On this page, we’ve anticipated some of the most common questions new clients often ask us.
If you question isn’t addressed here, or if you’re simply looking for some further clarification, please get in touch with us via our Contact page.
"Do I need to bring my own mat?"
Yes, to remain COVID Secure you’ll need to bring your own mask and mat as we can no longer provide shared props. We also sell mats in reception.
"How do I pay?"
All classes are booked through the website.
"Is it OK to practice Yoga when I'm menstruating?"
Yes, but there are some light inversions and poses to modify. If you are unsure, just let us know.
"What if I can't make it to a class?"
It’s normal to see gaps in your practice – that’s life. It’s the cumulative affect of your ongoing practice that will move you forwards.
We have a 24 hour cancellation policy for booked classes.
"I don't think I'm flexible enough to do yoga. How flexible do you need to be?"
A wise Yogi once said: “Saying you are too inflexible to do Yoga is like saying you are too dirty to take a bath.”.
The answer is to start from your own personal beginning, and let the practice take you forward.
"How often should I do Yoga to feel the benefits?"
If you’ve never done Yoga, you really will feel the benefits from your very first practice.
If you’ve done lots of Yoga, you’ll feel like you’ve come home every time you practice. It’s a personal thing, but the more you practice, the more you’ll want to practice.
"I feel intimidated by Yoga schools, with all the bendy people in showy clothes doing fancy poses..."
Everybody you’ve ever seen doing Yoga started out as a beginner. And if you ask them, you’ll probably find out that they started with an injury, back pain, or other limiting physiology – it didn’t stop them.
What’s stopping you?
"What do I need wear to practice?"
Keep it simple, loose, and flexible. Leggings or tracksuit bottoms with a comfortable t-shirt make for a great Yoga outfit.
A cardigan or hoodie can also be really useful for relaxation after practice.
"What should I eat & drink before practice?"
It’s best to eat normally until about two hours before practicing, and drink water until shortly before practicing.
Eat and drink nothing during practice, then re-hydrate and eat nutritious foods after practicing, sticking close to your normal diet. Avoid processed foods wherever possible.
"Can I lose weight by practicing Yoga?"
The more you practice, the more your body will normalise its hunger patterns.
This, coupled with the calorie-burning effect of Yoga, tends to make the body leaner as well as more flexible, over time.
"Is Yoga a religion?"
Yoga is a millennias-old philosophical and spiritual practice. There are no theistic deities or external religious totems to worship. Yoga simply isn’t about that, although many religious Yogis have commented that a regular Yoga practice brings them closer to their religion, whatever religion that may be.
Yoga does however possess an uplifting quality, which stems from the physical and philosophical process of self-realisation.