What do I need to wear?
Wear comfortable clothing you can move and stretch in and bring warm clothes for relaxation
Do I need to bring a mat?
No, we have plenty of mats and props available but if you prefer to bring your own that’s fine too!
I’m too inflexible/unfit/old etc. for yoga, aren’t I?
No, you’re not! Yoga is for everyone and most of our classes are suitable for complete beginners.
I’m injured/ill, can I practice?
In most cases, practicing is safe so long as the teacher knows about your injury so please tell them before the class starts. Also inform your teacher of any other health issues such as high/low blood pressure, diabetes, asthma etc.
I’m pregnant or think I might be, can I practice?
We advise all women to refrain from practicing in the first trimester, however it is perfectly safe to do yoga in the second and third trimesters. Please advise your teacher if you are pregnant and if you have any complications.
I’ve just had a baby, can I practice?
Yes. If you had a vaginal birth, please wait 6 weeks so you can heal before starting any exercise. If you had a Caesarean, you will need to be signed off by your doctor. We are breastfeeding friendly at the studio, please let us know if you are as it can be easier to overstretch due to residual levels of the hormone relaxin in the body.
I’ve got stuck in traffic/my train is late/my baby had a poonami just as we were leaving and I’m going to be late, what do I do?
Don’t worry! Message your teacher to let them know or if you don’t have their contact details, message Suzanne and she will contact the teacher for you. In particular, for our Mum and Baby and Children’s classes, we completely understand how difficult it can be to get babies and children out the house and in the car, being late is not a big issue.
When should I eat and drink?
Eat at least 3 hours before class, light snacks such as fruit are fine around 2 hours beforehand. Drink plenty of water before and after class but please try to refrain from drinking water during the class unless you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Is there any yoga etiquette during the class?
Please turn off your mobile phone unless you are expecting an urgent call and just be aware of others in the class, some people may be happy to chat, some may not want to. If you need to leave early for any reason, leave before the final relaxation. If you need to go to the toilet then please go!