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Frequently asked questions

What are the benefits of Yoga?

Yoga develops strength, stamina, flexibility and posture. Regular practice not only increases your energy but also promotes emotional and mental well-being. Read our news page for more information on this subject.

 

What if I’m not very flexible?

Yoga will benefit you in many ways. This is one of the most common misconceptions that prevent people from coming to yoga classes. You will be amazed how quickly your flexibility will improve, everyone's body is different and yoga is entirely non-competitive. Please don't worry if you can't touch your toes- this is not a requirement! Everyone is encouraged to take from the class what best suits their bodies and adapt poses to their requirements.

Do I need experience to attend a class?

Every class is taught at all levels. Every pose has modifications to benefit each persons body, whether that be to move a pose on to the next level or tone it down a little to suit your body on that day, everybodies yoga practice is different from day to day and week to week, participants are encouraged to "listen" to their bodies and work at the level that suits you.

Should I eat or drink before I come to class?

It is best not to eat a heavy meal 1-2 hours before the class, but there is no need to be hungry and a light energising snack up to an hour before class is fine. Feel free to drink before and during class and use the facilities during the class at any time. 

What do I wear?

It’s important to be comfortable and have freedom of movement. You can either wear loose fitting clothing or tight stretchy leggings and tops. Layers are advisable depending on the season, many people like to have a warm layer to put on at the end of class for relaxation, and equally to have the option to remove a layer if you're hot during class. 

What do I bring?

You will be provided with all the equipment you need but you may prefer to bring your own mat so feel free to do so if this is the case. It is recommended you bring a bottle of water.

What if I have an injury or condition that might affect my ability to participate?

Everyone is required to fill out a new client registration form which contains some health questions, please use this to inform your teacher of any medical conditions you have. If you have a specific medical condition or injury that occurs after this initial form being filled in then please consult your doctor first and inform your teacher before class begins. 

It may be useful to arrive early to discuss your issues with the teacher, who will suggest ways to modify the practise or work with the injury safely, or may suggest that the class is not suitable until the injury has healed.

What if I am pregnant?

As with any new exercise it is not recommended that you take up something new whilst pregnant, in this instance it may be better to try a prenatal yoga class. However, if you have been practicing yoga regularly (for at least 6 months) then it may be possible to continue with some modifications from your teacher. Please inform your teacher to enable them to work with you. All health information is entirely confidential. 

What if I am too old?

You are never too old!

How old do I have to be to start yoga?

The minimum age is 16 years old (16-18 years must be accompanied in the class by an adult). Please call before you come in if you have any questions.

Is there any reason why I cannot do yoga?

Always check with your doctor if you have a concern and inform the teacher. The only times that we would recommend not doing Yoga is:

  • If you are fasting

  • If you have a fever

  • If you are pregnant & have less than 6 months regular practise of regular Yoga or are less than 12 weeks pregnant. 

  • If you have had recent chemotherapy

Is yoga a religion?

No. People with every kind of different religious and atheist beliefs practice yoga. The physical and psychological benefits of yoga don't discriminate on the basis of race, religion or gender. 

Your relationship with your practice is a personal and unique thing. Some people's yoga is a deeply spiritual practice. Yoga is for everyone and brings all kinds of people together.

What if I still have questions?

Feel free to contact Chloe by email or phone with any questions.