If you are visiting our studio for the first time, please try to arrive 15 minutes before the start of class to ensure you have enough time to familiarise yourself with the studio and to fill out the required forms.
Which class should I come to?
If you are a beginner you may like to start with one of our Level 1 classes. These are perfect for both complete beginners and those that prefer to take their yoga practice at a slightly gentler pace. If you are feeling confident, our regular Power Yoga classes are open to everyone. Our teachers always make sure to provide variations to suit your level of practice and to challenge those that want to take their practice further. Make sure you listen to your body and take rest whenever needed!
Do I need to book in advance?
Classes can be pre-booked online, over the phone, or at the studio. Most classes are usually fine to drop-in to, but we do advise to pre-book midweek evening classes and weekend morning classes, as these are very popular! Because class spaces are limited, we have a strict 2-hour cancellation policy on all of our classes. If you have pre-booked a space and are unable to make it, please call or email us in advance.
What should I bring?
As Power Yoga is a dynamic style of yoga we suggest wearing comfortable and light clothing. Our studio is moderately heated but the extra bodies in the room mean that busy classes can get pretty steamy! We therefore advise bringing a towel and a bottle of mineral or coconut water, and to make sure you are well hydrated before the class. You are welcome to bring your own mat or use one of the studio mats provided free of charge.
Is it normal to find the first few classes difficult?
Yes! Power Yoga is much more cardio vascular than most people imagine. First-timers may also wake up the next day feeling a few aches in places they didn’t realize they had muscles but the great news is this is because Power Yoga works. The more you practice the stronger and suppler your body will become and, in turn, the more you will enjoy your practice. With a bit of dedication you’ll make rapid progress. Power Yoga is demanding but it is also invigorating. Our relaxation exercises at the end of every practice will ensure you leave feeling calm and content. If you’re lucky you may even get a foot massage! Bliss.
Does my body have to be flexible?
We all have different bodies and we think that’s something to celebrate. There are some people who will never be able to put their feet behind their ears but so what?! Those who can look impressive but it doesn’t make them healthier or happier than anyone else. That said, we do believe that you should work to improve your flexibility. Better flexibility means better circulation means a healthier body. But the fact is you don’t have to have the hamstrings of a gymnast to benefit from the yoga we teach. We will help you to find your place in every Yoga pose.
How often should I practice Power Yoga?
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (founder of Ashtanga Yoga, from which Power Yoga descended) once said “practice and all is coming”. He was right. Power Yoga is intended to be a daily practice. However don’t be discouraged if you can’t always find time, we know just how hectic life can be. If you are able to get on your mat at least twice a week, you will soon see your body changing in the most wonderful ways; becoming stronger, suppler and more toned. You should also find yourself dealing better with some of the more tricky things that life throws at us from time to time.
Do you offer private sessions?
Yes. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a private session with one of our teachers. If have any questions please do not hesitate one of our helpful receptionists at email@example.com. See you on the mat!