It's my first time! How should I prepare?
- Drink plenty of water before the class to stay hydrated whilst practising.
- Don’t eat anything 1-2 hours before the class.
- Bring a yoga mat, water and a towel. If you don't have these, you can hire or buy them at the studio.
- Arrive early to get set up, fill out first time client forms and speak to your instructor about any illnesses, injuries or concerns.
- The teacher might use light hands-on adjustments during class, if you would rather not have this done, just let him or her know.
- You are given 1-2 official water breaks, but if you need water at anytime during the practise, please feel free to take it.
- If you get overheated, feel nauseous or dizzy at any time, sit down on your mat rather than leave the room. You will recover quicker by NOT feeling the drop in temperature.
- Listen to your body! Don't force anything! Trying to do an 'advanced' posture because everyone else is will lead to injury.
What should I wear?
The studio is very warm so be prepared to sweat lots!
- Woman should wear – shorts, leggings, vest tops and T-shirts
- Men should wear – shorts, vest tops and T-shirts
You might want to bring a change of clothes for after the class if you have a long journey to get home.
What if I’m not very flexible?
- The class is designed for all levels and the teacher will demonstrate the poses for beginners, intermediates and advanced.
- There is no competition in the studio, everyone is at their own level and follows their own journey through the class.
Can I lose weight?
- With dedicated practice you will lose inches and develop muscle tone and strength.
- The speed of your results is based on your physical condition, your lifestyle and how often you are able to come to class.
How does it work?
- By the tourniquet effect: stretching, balancing (using gravity), and creating pressure all at the same time.
- The blood supply in arteries and veins is being suppressed, creating pressure. When released, a lock gate effect is created, causing blood to rush through veins and arteries, flushing them out rejuvenating and reviving the tissue, whilst flushing out toxins and waste products.