stiffness in our physical bodies. By practicing Yoga, we stretch, lengthen and sometimes go into positions that we never thought we could, in order to bring relief and strength to the short, tense muscles in the body. Regularity and patience are absolutely necessary to stretch out tense and stiff muscles, but over time the body can really change and feel lighter, brighter and much more relaxed. Most of us don’t start out flexible when we go to a Yoga class, and everyone has their strengths and weaknesses, so try not to compare your progress, your body, your postures or anything with anyone else in the class. You are practicing Yoga for you; it is your journey, your process, your body and your mind. The more introspective and patient you are with yourself and where you are with your Yoga practice today, the more beneficial the practice will become for you.
Can I leave class early if necessary?
It is not recommended to leave before the completion of your practice. I respectfully ask you not to leave until class has been closed. Each class ends with a period of final relaxation (savasana) which typically lasts 5-10 minutes.
Savasana is an important aspect of the practice. Most of us live incredibly busy and hectic lives. It is wise to take at least a little time at the end of our practice to assimilate the soothing benefits we have accrued during our practice. It’s the best bit, don’t miss out!
I am pregnant, when can I start with prenatal Yoga?
As with any exercise during pregnancy, you should always get the green light from your clinician before starting Yoga. I recommend that you start with Prenatal Yoga within a specialty class.
Should I consult my Doctor before I start Yoga if I have any health concerns?
I always recommend that if you have special health concerns to consult your Doctor before attending Yoga class or scheduling a private session.
Please take responsibility for your own body, only you know if a posture is right for you. If you become tired or uncomfortable, release from a posture and rest on your mat. Please ask your teacher any questions, at any time.
What is your cancellation policy?
Unfortunately refunds or exchanges cannot be given for classes or workshops. For events with a waiting list I will try to sell your unwanted place.
For retreats & tours please see the individual events for the cancellation policy.
For Lomi Lomi, I operate a 24 hour cancellation policy for appointments whereby I asks clients to give 24 hours notice for cancelling an appointment otherwise the full appointment fee will be charged to cover costs. This also enables me to fit in everyone who wishes to book an appointment and is in line with my room hire commitments.
Can I book you to teach Yoga or offer Lomi Lomi at my retreat centre or spa?
I am available for retreat bookings nationally and internationally so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements and to check availability.