[wptabs type=”accordion” style=”wpui-light” effect=”slide” mode=”horizontal” background=”false”][wptabtitle]Where are the classes held? – venue, facilities & directions[/wptabtitle]
[wptabcontent]The Dance Studio. Woodford County High School. High Road. Woodford Green. Essex IG8 9LA
Visit http://www.woodford.redbridge.sch.uk/ for directions and nearest tube and train lines. Buses that stop directly outside are W13, 20 & 179 . If driving use the Vehicle Entrance beside the bus stop on the main road (High Road), which will lead you left to the glass fronted Sports Hall. You can park anywhere in this area.[/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle]What is Yoga and what equipment is provided?[/wptabtitle]
Yoga – has 8,440,000 different asanas (exercises) with hundreds of different Yogic styles and hundreds of pranayamas (breathing techniques) yoga is a mind body connection, not just a quiet meditation. Adrian teaches Hatha, Vinyasa flow & Classic Ashtanga open to all abilities for greater strength, balance fluidity & co-ordination using various pranayama. Precision is necessary for every posture (asana) however well practiced you are and you will be physically stretched as Adrian mixes yogic styles introducing the more challenging Ashtanga into his classes if the groups is able to do so safely. You will not be doing any guided meditation as the focus is on the asana element of the 8 limbs of yoga, you will be doing pranayama (breathing), drishi (focal points), mudhras (hand gestures) and bhundas (internal locks) .
Yoga mats are provided though we recommend using your own for hygiene purposes . Bring your own block, bricks and a strap or belt if you want to be fully equipped[/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle]I’m not sure what I need – can you analyse my health and well being for me?[/wptabtitle]
[wptabcontent]Absolutely, in fact most of us need to have an annual professional analysis of what’s not working in our lives, which minerals, vitamins and nutrients your body is actively telling you it is lacking, the levels of stress or sleep deprivation etc, simply to accommodate the effects on your hormones and physical and neurological well being . I have no problem referring you to other professionals should they offer services (like acupuncture or reflexology) so I recommend booking an appointment with Holistic Health & Disease Prevention consultant Natasha Soliar offers a 20 minutes FREE session [/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle]What do I bring to my 1st class? [/wptabtitle]
- Completed Physical Questionnaire – besides being an insurance necessity it helps instructors help you during the class . If you are currently pregnant I will need send you an additional Pregnancy Physical Questionnaire ..
- Mat – Pilates & Swiss Ball .Gliders can use 2 large bath towels to lie on if you don’t have a proper Pilates or Yoga mat. Yoga students MUST have non slip Yoga mat mats are at the venue .
- Bottled water or non-carbonated drinks to keep you hydrated.[/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle]What do I wear?[/wptabtitle]
Pilates: socked feet . stretchable clothing
Lots of sportswear is non stretchable (e.g has no lycra or elastane content) which restricts and harbours your movement and is unsuitable for exercise classes. Baggy loose clothing is fine as are short Hijab’s (to avoid being caught in excess fabric) but body hugging / fitted clothing is always best for you to see exactly what your body is doing.[/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle]What are the fees?[/wptabtitle]
[wptabcontent] Classes are from £9.95 with FREE session when you book by 5th January or when you bring two new friends. Single drop in sessions are £11.95 . All classes must be pre-paid online at least 24 hours in advance so we knwo we have the space and can limit numbers to 15 maxiumum
[wptabtitle]Do I need a separate Health Questionnaires for different classes I attend or when using my Carnet?[/wptabtitle]
[wptabcontent] Yes simply because you may be taught by different instructors and we only have the Helath Questionnaires of the students who have booked for that specific class. We will need fresh your Physical Questionnaires for each type of class you attend which will have your emergency contact person on it as well . These Health Questionnaires are a legal and insurance necessity – you cannot be taught without it. [/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle]I can’t make every week so can I split a course with a friend? [/wptabtitle]
[wptabcontent] Yes you can if you’re pre booking a full course of classes . If you a have a friend who is as pressed for time as you are and who can’t attend every week I offer you the facility to book one course and split it between the two of you (you decide who attends which week). Simply book online, emailing me the names of who the two people splitting the sessions are and I’ll send each of you each the relevant Health Questionnaires. You then decide between you who is attending which sessions, email me 24 hours before a class so we have a record of who is attending which class ( you will decide between you who gets the free session if you’ve booked before the deadline date for that bonus.
