What style yoga do you teach?

 

Like many teachers, I draw on multiple styles of yoga in my classes, such as Iyengar, Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Vinyasa, and more.  

I describe my yoga classes as slow-flow yoga. As we flow through sequences of poses, bringing awareness to our alignment and breath, we strengthen and calm our bodies and minds. By taking our time to settle into the poses we allow ourselves to tap into the mind-body-soul connection.  As we learn to listen to our bodies, we begin to benefit from the healing powers present within ourselves. My goal is to help guide you into the poses and flows with proper alignment, while connecting to your breath, and calming your mind.

I've never done yoga before... 

 

For first timers I recommend a private one-on-one session to learn some of the basic building blocks of the practice. Once you have those skills and awareness, you will have an easier time keeping up with a regular class, and will be working from a healthier, safer place.

What should I wear/ bring?

Wear clothing that is comfortable to move around in, even while upside down. Bring a mat, water, and a small towel if you’d like.

Do I need my own mat?

 

For hygienic reasons I recommend that people use their own mats. (Also, if you have your own, you might find yourself using it at home in between classes…)

If you do not have your own mat, you can rent one for 5 NIS.

In what language is the class taught?

 

Classes are taught using mainly body language and English. Hebrew is incorporated as needed. Minimal English skills are suggested to feel comfortable participating in a class.

What is your cancellation policy?

Private classes canceled within 24 hours will be paid in full. 

Tips and Etiquette....

 

  • Avoid eating 1-2 hours prior to practicing yoga.

  • Arrive 5-10 minutes before class to physically and mentally settle in before class begins.

  • Turn off cell phones (vibrating phones are still distracting)

  • Bring a mat, water, and a towel if you’d like (write your name on them!)

  • Practice good hygiene, and don’t wear scents.

  • Avoid walking on other people’s mats.

  • Keep your eyes and focus on your own mat and practice.

  • Talk with quiet voices before and after class.

  • If you have to leave early, please respect those around you, and do so quietly.

  • Enjoy, Laugh, Have Fun!

Where do you teach?

Most of my classes are in my home studio in Efrat. I also teach privately in people's homes throughout Gush Etzion and Yerushalayimom, and teach weekly classes at the Efrat Matnas (Mecaz Yafit).

I'm not flexible...

You do not need to be flexible to do yoga. Regular yoga practice increases flexibility.

FAQ's, Tips, and Etiquette

Yoga with Ariella