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Melissa @ YogaJo’s in Milngavie

Yin Yoga for beginners, Sunday 10.15-11.30am with free 1/2 hour meditation optional.

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~ Description
Address Yoga Jo’s
Lennox Park
Main St
Milngavie
G62 6JNSet within the actual park, next to main swing area and scout hall
Website www.yogajo’s.co.uk
Map Location Map
Area East Dunbartonshire
Date Attended  18th & 25th January 2015
Time 10.15-11.30am. Prior booking on website or drop in available
Day Sunday
Length of class 1hr 15 mins
Teacher Melissa, lovely voice and gentle manner
Teachers website (other than studio if required) Yoga Kitchen & Melissa’s website yoga kitchen
Class style Yin Yoga. Slow and long holding of postures (see bottom of page) Holding poses for about 3mins mostly. Lots of options available for various abilities, Melissa offers assistance throughout the class. Use of equipment is encouraged and Melissa gives lots of help to use the equipment and get you feel really supported in all the poses
Equipment available Bolsters, mats, blocks (various sizes) meditation cushions, belts, lavender eye bags
Suitable clothing Anything goes and all sorts there. Warm clothing for slow style
Others in class and numbers attending Mostly ladies, mixed ages, very popular class as great Sunday morning start. Melissa always manages to fit everyone in. Arrive early if not booked.
Level Suitable for all and everyone as classed by studio as BEGINNERS
Music Gentle background
Par-Q/medical history/injuries/pre-class discussion Melissa chats with new students about any concerns or injuries. Studio has Par-Q form to fill out if concerns with injuries
Studio/health club/building Small and perfectly formed. Well thought out space. Reception area on entry, door security without a buzzer, but door will be open when entry to studio is possible. Door locked during classes. Lateness can mean missing class due to door security, shoe racks available at door and notice board. Changing area off to right after reception and main studio to left.
Max numbers 20 main space 26 full studio approx
Rules of space Shoes to be removed, lateness can mean missing class due to security entry
Changing area – lockers, money, shower, toilet Ladies and gents changing. Showers and toilets for both. Disabled toilet and baby change separate
Welcome Teacher at reception to welcome you.  Teacher can take payment at the door if a drop in and answer any questions before entering class
Reception Small corner desk area with computer
Cash/Card Both payments available. On line booking and drop in available
Numbers In Class About 15 both dates
Parking Car park available shared with Scout hall. Entry at lights but can only be accessed from Tesco side of the road and turn left. Right hand Uturn possible at M&S carpark or middle reservation.
Refreshments Coffee and various teas. Coffee machine and kettle, Sink for drinking water. Small snacks available. All honesty box payments
Shop Small retail area with mats, belts, books and others
Drop in/booking/block Drop in available for this class, booking on line available, sign up and pay and book online. Pay on the day
Cost/discounts/conc essions/membership £10 drop in, 5 class pass £40 60 days, £75 for 10 valid for 90 days, memberships and concessions available – full pricing   Yoga Jo’s Prices
Yoga space description Main studio is painted a lovely green wall with OM in gold paint, candles, incense, Buddha figurine, pictures, white elsewhere, clever fold away doors to allow room to increase in size if classes very busy. Controlled storage heating, above person height window for lightness without being overlooked. Dimmer lighting available for relaxation and meditation
Room Temp Always just right and easily warmed or cooled if required.
Sample postures  see video
Requirement for class A smile
Other Melissa & husband Dan are vegan chefs. Vegan meals and extras can be order for home delivery in local area, catering and can buy online at their website Yoga Kitchen website
Registration requirements Par-q at some point
Teacher Training New teacher training by Jo Lockhart the studio owner and some of the studio teachers starting this year – see website
Workshops Several throughout the year and shown on website. Varied and quality teachers
Teacher/studio other classes? Melissa has other classes at yoga jo’s but different styles09:30 Hatha Yoga – All levels Melissa Corazón (1 hour & 15 mins)11:30 Gentle Hatha Yoga – All levels Melissa Corazón (1hour & 15mins)Other classes in other places – see website Melissa’s classes elsewhere
Meditation Free Meditation after class is available now on a Sunday
OM chant at the end Teacher conducts – optional participation.
Other Chanting
Pranayama or breath work We began class with gentle breath work – alternate nostril breathing. Talked and counted through by Melissa
Extra Bowl sounding to end class
After class comments Quietness and calmness
Departure Everyone chatted a little then either left or stayed to join free half hour meditation
Social Meditation afterwards available