Frequently asked questions...
Yoga is only for skinny, white, bendy women, right?
Nope. Yoga is for everybody. I could write you an essay about the co-option of yoga for Western audiences, and the complicity of social media... but honestly, wouldn't you rather just breathe a sigh of relief that you're included, and find out what yoga can do for you?
What can yoga do for me?
There are a lot of benefits of yoga practice, both physical and mental. Many people find the key benefit to be a 'time out' from everything else you have going on, and the combination of physical movement and focussed breathing is great for helping you to stay in the present moment for a little while.
Can I do yoga if I have a history of injuries, or other physical issues?
Almost certainly, especially if you have a teacher who can help you with modifications to poses where necessary. Please get in touch if you'd like a chat about this.
...about classes and workshops
What should I wear?
Something comfortable that you can move easily in, basically. Leggings or jogging bottoms with a t-shirt would be just fine. You might also want a hoodie or cardigan to make sure you stay warm, although for studio classes and workshops we try to provide snuggly blankets too. We generally practice barefoot, but you can bring socks to wear during warm up and relaxation. For outdoor sessions, don't forget your sun protection - a hat or scarf to protect your head, and SPF lotion for your skin!
What should I bring?
A refillable water bottle is your friend! And if you have long hair, you might like to bring a hair tie for poses where your hair might otherwise fall over your face.
For studio classes and workshops, mats and other equipment are provided, but if you have your own mat then feel free to bring it. For outdoor classes, you'll need to bring your own mat/towel/sarong to put between you and the grass - and don't forget that sun protection!
Should I eat beforehand?
We don't recommend eating directly beforehand - try to leave at least an hour between eating and starting the class or workshop, but please do make sure you're hydrated and fed in general! For longer workshop sessions we'll usually have some healthy snacks and chocolate floating around afterwards, but for standard classes and yoga in the park, you might want to bring a snack to have on your way home.
...about desk yoga
If your company is running one of our desk yoga sessions (lucky you!) then here are a few common questions we've been asked. If your question isn't here, just get in touch! Honestly, we're happy to answer anything, and there's no such thing as a silly question.
What should I wear?
Exactly what you normally wear to work! Although you do want to make sure you can move your arms with ease. If you have long hair, you might also be more comfortable with it tied back.
Do I need anything else?
Just the refillable water bottle that we're sure you keep on your desk at all times... *wink*
What should I expect?
A bit of breathing, a bit of stretching, half an hour that's dedicated just to you and your wellbeing, and to leave feeling more relaxed than you did when you came in!
We promise no embarrassing audience participation, role play, or awkward questions. Though you can pose any questions, awkward or otherwise, to the teacher afterwards!