Frequently asked questions
Come along to the Beginners yoga class. Yoga is for everyone and you do not need to be super flexible and supple to start. Poses will be adapted to accommodate the needs of everyone in the class with the use of props if required.
Yoga builds strength and stamina, improves flexibility, muscle tone and posture and calms the mind. Regular practice develops awareness and concentration, and promotes general wellbeing. There are numerous documented health benefits of yoga.
As often as you like. At least once a week is recommended. You need to attend regularly to make progress.
No. Mats and equipment can be provided although if you wish to continue with your practice it is best to invest in your own equipment. Your teacher will advise you on what equipment you need and where to buy it.
Wear clothes that allow you to move freely. Avoid anything baggy or too long: it’s important you and the yoga teacher can see your knees and feet. Most people wear shorts or leggings and a T-shirt. Yoga is always practised in bare feet.
Yes. To avoid overcrowding, numbers are limited. If you pay for a block your place will be secured.
Yoga should be practised on an empty stomach, so leave at least three hours after a main meal, or two hours after a snack.
- Please take shoes off before entering the studio and leave in the racks in the studio.
- Switch off mobile phones.
- On arrival, check in with the receptionist, who will direct you to the right studio for your yoga class.
- There are changing rooms, showers and toilets.
- Food and chewing gum aren’t allowed in the studios.
- Please keep jewellery to a minimum, and avoid wearing strong perfumes.
Yes, but if you have not done any yoga before, you should wait until your 16th week and attend a specialised pregnancy yoga class.
Many students start practising with back pain, or other common ailments, and they find yoga helps. Tell your yoga teacher about any injuries or health problems before the class starts. For more serious conditions, a specialised remedial yoga class may be more appropriate. Your teacher can refer you to such a class.