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FAQs, Policies
Terms & Conditions

Frequently Asked Questions

Please find below the answers to the questions I get asked most often.

Can anyone practice yoga?

My sincere belief is that YES, everyone can practice yoga, but not every class is for every "body"! There are many different styles of yoga, so take your time and find a class with a teacher who you feel you can relate to. I have a wide network of yoga teacher friends and am always happy to recommend other classes if you are looking for something different.

Can Beginners join the classes straight away?

Yes! My sessions are quite gentle compared to many styles of yoga and beginners are always welcome. Sign up for my newsletters and look out for occasional courses and workshops aimed at beginners too.

What should I wear?

Yoga is usually practiced in bare feet. Wear something you are comfortable moving about in; e.g. leggings, jogging bottoms, yoga pants or shorts. I prefer loose fitting rather than tight clothing and recommend you wear natural fibres where possible.

What do I need to bring?

Unless otherwise instructed, you will need your own yoga mat and any props that you may like to use (perhaps yoga blocks and a blanket for your knees or for relaxation). There are some ideas of where to purchase props on the Resources page and Jo is always happy to discuss equipment with you. You may also wish to bring some water, but we do not usually get too hot or sweaty.

Do I need to do yoga every week?

Like many things, the more regularly you practice yoga, the more transformational the effects will be. Little and often is better than an occasional blitz. If you are not able to attend an in-person weekly class, there are many online on-demand classes which will encourage you to develop a home practice. 

Where are public classes held?

I have now semi-retired and handed over my weekly face to face, in-person classes to other teachers in Fair Oak, Horton Heath and Chandlers Ford. Information about the different locations can be found on the Venues and Dates page.

When are the classes and how long are they?

One off workshops and longer sessions vary from just over an hour to all day. See the Events page for more information.

How much do classes cost?

Workshops, retreats and special events are all priced individually on on the Schedule and more information can be found on the Events page.

What happens if I cannot attend a session that I have booked? Can I cancel?

Restorative Yoga sessions, workshops, private classes and longer courses will have details of the cancellation policy when booking.

How do I use the booking system?

Tickets for classes are booked online using the 'Bookwhen' website.  They have a useful support page for bookers: If you are still stuck then Email Jo with your query.

What if my chosen session is fully booked?

In the case of an event being full, it is always worth emailing and/or texting Jo to let her know you are interested as circumstances sometimes change last minute.

What about COVID?

Please do not come to class if you feel unwell. The latest government advice and industry best practice is always followed. Students will be informed by email of any changes which will affect their class as soon as possible. Please note and respect any guidelines and safety measures currently applicable in venues. Students are responsible for their own health and wellbeing and agree not to hold Jo or Ananda Yoga responsible for the transmission of any communicable illness.

I LOVE talking about yoga, so do drop me a line with any other queries that you have.


Policies, Terms & Conditions

Payments, Changes to Classes, Transfers and Cancellations


When you sign up for classes, courses or other sessions, your place is not confirmed until full payment has been received. You can contact Jo about making alternative or extraordinary payments for classes.


In the case of your chosen session being fully booked, email and/or text Jo you to check and request to go on a waiting list (as circumstances sometimes change last minute).

Following your booking, a confirmation email will be sent to you with the details about the event and any relevant cancellation information.


Refund Policy

Refunds are discretionary and will only be given in exceptional cases and will be subject to an administration fee of 10% of the ticket price (unless otherwise stated).

Should Jo have to change the time or cancel an event, students will be informed by email as soon as possible and a choice of a transfer, credit or full refund will be offered.

Health & Fitness Disclaimer

Please do not come to class if you are unwell or likely to make others unwell.

Students are welcome to ask the teacher for advice about modifications for health issues and adjust their yoga practice accordingly. However, any information, instruction or advice obtained from a yoga teacher should NOT be used as a substitute for advice or treatment given by a doctor or other health professional.

Students are responsible for their own health and wellbeing during every class and later when practising anything they have been taught. 


By participating in yoga classes provided by Jo Welch of Ananda Yoga, whether online or face to face, you agree to assume unconditionally full responsibility for any and all inherent risks, injuries or damages, known or unknown, which you may incur as a result of participating in such yoga classes and agree not to hold Jo or Ananda Yoga responsible for any injuries or transmission of any communicable illness. You practice yoga at your own risk.

It is your responsibility to consult with a physician prior to and regarding your participation in the yoga classes AND to inform Jo of any changes to your health and wellbeing that might impact on your performance of yoga asanas (exercises) in writing. 

You Tube Videos and Class Replays

Recordings of classes are for your own personal use and are not to be shared, copied or sold.  They are the private property and copyrighted by Jo Welch, Ananda Yoga.


Unless instructed otherwise, please bring your own yoga mat and any props that you may like to use (e.g. yoga blocks and a blanket). 

Privacy Policy

Your details will only be used to send out newsletters and to inform you of any changes regarding yoga classes or similar arrangements. Your details will never be shared with or passed on to any third party without your prior consent.

Please get in touch with any queries you may have.

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