I am fully trained by the British Wheel of Yoga (http://www.bwy.org.uk) and prefer to teach a more gentle style which is suitable for beginners as well as the more experienced, looking for a less vigorous yoga practice.
Yoga is a form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility), breathing and relaxation techniques. The practice originated in India about 5,000 years ago, and has been adapted in other countries in a variety of ways. In my class, there is no religion involved, just a state of mind, body and wellbeing.
My personal style of yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance. There’s some evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains – including lower back pain – depression and stress. (http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/yoga.aspx)
Any of my classes would be an especially good place to start with if you are feeling a little stiff or out of shape.
When you come, try to wear some comfortable clothes that allow you freedom of movement, bring a yoga mat if you have one, and a blanket or towel as a cover or to lie on for the final relaxation part of the class.
I always carry a supply of spare mats to be borrowed or purchased if you require one.