frequently asked questions

If you have any questions not answered here, please do not hesitate to get in touch. No question is silly!

I'm not flexible - can I do yoga?
Yes! In fact you are a perfect candidate for yoga. Many people think that they need to be flexible to begin yoga, but that’s a little bit like thinking that you need to be able to play tennis in order to take tennis lessons. Come as you are and you will find that yoga practice will help you become more flexible. This newfound agility will be balanced by strength, coordination as well as a sense of physical confidence and overall well-being.

 

I'm not fit - can I do yoga?
Yes, absolutely. There is no assumed level of fitness required for the yoga classes and workshops I teach. You could be a couch potato or an athlete, yoga can benefit everyone. Yoga can help you gain a sense of physical confidence and overall well-being.

What should I bring to class?
Just bring yourself, your own yoga mat, your own props if you wish, in appropriate clothing (see below), and maybe bring a small bottle of water.

What should I wear?
Some people wear baggy, loose fitting bottoms or shorts and a t shirt. Other people wear tight, stretchy leggings + tops. The only thing that matters is that you wear comfortable clothes that you can easily move and stretch in. It's good to have clothes that keep you cool when you are active in yoga, but to bring a jumper for relaxation, when the body rapidly cools down. Some people also bring socks and a jumper  (maybe even a small blanket) for the relaxation.

What if I don't have a yoga mat?
We encourage students to have their own mats. However, if you are new to yoga and haven't bought one in time for your class, you can borrow one of our studio mats. We also sell high quality cork and rubber mats in the studio, so check those out too!

When should I eat before a class?
When it comes to food and digestion, each individual is different and needs to find out what works for them. In general it is not recommended to eat a large meal within 2 hours of a class - if you must eat within 2 hours of a class then a light meal or snack that it easily digested is best. Its recommended to be hydrated before a class so drink some water.

What if I am late for a class?
Ideally, please arrive a few minutes before  the class starts. But things happen, and sometimes people are understandably late. If you can let us know beforehand, but if not please still come to class, and just quietly enter the class so as not to disturb others.

 

How do I pay for classes? 
Payment is taken upon booking. 

Can I drop in to class?
Pre-booking is essential as we do have limited spaces available.

How is yoga different from stretching, or other kinds of fitness?
Unlike stretching or other fitness training, yoga is more than just physically working your body. Within the physical practice of yoga we connect the movement of the body to the rhythm of our breath, which helps to focus and relax the mind by directing our attention inward. Yoga can improve your bodies strength, flexibilty and balance, whilst also calming your mind and improving your posture and how you breath.