KEVIN JONES YOGA & PILATES | NEW TO CLASS?

If you are new to class then you will find lots of useful information below. Please do feel free to contact us with any questions or queries!

YOGA & PILATES ARE PRACTICES IN MINDFULNESS

BE PREPARED by arriving at least 10 minutes early to register. You can download the registration form & bring the completed form with you on your first class.

BE EQUIPPED: mats, blocks, bricks, belts & resistance bands will be supplied BUT please bring your own equipment where possible for safety & hygiene purposes.

Please bring the following to ALL classes where possible:

  • suitable non-slip Pilates or Yoga mat

  • yoga brick/block

  • yoga strap

  • blanket

  • small towel (if you tend to sweat lots)

  • eye pillow [optional].

BE ON TIME: lateness disturbs the teacher who often has important information to give at the start of class as well as disrupting other students. Sometimes we can't help being late, if so (within 5 minutes of advertised start time only!) just enter the room & sit by the door until the teacher can find you a space.

BE BAREFOOT: I firmly believe that our feet work well naturally if we allow them to move freely & functionally rather than being squashed into shoes (normal feet are not always natural feet!). Please remove your shoes {& socks optionally} & leave them either outside of the studio space or at the back of the room [but away from your mat where they can be a trip hazard].

BE SEEN: checking-in with the teacher before every class; even if just a quick 'hello'.

BE PRESENT: kindly switch your mobile phone to silent or completely turn it off during class; why not leave it at home or in your car so you can really 'disconnect [from technology] in order to connect [to your practice]'?

BE MINDFUL: approach your yoga / Pilates practice with physical calmness & mindful serenity; please arrive early to talk with friends or wait until after class.

BE CAREFUL: place all water bottles & personal items against the walls to keep space around your mat accessible.

BE CONSIDERATE: if you have borrowed a mat or prop, please wipe it down after use & replace the mats & other equipment back neatly.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Jivamukti teachers may use hands-on assists, China GelOrganic Aloe & Lavender Lotion during class; please let the teacher know before class if you would rather be left alone.

YES, PLEASE: I would love to receive hands-on assists during this class.

NO, THANKS: I would prefer not to receive hands-on assists during this class.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO A PILATES CLASS?

 

  • Pilates probably won't get you as warm or sweaty as yoga class!

  • Wear loose comfortable & warm clothing

  • It would be beneficial to be barefoot but please wear socks if you prefer to

  • Have a cardigan, fleece or blanket for relaxation at the end

  • Bring a suitable non-slip mat (yoga or Pilates style)

  • Feel free to bring a bottle of water (unlike yoga, it is okay to drink during Pilates class).