NEW TO YOGA? START HERE

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The easiest way to start is doing our 3 weeks for £30 (New Mila yogis only)

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>> WHAT IS YOGA?

Yoga can be whatever you make it. Yoga can help improve your strength, flexibility and balance. Chances are it will also increase your energy and overall feeling of well being.

>> WHICH STYLE OF YOGA DO WE OFFER?

Our focus at YogaMila is authentic yoga.

Most of what we practice and teach is based on Hatha Yoga, the traditional foundation of most yoga practiced today. Over the last century or so different styles have emerged based on individual teachers’ interpretations of the original form; Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow, and others, many of which you will find here at YogaMila.

Which 'style' you practice will depend on which class you choose to attend, but they all lead in the same direction: all-round well-being. It is said: ”there are many paths up the mountain but the view from the top is the same"

>> WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A CLASS?

Partly that depends on what you hope to get from it. But mostly it depends on which class you attend, since they are all different. Please see the Teachers page for details of the styles of yoga on offer at Mila.

>> WHAT IF I’M A COMPLETE BEGINNER?

The best place to start is with a call or email- that way we can quickly assess your situation and make appropriate suggestions. Unless you qualify to join an open class right away we’ll probably enrol you in a beginners’ class for 4 weeks, in which time you will learn enough to be at home in most classes.

If that doesn’t suit you for some reason the best way forward is usually a few private classes (in the studio or at home) designed to teach you what you’d learn in a beginners’ course.

>> WHAT SHALL I WEAR?

Comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely. We practice in bare feet but do feel free to bring socks and something warm to be comfortable during relaxation.

>> BUT I CAN'T EVEN TOUCH MY TOES?

Never mind, you probably will with regular practice.

>> I REALLY WANT TO BE 'GOOD' AT YOGA?

You already are- you just don’t know it. In Yoga practice you are as good as you are. What matters most is that you are aware of your abilities and limitations and practice accordingly. Improvement is the inevitable reward.

>> WHAT SHALL I BRING?

Mats and props are provided but you’re welcome to bring your own if you prefer, otherwise just yourself and a positive intention.

>> HOW DO I PREPARE FOR CLASS?

Stay hydrated throughout the day and try not to eat for about two to three hours before your class (if necessary have a light snack).