Q: I’M A COMPLETE BEGINNER AND TOTALLY INFLEXIBLE. ARE YOUR CLASSES SUITABLE FOR ME?
A: Yes! I have an on-demand Yoga for Beginners course which is a great place to start. My Gentle Hatha, Pregnancy, Postnatal, and Restorative classes are suitable for all levels of experience, including beginners. You don’t need to be flexible, fit or strong to start. That comes as a consequence of practicing yoga; it’s not a prerequisite.
Q: I HAVE AN INJURY OR A MEDICAL CONDITION. IS YOGA SUITABLE FOR ME?
A: If you have an injury or medical condition which may affect your yoga practice, please contact me if you are unsure as to whether the classes are suitable for you.
Q: DO I NEED ANY EQUIPMENT?
A: To start, you will just need a mat. There are many different brands and types of mat, but I'd recommend the Yogamatters sticky mat as a good starting point, or if you'd like to invest for the longer term, I love the Lululemon 5mm reversable mat. There are other items of equipment that are useful, but if you don't have these things you can substitute with objects from around your house. I'd recommend that you have 2 x bricks (substitute with sturdy shoe boxes or hardback books), 1 x block (substitute with a couple of hardback books) and a belt (substitute with a clothes belt, scarf or resistance band). It’s also nice to have a blanket or something warm to pop on for the savasana (relaxation) at the end, so that you’re nice and snug.
Q: WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
A: It’s best to wear comfortable clothing that you can move easily in, such as leggings or shorts and a t-shirt or vest. You don’t need footwear or socks as yoga is done with bare feet.
Q: SHOULD I EAT ANYTHING BEFORE I DO YOGA?
A: It’s best not to eat a heavy meal within two hours before the class. A light snack is fine.
Q: HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO YOGA?
A: Yoga works best when you practise regularly and consistently. So the more often you do it, the more you'll feel the benefits. The beauty of doing yoga at home is that you can make it part of your every day life. Going to a class once a week is great, but there's more value in doing a little bit every day. This doesn't mean you have to do an hour per day - just 10 minutes can make a huge difference. Start with short classes and build up from there.
Q: DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS FOR MAKING YOGA A DAILY HABIT?
A: Yes! You can find lots of information on this in my blogs on how to practise yoga at home and how to establish habits.
Q: WHAT'S THE LATEST I CAN BOOK FOR A LIVE CLASS?
A: You can book 1 minute before the class starts. You'll automatically be sent an email confirmation which will have a link to the Zoom meeting. You can book here.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO CANCEL A CLASS?
A: For both drop ins and class passes, you can cancel and reschedule a class up to 4 hours before it starts. If you cancel a class within 4 hours of the class start time, it cannot be transferred to another date and you will lose the class. If you cancel a class, the new date has to be within 4 weeks of the original booking. Please note that class passes, drop ins, courses and event fees cannot be refunded.
Q: HOW MUCH IS A DROP IN?
A: A drop in costs £10 per class. Our on-demand community receive 10% discount.
Q: HOW DO THE CLASS PASSES WORK?
A: The Ten-Class pass gives you 10 classes and can be used on any class within 90 days (3 months) from the date you first attend. This pass is £80 so it works out at £8 per class. Our on-demand community receive 10% discount.
Q: ARE THERE SET TERM DATES FOR THE CLASS PASSES?
A: No. You can start using the class pass at any time and buy your next one as soon as you use up all your classes or as soon as it expires, whichever occurs first.
Q: IF I HAVE BOUGHT A CLASS PASS, DO I STILL NEED TO BOOK MY PLACE?
A: Yes. You'll need to log in to book your place for each class that you wish to attend. You can book your place for all of the classes in one go when you buy your pass, or individually on a class-by-class basis. When you log in you’ll be able to see how many classes you have remaining and the date that the pass will expire. Remember that if you can no longer attend you can reschedule classes up to 4 hours before the class starts.
Q: CAN MULTIPLE PEOPLE USE THE SAME CLASS PASS?
A: No. One class pass has to be bought per person (or alternatively you can drop in).
Q: CAN CHILDREN COME TO YOUR ADULT CLASSES?
A: Teens aged 12+ are welcome to come to our adult classes, however please contact me prior to booking to discuss the suitability of the class for your son or daughter.
Q: DO YOU RUN LIVE CLASSES DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS?
A: Yes, generally I have classes running all the year around, but I may be away on bank holidays and at Easter and Christmas. My class schedule is always up to date at least 3 weeks in advance.
Q: DO I HAVE TO HAVE MY CAMERA ON?
A: No, you are very welcome to have your camera turned off. If your camera is on, then I can correct you, but this is not essential.
Q: DO ANY MEN COME TO YOUR CLASSES?
A: Yes, I have a number of men who come to my classes.
Q: HOW MUCH IS AN ON-DEMAND SUBSCRIPTION?
A: It's £17 per month or £170 per year for unlimited access to the growing library of classes. I also offer a Yoga for Beginners course which is available to purchase outside of the membership.
Q: HOW OFTEN DO YOU RELEASE NEW CLASSES?
A: There's a minimum of one new class per week.
Q: HOW CAN I VIEW THE CLASSES?
A: You can view the classes on your phone or tablet via my Felicity Wood Yoga app or via my website on your laptop. To view via your TV, you can connect your laptop using a HDMI cable or use Chromecast.
Q: WHAT'S THE QUALITY OF THE VIDEO RECORDING?
A: All the classes are professionally filmed and edited for a high quality audio and visual output.
Q: DO I NEED TO HAVE INTERNET ACCESS TO VIEW THE CLASSES?
A: If you are using the app you can download classes for off-line viewing which is great if you know you will be away from wifi. If you are using the website you'll need internet access.
Q: CAN I ASK YOU QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CLASSES?
A: Yes, you can ask questions and leave comments below each of the classes, and also via the forum section. If you would like to ask questions privately then you can always contact me. We also have regular gatherings for my members via zoom, and we have a Facebook community where you ask questions and share experiences. If you have any technical questions about your subscription or about the functionality of the platform you can contact our support team.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY PLACE ON A WORKSHOP OR RETREAT?
A: Should you wish to cancel your place on a workshop or retreat, payments are not refundable and are not transferrable to future events.
Q: DO YOU OFFER GIFT VOUCHERS?
A: Yes. You can find out more about my gift vouchers here.
Q: DO YOU OFFER PRIVATE TUITION?
A: Yes. I can teach you via Zoom, or in your home or workplace at a time that suits you. There are more details on our private tuition page.
Q: WHEN CAN I START PREGNANCY YOGA CLASSES AND HOW FAR INTO MY PREGNANCY CAN I CONTINUE?
A: My Pregnancy yoga classes are suitable from 14 weeks onwards and you can continue all the way until the birth of your baby. There are more details on my Pregnancy Yoga page. You might also like to try my on-demand pregnancy yoga classes.
Q: WHEN CAN I START POSTNATAL YOGA CLASSES AND WHEN WILL MY BABY BE TOO OLD?
A: My Postnatal yoga classes are suitable from 6 weeks after the birth of your baby and you can continue for as long as you'd like to. There are more details on my Postnatal Yoga page. You might also like to try my on-demand postnatal yoga classes.