Have a question or concern about yoga? Please take the time to browse through our yoga FAQs and if you still have a question or concern, use our Contact Us option to get in touch with us directly.

What is yoga?

Yoga was developed in India, roughly 5,000 years ago. The word ‘Yoga’ means union.

Yoga reminds us that the body, the mind, and the heart, are all connected. They are not separate.  Yoga is the practice of awareness.

Yoga in the West today, mainly focuses on the physical postures ‘asanas’, breathing exercises called ‘pranayamas’, and meditation.

What are the benefits of yoga?

Toning and strengthening of muscles, mental clarity, feeling energised, increased flexibility, relaxation, better awareness of Self, and overall wellbeing.

What if I have never done yoga before?

Yoga is for everyone, of all ages and levels.  Modifications to suit both beginners and the experienced will be offered, however it is important to practice within your capabilities and rest when needed. If you any have injuries or medical issues, please be sure to inform your teacher before class.

I’m not flexible. Can I still do yoga?

Yes! Yoga improves your flexibility, so it is a great reason to start coming.  Variations of the poses are given, so that everyone is benefiting  Over time you will notice your progress, and wonder why you didn’t start sooner.

What do I need to begin?

All you need is your body, mind, and a good attitude.

How often should I take classes?

As often as you can! The more time you put in to your yoga practice, the more you will get out.

Head over to our class schedule to see when our classes are and start synchronising them in with your life as regularly as it suits!

Do I need to book, or can I just drop-in?

Some classes have a limited number of spaces, so it is a good idea to book in advance and secure your place.  See our class schedule page for full details on each class/venue.

What should I wear?

Wear something that is going to allow you full range of movement. A t-shirt or singlet with leggings, shorts or trackpants is all you need. No shoes or socks.

Can I eat before class?

In general we do not recommend a eating a large meal within 2 hours of a class – if must eat within 2 hours of a class then a light meal or snack that it easily digested is best.

Why are you supposed to refrain from eating at least 2hours before class?

During the practice we twist and stretch our bodies in ways that massage our organs. If we have not fully digested our last meal we may have a lot of discomfort throughout the class. If you have a very active digestive system and fear you might get hungry during class, try having a light snack (i.e. yoghurt, or a banana) half an hour before class.

Can I eat straight after a class?

Generally we recommend that you don’t eat anything heavy for at least 30 minutes after a class, however a fresh juice or some light snack is usually fine.

What are the payment options?

We have several different payment options for a number of different venues. Please refer to our class schedule page to see the full details of payment options for each class.

Should I arrive earlier than class starting time?

Yes, please try to be on your mat at least 5minutes prior to the start of class. If you are new, arrive 15minutes early, to fill out forms and familiarise yourself with the teacher and space.

Do I need to bring my own mat?

We provide all equipment you need for our classes including mats.

Can I claim from my private health care?

Our classes are designed for general health and fitness.  We do not offer rehabilitation classes, and our teachers are not medical specialists.  Many private health care providers will allow you to claim on classes if they are taught by a certified physiotherapist, exercise physiologist, usually for the purpose of rehabilitation.  You will need to confirm the terms and conditions of your plan from your private health care.

I have an injury or getting over an illness – do I tell the teacher?

Yes – it is very important that the teacher know about any physical limitation you may have.