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: In light of the current global pandemic, please bring your own equipment where possible for health, safety & hygiene purposes. Communal mats, blocks, bricks, belts & resistance bands will also be available where needed.
It would be good to bring the following to ALL classes where possible:
non-slip Pilates or Yoga mat
yoga bricks, blocks & strap
small towel (if you tend to sweat lots)
eye pillow [optional].
BE ON TIME: Sometimes we can't help being late to class, so if you do arrive after the advertised start time then enter the room quietly & wait for the teacher to find find you a space. Please remember that lateness disturbs both the teacher & other students & it is often at the beginning of class when important information is given. Better to be early (the teacher is often on-site up to 15 minutes prior to class starting).
BE BAREFOOT: We 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!). So, do your feet a favour & take class barefoot (socks optional in winter of course). Please leave all footwear either outside of the studio space or at the back of the room to avoid trip hazards.
BE SEEN: Check-in with the teacher before every class; even if just a quick 'hello'.
BE PRESENT: Kindly switch any mobile phones to either silent or completely off whilst in the studio space. Why not even leave your mobile phone at home or in your car & spend an hour 'digitally detoxing' in order to connect with your practice fully?
BE MINDFUL: Approach your practice with physical calmness & mindful serenity. Please arrive early to talk with friends or wait until after class but be aware of other students who might enjoy quiet immediately before & after class.
BE CAREFUL: Please place all water bottles, shoes, clothing & personal items against the walls to keep space around your mat accessible. Bring only what is essential into class.
BE CONSIDERATE: If you have borrowed a mat or prop, please wipe it down after use & replace the mats & other equipment as you found them.
(* there will be no hands-on assists in class during the current global pandemic)
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
There are many benefits to taking class barefoot but please feel free to wear socks if you prefer
Have a cardigan, fleece or blanket for warmth during relaxation at the end of class
Bring a suitable non-slip mat - yoga mats are often thinner but have more grip whereas Pilates mats are thicker & spongy but have less grip
Feel free to bring some water - unlike during yoga practices, it is okay to drink during Pilates class.