Beginners Yoga Weekly Class

with Fi Lundie

What to expect

 

We know beginning yoga can be daunting so we’ve designed this weekly class to be relaxed & enjoyable while at the same packed full of information that will allow you to learn the basic foundational poses so you can easily and quickly move into one of our level 1-2 classes and beyond.

 

Your teacher Fi, is also a chartered Physiotherapist so you are in extremely capable hands. She is able to teach you in a way that is accessible for anyone to join the class.

We did a class with Fi and she was just wonderful – her narration and support through the class was thorough. I am not in the best shape and I did not feel conscious of this at any point – Fi’s gentle guidance helped me to use the props to work with my body and afterwards I felt like every inch of me was nicely stretched and worked.
What to bring/ how to prepare

 

Yoga mats, blankets, bolsters & eye pillows are provided.

Please wear comfortable clothes, something that you can easily move and stretch in.

 

Suitable for all levels.

 

If you have any questions please contact us on 07774 311 227or email info@limehouseyoga.com

 

* If you want to chat please do not hesitate to contact us as we want to help.

Many people think that they need to be flexible to begin yoga, but that’s a little bit like thinking that you need to be able to play tennis to take tennis lessons.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be flexible to do yoga?

Most definitely not! Practicing yoga will make you more flexible but the benefits from a regular yoga practice are far greater than flexibility.

 

EveryBODY can practice yoga. Many people think that they need to be flexible to begin yoga, but that’s a little bit like thinking that you need to be able to play tennis to take tennis lessons. Yoga is more than just stretching, its calming, meditative and as a by-product you will get stronger and more flexible, but flexibility is only one aspect of it. You will gain strength, coordination and a sense of physical confidence and overall well-being.

How much does it cost?
We offer various passes. The more you buy the cheaper it becomes.

 

Drop-in: £12

5 Class Pass: £48

10 Class Pass: £90

Introductory 3 Class Pass: £30

How to buy either a Introductory Pass, 5 or 10 Class Pass
How do I book?
Using the arrows on the calendar below, navigate to the next Tuesday and click the book button
Do I need to bring my own mat and what do I wear?

We have studio mats for you to use, however we advise you to eventually buy your own mat. We sell a small select range of yoga mats that we recommend/use ourselves. Cheap yoga mats are ok to start with, but you will feel the difference in a high-quality yoga mat as it will make your practice far more enjoyable. Cheap thin mats don’t offer the support and comfort that a higher quality mat provides.

 

Wear comfortable clothing with layers that are easily removed or added to allow for changes in body temperature during class. Be ready to practice in bare feet. This is the traditional (and safest) way to practice. One thing that we would recommend is to wear a top that you can keep on until you warm up and that you can put on at the end of a class, especially for Shavasana (relaxation).

How Is Yoga Different From Stretching or Other Kinds of Fitness?

Unlike stretching or fitness, yoga is more than just physical postures. Yoga is unique because we connect the rhythm of our breath to the movement of the body. Connecting the mind, body, and breath helps us to direct our attention inward.

 

Through this process of inward attention, we learn to recognize our habitual thought patterns without labelling them, judging them, or trying to change them. We become more aware of our experiences from moment to moment. The awareness that we cultivate is what makes yoga a practice, rather than a task or a goal to be completed. Your body will most likely become much more flexible by doing yoga, and so will your mind.

How Many Times Per Week Should I Practice?

Yoga is amazing – even if you only practice once a week, you will experience the benefits of the practice. If you can do more than that, you will certainly experience more benefits. We suggest practicing as often as you can throughout the week. We have the beginner’s class on Tuesday evening at 6.15 and a Foundations class on a Wednesday morning at 9.30. If you are completely new to Yoga, we suggest starting with one of these classes and then you can add more classes as you feel more confident. You will likely find that after a while your desire to practice expands naturally and you will find yourself doing more and more

Your Teacher

Fi is a tremendous trio of Yoga Teacher, Chartered Physiotherapist and Specialist Soft Tissue Therapist.

She first started practising as a student of yoga 20 years ago in Australia while travelling.

in 1993, Fi qualified from Bath School of Physiotherapy and after gaining post-graduate experience, spent 12 years living and working in New Zealand. Fi received her training in Soft Tissue, Massage and Sports Therapy in Christchurch in 2006. During her time in NZ she badly injured her back and pretty much had to learn to walk again.

On returning to the UK in 2015, she worked as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Sports Massage Therapist and a friend advised her to ‘check out Lime House Yoga’. Three years later Fi managed to make it to studio, knocked on the door, was greeted by Jock and felt like she was meeting an old friend. She practiced as student with Jock for a year, before completing her 300hr Yoga Teacher Training here at Lime House in 2019. Her knowledge of anatomy and physiology now plays a strong part in her yoga teachings.

Fi says, ‘I’ve come a long way in a few years under the guidance of amazing teachers and the nurturing environment which is LHY. My favourite practice is morphing and evolving – my basis/foundation in Iyengar is invaluable for rehab and physio. Starting Ashtanga with Jock built up my strength, so while Iyengar makes you stable, controlled, and aligned, the combination of both gives the best of all worlds.

Yoga is infinite. Physio is the centre of my wheel and now yoga surrounds it, keeping everything oiled, keeping it turning.’

Find Fi at Lime House on Tuesdays for Beginner’s Yoga 6:15-7:30pm and Wednesdays for Foundations Yoga 9:30-11am.