Do I need to bring or wear anything special?
No. The studio has mats, as well as extra props we may use from time to time, like blocks, cushions and blankets. Dress in comfy clothes that you can move in easily. Some classes will be slow moving, so bring along an extra layer in case you cool down.
Are the classes suitable for everybody?
They are suitable for all ages and abilities. Most people usually find the lessons very gentle, even if recovering from injury. It helps if you can get down onto a mat on the floor and up again. If you want to let me know about any limitations or challenges, I can work with you to adapt the classes and make them suitable.
How do the block bookings work?
Flexibly, as we know routines can change!
We encourage you to buy a block of weekly classes to give yourself the chance to fully find out about the benefits of ‘Awareness through Movement’ classes, before deciding if they are for you. You will also make a saving, compared to paying for single classes. You will receive a stamped card to keep track of how many classes you have left in your paid-for block.
You can take a week off at any time, or let a friend come to class in your place. If you want to do this, please let me know the week before, so I can keep an eye on the maximum numbers in each session and know who to expect.
If you’re new to ‘Awareness through Movement’ and want to try out a class for the first time, you can book a one-off taster class. Please let me know when you plan to come. After that, we would like to encourage you to book a block and try out classes for a few weeks. We are not sure that one session is enough for you to notice the difference the classes can make or for the teacher to get to know your body and adapt the classes for you.
Do you do drop-ins?
We would prefer not to take drop-ins. For personal attention and plenty of space, we like to keep numbers in class limited and can do this if we know in advance who is coming. If you turn up on the off-chance and there is a space, we will be happy to welcome you. It helps if you can bring the correct change, thank you.
Places for workshops are secured upon payment being received. Workshops will go ahead once minimum numbers are reached. So, please sign up in good time. You will be telephoned or emailed if the course is not going ahead and your fee will be refunded in full. If you cancel your workshop within a week of the date, there will be a 50% administrative fee.