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30 Days of Yoga: FAQ

Do I have to have yoga experience?

Not at all. I’ve had lots of brand new yogis do the Standard 30 days of yoga and I have also created a special version of the course just for beginners. I’ve provided more help on how to choose which is right for you under the next question, below.

I’ve been to a couple of yoga classes, but still consider myself a beginner. How do I know which version to choose?

The Beginners Edition of 30 days of yoga was designed for people who have never done any yoga before at all. But if you have done just a few classes or haven’t done any yoga for a very long time and want to ease back into gently, it may also be the best choice for you.

Here’s the question to ask yourself: Which appeals more – choosing between a range of different 45-60 minute practices which you can start with from day one OR getting a very simple 15 minute practice for week one and then building slowly over the 30 days to a 45 minute beginners yoga practice? If the first option appeals more, sign up for the standard course (knowing that many brand new beginners have done the standard version and loved it). If the second option sounds more your style, sign up for the Beginners’ Edition.

I’m pregnant, can I still do the course?

Only if you have done yoga before. The Beginners Edition practice is not suitable for you if you are pregnant. If you are pregnant and have never done yoga before I strongly recommend that you look for a pre-natal yoga class in your area. But if you’ve done yoga before (and can therefore sign up for the standard version of the course) then go ahead.

I’m worried that none of the practices will be suitable for me!

I know, from experience, that one of these practices will be right for 95% of you. There are practices for people with shoulder problems, practices for people with wrist pain, practices for people who have chronic fatigue or fybromyalgia. There are practices for women who are pregnant (if you have done yoga before).

There are practices for people who want to crank up their energy, maybe even lose some weight. There are practices for people who want to chill out and lose some angst. In short, there are practices for almost all of you.

Who are the other five percent? If you have – or are recovering from – a serious injury, are a wheel-chair user, are pregnant and have never done yoga before, or are recovering from surgery, then this course is probably not for you.

Do I have to do yoga every day?

Not at all. The 30 days of yoga course is intended to help you get into the regular habit of doing yoga at home. You get to decide how often, and when, you want to practice. The course is designed to support you and encourage you to make it happen. If you have no idea what to set as your own level of commitment, then I recommend practicing at least three times per week.

Are the practices long? Do I need an hour every day?

You decide how much time you can put into your yoga practice. The practices I design are in segments, and they can be broken down into shorter practices by only doing some of the segments. With most of them you have options ranging from 10 minutes of breathing and relaxation to 50 minutes of a full range of postures. You choose!

How do I get the video?

You will receive all the course materials, including the videos at once. I provide different formats for each practice usually including: a high resolution video; a smaller, iPod compatible video; audio file (mp3); and a written version of the practice. They are designed for you to download the files to your computer and they are yours to keep (not just for the 30 days).

How do I play the video?

The video comes in a format that will play on most multimedia players on your computer. If you want to play it on your TV, you’ll need to burn it to a DVD or, if your DVD player has USB compatibility, a USB drive. You can also put the audio file on you mp3 player or your iPod and practice with that.

Will I be able to contact you if I am having trouble with the course?

Since this is a self guided course, I will not be available for one on one mentoring. However, if you are having technical issues or have a simple yoga question, please contact support@marianne-elliott.com and one of my team will assist you.

What do I get for $29?

You receive all the materials you need to establish a steady home yoga practice. This includes practice videos and an E-Book with all the course materials. From there you can take it at your own pace!

Ok, I hit “add to cart” and received an email with the link. What do I do now?

Congratulations! You’re on your way. First, click on the link in the email. This will bring up a list of course materials. The first thing you’ll want to do is download the E-Book as this will be your guide to the other materials. Click on the E-book, then over on the right, click on the blue button that says “Project Actions” then click on “download”. Once you’ve downloaded the E-Book, it’s yours to keep and will guide you through the course.

Can I read what other people have said about the course?

You certainly can. Here is a whole page of testimonials. They represent the full range of feedback I’ve had on the course.

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