I know of no other course facilitators, public or private who offer this service so I hope it helps save you money by sharing the weeks between you[/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle]Which level is suitable for me?[/wptabtitle]
[wptabcontent] Don’t worry if you’ve never done classes before or if you’re “rusty”, everything will be demonstrated and explained fully before you try it. If you’re well verse in our classes you’ll be progressed within the group to your higher level so whatever your ability, our teaching is tailor made for each & every individual student. [/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle]Will I ache after your classes?[/wptabtitle]
[wptabcontent]Depending on how physically active you are before we meet will determine which type of aching you will experience. The aches and pains experienced in my classes, and often 3-4 days later, are anatomically constructive and controlled, (i .e by design / meant to be) therefore are not physically detrimental to you. Clients fall into two categories of pain threshold:
- Physical Inactive: you will be aching because you are not used to putting your body in the correct position it was designed to be in, you have little or no body awareness so my classes will be mentally and physically demanding until you adopt these principles as part of your every day existence. This is the equivalent of having braces on your teeth: there will be discomfort and aching until the teeth are in the correct position which takes time and perseverance. You are also trying to break the bad postural habits of decades unless you have, and maintained, a dance or gymnastics background .
- Physically Active – you too will be aching due to me pushing your boundaries both mentally and physically during a class to ensure you maintain the standard that you’ve established and to progress onwards doing harder and more demanding activities.[/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle]What about the “bring two friends and you come for free” offer?[/wptabtitle]
[wptabcontent] Bring two new paying friends to any class and you will be refunded for that session in the manner that you paid. It’s my thank you for promoting my classes to like minded people . All students must be doing the same class at the same time and the free session is only viable with new people you introduce to the classes. [/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle]I’m pregnant can I still join your classes?[/wptabtitle]
[wptabcontent] Yes but only if we ahve taught you before your pregnancy as you will be prone to hyper extensiona nd hyper-flexiobility which, if this is not how you’d normally work, will lead to arthritis and joint weakness post birth
For those who are pregnant an additional Physical Questionnaire and Insurance Disclaimer will be emailed to you – do ask for that before attending – and your GP, Mid Wife or medical professionals permission is expected and is your responsibility to seek these before joining any of my classes. If attending a Pilates or Yoga class when pregnant you will need to bring additional pillows and / or bolsters for support or a rolled up rug / blanket – the more you bring the more support you will benefit from and this is especially crucial from the second trimester onwards.[/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle]Do you have women only / men only / disabled only sessions? [/wptabtitle]
[wptabcontent] It would be best for you t o book a private session so you can select exactly who you wish to attend . [/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle]What are the age limits for your classes?[/wptabtitle]
[wptabcontent]For fitness classes there is no lower or upper age limit set by legislation though we’d always recommend seeking the advice of your GP or consultant when starting exercise programs.
All Solari UK Professionals are fully and regularly CRB checked (Criminal Records Buereau) so approved to work with children of all ages, special needs adults and all learning groups. We have no problem being CRB checked for your own institution should you require it.[/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle]Should I exercise if I’m tired or unwell?[/wptabtitle]
[wptabcontent]No reputable exercise instructor will EVER advise working out when your fatuigued or unwell. If you think about how dangerous it is to drive or work large machinery when you’re unwell or tired, as it compromises reflexes and concentration which will cause accidents, the same is true of exercise. Though this seems to be common sense many people turn up to classes when hugely fatigued or ill and create more problems for themselves and the instructors teaching them. You get no credit for simply turning up, it’s the quality of the work you do that should be important to you.[/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle]How late can I arrive at your classes?[/wptabtitle]
[wptabcontent]You will not be admitted if you are late to any of our classes. You cannot afford to miss the beginning of any session as all vital for your own health & safety because;
- vital instructions and safety measures are reinforced within the first 5 mins of a class
- a proper warm up for all classes is a Health & Safety requirement
- in fairness to the other participants who will be disturbed, will have the instructors attention diverted or would be asked to move to make room for later comers.[/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle]Do I need any supplements? if so what do I specifically need?[/wptabtitle]
[wptabcontent] The answer is YES because the RDA’s set by the EU are based on the 70 year old requirement of the Second World War when life expectancy was considerably lower. I would only recommend 100% potency products by internationally renowned USANA as they are guaranteed for quality, purity and are the No1 products in the world class athletes .Please go toUSANA Health Sciences section or email for more details [/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle]When to call if I need information not already listed here?[/wptabtitle]
[wptabcontent] Hours to phone are 10am – 21.30pm BST for all enquiries or booking classes on 020 8523 5145 . Calls will not be responded to outside these hours but email will be.[/wptabcontent]