FAQ & What to Bring
Q. What do I wear to a Yoga class?
A. Any modern sporting or dance attire is suitable. Leggings and sports bra or fitted shirt for girls and for the fellows, shorts, running tights or track pants, and a singlet or T-shirt is suitable. The room is air-conditioned to around 20°C and the practice is largely not sweaty. No showers are provided, nor are they required by most people. If you are heading off to work after class it’s good to keep your practice moderate, and perhaps carry an underarm deodorant. But you will not be bathed in the lather of sweat. It is not our style. The more efficient your practice, the cooler you run.
Q. What do I wear to a Meditation class?
A. We don’t need to change clothes to practice Meditation. We just remove our shoes and sit on a chair, stool or cushion. Ladies who are wearing a skirt or a dress also find the Meditation stools and cushions comfortable and decent. You will not feel uncomfortable or exposed. If you are intending to practice Yoga after the Meditation class, you may choose to change clothes at the beginning.
Q. How long before the class should I arrive at the studio?
A. Between 2 and 5 minutes prior is ideal. There is a seated waiting area outside the practice studio. Just come in and sit down. When the class is about to start the door will be open to the studio.
Q. How long before Yoga or Meditation class can I eat and drink?
A. Try to avoid eating food less than 2 hrs before class. Try to reduce drinking inside 30 minutes before class. Food will make you feel sick and impair your practice. The Yoga classes are not sweaty and you will not need to carry a water bottle. If you eat too much food before Meditation class you will tend to feel sleepy, so avoid it. Have something later.
Q. Do I have to bring my own Yoga mat?
A. The studio is fully equipped with professional Yoga mats and they are regularly hygienically cleaned. However you may choose to bring your own Yoga mat if you like. We also sell, at a moderate price, the very same professional mats we use in the studio. Many students choose to buy their own personal Yoga mats here because they are of an excellent quality and last for many years. For our 3 best mats, including an extra long one for the stretchy people, check the website Shop >>
Q. I’m new to Yoga, how do I start?
A. Our Field Yoga style classes are a perfect place to start for any beginner. Our studio and teacher etiquette are designed to give personal attention in every posture you undertake. All of the equipment you will need is available in the studio. Being prepared to commit to a minimum of three classes per week of Yoga or Sports Stretching will set you on an ideal development trajectory. Two classes per week gives you slow improvement. One class per week offers maintenance at the level you are at – it just keeps you from slipping backwards. If you want to get a real benefit from Yoga and Meditation disciplines it is important to make a commitment and ideally for 3 to 6 months at the outset. Less time than 3 months will not give you any real insight into your capacities and the benefits of the disciplines.
You can also Book one of our Beginners Courses – Yoga or Meditation – if you would like a more personalised and thorough beginning. The Courses are not expensive in terms of what they offer, and allow you plenty of personal time for practice and to ask questions.
Q. As a lady, can I practice Yoga when I have my monthly period?
A. Most ladies feel it best to refrain from physical practice, and let go for the first three days of the monthly period. It’s a nice time to try one of the Meditation classes, if you feel like it, or to just relax. If you do decide to practice it’s worthwhile to refrain from physical body inversions (postures where the abdomen is above the head) for the time of bleeding.
- Please remove your shoes at the door of the studio and place them on the shelf.
- Please turn off, or put on silent, your mobile phone.
- The toilet facilities are outside of the studio and are entered from the lift lobby – girls to the left, boys to the right, of the lifts. Remember to take the key from the bookshelf at the door, and please remember to bring it back.
- When paying cash for classes, please try to bring the correct change. There are online facilities for direct debit and credit card payment, and you can book and pay directly from the website.
- There is a handbasin in one of the change rooms for those wishing to wash their face after class. Please bring your own hand towel if you wish to wipe your armpits.
- The studio is a friendly environment but please contain your chat a little in preparation for the practices you are about to undertake.
- Be Happy..!