I'm new to your yoga studio, what do I need to know?
All new yoga students start on our Intro Offer of 20 consecutive days for £35. Make sure you arrive 15 minutes before your first yoga class, even if you have booked online. Please read our FAQs and of course if you have any questions do email us.
Why is the yoga studio heated?
The yoga studio is kept at approximately 40 degrees Celsius (105F) and 60% humidity. The heat allows your body to stretch safely into the postures in a supportive environment. The combined heat and humidity also promotes sweating, which in turn flushes toxins from the body.
Do I have to stay for the full yoga class?
We strongly recommend that you stay in the room for the full time every yoga class! This is really important as the sequence is performed in a specific way to work every part of your body and we want to make sure you get the full workout. Pace yourself and you will do just fine!
Will it keep me fit and can I lose weight through regular practise?
Absolutely, that’s why so many people come back for more! The postures combine strength, flexibility and balance to give you a total body workout. As with other forms of cardiovascular exercise, regular practise will also aid weight loss.
Can I practise when I'm pregnant?
If you choose to practise during pregnancy, we suggest only doing so if you have had a strong, consistent practice for a year or more prior to becoming pregnant. Even then, like any other form of exercise when you're pregnant, we don't encourage class until after your first trimester. Please select a yoga class whose teacher has been trained in the pregnancy yoga series. Also, arrive a few minutes early to discuss modifications with the teacher before class.
How long do the yoga classes last?
Each yoga class lasts either 90 or 60 minutes. All yoga classes are suitable for absolute beginners and more advanced students alike, so just make sure you take your first few yoga classes nice and easy and you will start enjoying all the amazing benefits this wonderful yoga has to offer in no time at all.
How much water do I need to drink?
You are going to sweat a lot so it’s important to keep the water flowing. We recommend you drink half a litre of water an hour before class - enough to keep you hydrated during class but not so much that you feel bloated during the postures. In the yoga class itself, after the initial warm-up postures, you can sip water between postures whenever you need to. After class, it’s also really important to get those lost electrolytes back into your system as well. We sell a variety of isotonic tablets and sachets at our reception as well as refreshing coconut water which is a fantastic and completely natural isotonic drink.
Should I eat before my yoga class?
Not directly before class. It is recommended that you eat no heavy food for 1-3 hours before class as all the compression postures aren’t much fun while your body’s still digesting! If you're running on empty, for a quick slow-release fix have a small handful of almonds or a banana. We also sell a variety of protein snacks at reception - a few bites should see you through class.
What should I wear?
Avoid loose clothing. Women normally wear sports/yoga tops and fitted shorts or leggings. Men usually wear shorts with an optional t shirt or sports top. Please do not wear underwear as outerwear and always be decently covered and remember: white clothing when wet reveals all!
What do I need for my yoga class?
• Towels x 2 (1 for class and 1 to shower).
Make sure your towel for class is a bath sized towel, as this will need to be placed on your yoga mat (a hand sized towel is too small).
• Bottle of water (1 litre)
• Yoga mats are provided.
We rent towels and sell water. There are shelves within the studio for you to safely store your small valuables.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR MOBILE PHONE IS SWITCHED OFF!!
What is the minimum age I can practise yoga?
We require our youngest yogis to be 16 years of age or older. We also ask that when you register you do so with a parent or guardian.