What should I do if something goes wrong in Yoga?

It is unlikely that things will go wrong in a Yoga class, but sometimes a practice can feel difficult or cause you discomfort (physically or mentally). Or perhaps you don’t get on with your teacher or feel they are teaching you something dangerous. If something isn’t right here is what you should do:

  1. Approach your teacher at the end of the class and explain what happened. Perhaps your teacher has introduced a different way of practicing which you did not feel comfortable with, or perhaps your teacher adjusted you in a manner which caused you pain. Either way, let them know so that they are aware of the problem!
  2. In the case of Injury, negligence or unprofessional behaviour, your teacher should be able to fill out an accident/Incident/Complaint form from their Governing Body. (In my case it is the British Wheel of Yoga).
  3. If you are not satisfied with what your teacher has to say then you should ask them for details of their Governing Body, Teacher Training School or insurance and contact them.
  4. Don’t let one bad experience put you off Yoga, there is a huge range of styles, teachers and classes and you will find the one that is right for you!
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