I am so excited to have you in class, I feel very honoured that 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. Having a clear intention will help you look forward to each class and get real benefit from your practice.

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.

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

Get ready for your first class...

Studio classes

All equipment is available for you, however, many students like bringing their own yoga mat for hygiene purposes.

I thoroughly recommend bringing a water bottle to keep you hydrated during class and make mindful pauses along your practice.

Online classes

I suggest you have a mat, a cosy blanket and some cushions around you. From time to time I will recommend you to have some other props like a chair, a strap or belt and you will be notified in advance to have them ready.

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

I suggest you wear comfortable workout clothes (not too loose or too tight) and bring different layers, as your body will warm up as the class progresses and cool down during relaxation (plus we all know the beauty of Melbourne's weather).

Avoid jeans, belts or excessive jewellery, they will restrict your movement and simply be a distraction.

Avoid using perfume for class, intense smells can really distract you and others as well as affecting our breathing (pranayama) exercises.

To be clear and concise, 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 during or 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, yogurt, etc.) to hold you over until after your yoga practice.

Studio Classes

I suggest you arrive 5 minutes before the starting time, that will give you enough time to settle for your practice and connect with other yogis. If it is your first class, arrive 10-15 minutes early so we can discuss any modifications and health considerations.

The studio is a shoe-free zone, please leave your shoes outside the studio in the designated rack and bring your personal belongings with you to the studio.

Please be considerate to others and turn off your mobile phone before class to avoid interruptions and distractions.

If you are running late, please let me know via SMS in advance so I can have your mat ready. Once you arrive, enter the studio quietly if the class has already started.

Classes have limited spaces so, if you are not coming to class, please let me know in advance to give others the opportunity to practice.

Online Classes

Our online session will open up 10 minutes before the official start. We can use this time to chat, connect with others, discuss any specific concerns or requirements and it will give you time to settle. Try to turn off any distractions around your home, like mobile phones, TV or any other devices.

Keep your camera on at all times so I can make sure you practice in a safe manner. Keep your microphone muted during the session.

If for any reason you are running late, please let me know via SMS in advance so I can expect you and let you into the session.

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 and for evening classes, if you can avoid it all together will be wonderful (I promise you it will be ok).
  • Reflect and journal on any insights from your practice
  • After an evening class, eat lightly so your stomach is not full when you go to bed
  • Drink warm water or a herbal tea
  • Make the intention to sleep early 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