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"Change happens through movement and movement heals". Joseph Pilates

First Timers

Its my first time how will I cope?

Our classes are for beginners and you will be encouraged to go at your own pace. You will be guided through all the exercises. If you want you can start wtih practicing this Yoga standing Warrior sequence by clicking here or for Pilates watch this table top position.

Is Yoga or Pilates suitable to me?

The adults yoga class is focussed on stress relief and is suitable for both men and women who are complete beginners or have attended a few classes. 

The Pilates classes are focused on reducing lower back pain. 

For hen parties, family yoga and schools the classes is focussed on having fun or can be tailored to you individuals needs.

What do i need to bring?

  • Water
  • Exercise mat. (mats are available for you if you are new at Sandhya's studio and St Francis Hall)
  • Blanket and cushion. 

Please wear comfortable clothing. Avoid eating a couple of hours before the class or eat lightly if you need to.  Click here to watch my video. 

What type of yoga do you teach?

Gentle Hatha yoga. You are encouraged to go at your own pace. Everybody is different and the classes are a chance for you to accept yourself as you are. If you are inflexible the beginners' classes are perfect for you.

Can you give me an idea of what the class will be like?

Yes here is a video sample of an evening class.

Hen party groups are very different, a video is coming soon.

Do I have to be flexible to practice Yoga?

My moto is: You don't have to be flexible to practice yoga! Yoga will improve your flexibility and help you go beyond your normal range of movement, which may make performing your daily activities easier.

Am I too old for Yoga or Pilates?

Definitely not. I have people up to the age of 70 in my class.

What is the difference between Pilates and Yoga?

Yoga classes offers balance, flexibility endurance, strength, spirituality, and physical movement. Classes are gentle and nourishing. If you like to move and you’re a go-with-the-flow kind of person, yoga might just be your ticket.

Pilates classes focus on core strength, muscle toning, body control, and some flexibility. If you like a more structured workout without the cardio component, chanting or OMing this could be the workout for you.

What type of mat should I use?

For Yoga a sticky mat (4mm+) is best and Pilates a thicker pilates mat (10mm+ thick). However, if you have any knee or back issues you may prefer the thicker Pilates mat as it is more comfortable.

Click here to watch my video.

Can't afford the classes?

Are you able to help with social media / marketing, admin, photos or have another skill you wish to exchange such as massage, gardening, cleaning etc. ? In trade for your hard work you will receive FREE CLASSES.
Send Sandhya your brief bio / talents and availability (days/times).

What can I do if i can't make every week?

You can attend as a drop in. If you know the weeks you can make I can hold a space for you. If not, then text me that week to check for spaces at

I can't attend all classes, what happens?

If you can't make all classes in the same block as you are on holiday or work shifts, you can swap to a different class in the same month.

How do I book?

You can come as a drop in class to see if the class is suitable for you or you can book for the full course straight away. Click here to book.

You don't have to be flexible to practice yoga...