Q: What is hot yoga?
A: Our studio is heated to help the body work out safely and effectively, whilst encouraging sweating. Classes are challenging and have a big focus on breath. Our dynamic yoga classes contain a flow from posture to posture and each class is sequenced differently by the teacher. The studio is heated to approx. 30 degrees.
Q: Do I need to book?
A: Guarantee your space by booking classes online, our classes do fill up.
Q: Do you rent yoga mats?
A: Yes, mats can be rented for £1. You can of course bring your own.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Lightweight clothing is best and we practise in bare feet. Women tend to wear leggings or shorts and a tank top. Men tend to wear shorts or tracksuit bottoms and a loose t-shirt or vest.
Q: Do I need to bring anything else?
A: A bottle of water is good and a towel for your mat to catch the sweat. Small towels can be rented for £1, and we sell mat sized 'hot yoga' grip towels.
Q: Will the studio be busy?
A: Our classes can get very busy. Mat spaces are marked out in the room and your mat is your space during class. At peak times, please be prepared to accommodate your neighbours.
Q: Should I eat a meal before class?
A: We advise not eating heavy meals two hours before class. If you need to eat just before class, have something light like some fruit and nuts.
Q: When should I arrive?
A: We recommend arriving 10 minutes early to class. Sorry late-comers can not be admitted.
Q: Do you have showers?
A: No, sorry. We are a small local studio with limited changing facilities and no shower facilities. The majority of our practitioners live locally and arrive dressed and ready for class, and go home to shower.
Q: How do I pay?
A: Once you have chosen the class you want to start with, click book now and create an account with us. We accept payment online with Visa or Mastercard.
Q: I'm not bendy, can I still come?
A: Yes! You wouldn't go to a French lesson if you were already fluent. The best thing you can do is get on the mat, we will guide you through the rest. If you commit to a regular yoga practice of at least 2 classes a week, your body will begin to open up and you will gain more flexibility in every area of your body.
Q: I have an injury / medical condition, what should I do?
A: Please let the teacher know before the start of each class. We’ll do our best to help you protect and heal your injury.
Q: Do you give hands on adjustments?
A: Yes, physical hands on assists are a big part of our teaching. Should you not wish to be assisted please speak to the teacher before the start of the class or place one of the ‘no-adjustments today please’ cards at the top of your mat (these can be found at reception).
Q: Is yoga for guys?
A: Absolutely. There seems to be a myth that yoga is only for women but that's simply not true. Modern yoga is booming and thousands of sportsmen including football and rugby teams use yoga to supplement their training - resulting in less injuries and sharper reactions.
Q: Do I have to be silent before and after classes?
A: Some studios require strict silence before and after class.... we don't! We actually encourage you to chat to your neighbour, have fun and make a new friend.
Q: Do you play music during your classes?
A: No. Our lives are full of stimulation already so our classes aim to provide a purer experience away from any distractions.
Q: What is OM?
A: We chant OM to open and close each class. OM is an ancient sanskrit word that was used by the rishis when they meditated. The chant was shared as an experience rather than something tangible. It's said that OM contains every aspect of the universe and by chanting OM we are gaining awareness of our physical being in the moment and the oneness with others around us. On occasion, we chant OM Shanti to close the class. Shanti simply translates to peace, so by doing this chant at the end of class we are wishing peace for all living and non-living things in our universe. Both are completely optional.
Q: What is the entrance and exit music?
A: Before and after classes the music we play may include devotional music to certain Hindu deities in line with the origins of yoga. The reason this music is used over something more westernised, is that the words in these songs and indeed the names of these deities (Krishna, Shiva, Ganesha ect.) help to remind us of good qualities of living and acting to which they represent, qualities that do already exist within ourselves but that we can always be reminded of.
Q: I am pregnant. Can I do hot dynamic yoga?
A: If you had a regular yoga practice before pregnancy then it may be suitable for you to continue to do so during pregnancy, adapting certain poses when necessary. However, if you are brand new to yoga, it is recommended not to start with a physically challenging style like our dynamic yoga during pregnancy. This is because it will be too much for the body to start finding and strengthening muscles from not having them developed before hand. Please know that our teachers are not specifically trained in pregnancy yoga, so can only suggest basic alternatives in poses for you, and you practise at your own risk. You should get permission from your doctor before attending a class if you are pregnant.