Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of yoga do you teach?

I teach a dynamic and physical style of yoga called Tantric Hatha Vinyasa. Classes typically combine a blend of flowing Vinyasa movement with classic Asana postures, focusing physically on core Bandha engagement with correct postural alignment, accompanied by visualisation techniques and powerful Pranayama breath control exercises. With verbal cures, visual demonstrations, and hands on adjustment from Roo throughout, this complete physical practise is a great way to address any areas of muscular imbalance or discomfort in the body. Sessions typically open and close with guided mindfulness based meditations and relaxation to leave you feeling empowered, energised, and ready to face life’s challenges.

 

 

Are your classes suitable for beginners?

I welcome all levels of students in my public classes, from total beginners to long-term practitioners. So whether you are someone who barely knows your fingers from your toes, or are doing handstands before breakfast, I offer a complete and comprehensive class with structured options to suit all levels and body types.

My main priority in classes always is you, the student, so I am more than happy to adapt my lesson plans to suit your wishes and needs. If you are nervous or feel uncomfortable for any reason about practising in a larger group setting, please see the section on private sessions to find out more about working with me in a 1-to-1 or small group setting.

For yogis with a taste for challenge and adventure in their practise, now is the time to discover new ways of connecting both on and off the mat, and push the limits of your asana, both mentally and physically. I would first encourage you to attend my public classes, as I understand the frustrations that come from being in a class and waiting for permission from the teacher to go deeper or try the next step. I always strive to work to the highest denominator in my class, so my aim is to challenge you, no matter what level you are at.

 

Do many men come to your classes?

Although still a largely female dominated practise, I have seen more and more men coming to the mat. Yoga was designed around 4000 years ago by men and even today a lot of the traditional postures are much better suited to the male body. What’s more, yoga is not just about flexibility, it is about strength too!

Around 30% of all my students are male, so in a class of 10 students or more, it is unlikely you’d be the only man. It’s a growing shift, come along and see for yourself.

What should I bring to class?
All you need to bring is yourself, a bottle of water perhaps, and, if you like, something warm to put on to keep you warm during relaxation. In most cases gyms and studios provide mats and equipment. If not, such as in a corporate or private setting, I will provide you with everything you need myself.
Please wear clothes that you are comfortable moving in (gym kit is perfect), and if you want to, and do feel free bring along a pillow or blanket to provide yourself with some additional comfort. Yoga is traditionally practised with bare feet. Some people like to wear special yoga grip socks, which is fine with me so long as your toes are able to move freely.

When and where do you teach?

I teach mostly in and around the Birmingham Harborne, Edgebaston and Moseley area. Your best bet is to check out my latest timetable and see what classes work for you. Please visit the individual gym/clubs websites for more details of how to book:

Harborne Pool & Fitness

Moseley Yoga

University of Birmingham Sports

How much do classes cost?

Again, sessions vary in price depending on location (usually between £5 and £10 a class)- please follow the links above to find out more.

Still have a question?

Please submit any queries to Roo via the contact form below:

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1 thought on “Frequently Asked Questions”

  1. Hi Katie,
    How lovely to hear from you! And how nice to have YogiApproved company on this side of the ocean!! Haha! I’d love to connect, that’s what it’s all about. My Facebook is Roo Frith 🙂 I’ll definitely check out your blog too- I would love to find out more about reiki and chakra balancing, I’m having my first reiki head massage later this week so hoping to learn a lot about it.
    Namaste
    Roo

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