Gently cleanse with healthy meals or do a more intense juice fast alongside twice- Don’t be overwhelmed by the increasing range of yoga “styles” out there – in essence, the yoga that most people in the West practice in one form or another is raja, the yoga of physical and mental control. Most yoga holidays feature a 1½ to two-hour energising and strengthening morning class, and a 1½ to two-hour late afternoon class to relax, release and restore you. The first is usually based on a vinyasa or ashtanga flow of asanas (postures), while the second is a quieter, slower, often yin-based session. Some classes will also include pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, group chanting, some yogic philosophy and yoga nidra (an effective, guided deep relaxation). If a holiday is billed as having a more unusual yoga style, such as jivamukti (which is very strong) or kundalini (based on repetitive movements), it’s best to try out a class before committing. Thee best teachersachers will be skilledilled at teachingaching mixed classes,asses, challenging allenging thoseose who alreadyeady have theireir own practiceactice and supporting pporting thoseose who have onlyly just begun. If you’re a total beginner,ginner, try out a classlass so you can graspasp some basics andd get the most outt of your week.