We want you to have the best experience at the studio, so here is a little about studio etiquette..
Wherever possible, classes should be pre-booked on the Glofox member App or via the website. When you register you will be prompted to read & agree digitally to the studio terms; please ensure you have done this before you arrive for your first class. Arrive at the studio 10 minutes before the class is scheduled to start to ensure you can settle, visit the toilet if needed & not feel rushed when we begin. Leave your shoes in the entrance & report to reception to sign in with your teacher.
Personal belongings (bags & coats) are not permitted inside the yoga studio, these should be left in the changing area, along with mobile phones & smart watches. Yoga is your time away from these devices.
You can use lockers provided for valuables & the main entrance will be locked during the class. Note that if you use the toilet during classes/workshops then you must put the snip on the door to get back in, we recommend a trip before class starts.
We would like the studio space to be one which feels safe & friendly for our growing community but also respectful that people may wish to use the space for quiet/meditation before class starts. Please be respectful of this and save loud chatting for the reception area.
Which classes should I attend?
We take an inclusive approach to yoga, there is a class for everyone at Mula. Please take a look at our class descriptions to see which classes sound like the best fit for you. If you are new to movement or have had a break from physical activity, we recommend trying the FLOW60, M-Series or Gentle Hatha classes. We also recommend that those brand new to yoga take our Beginners course as an introduction or alongside classes.
Our Gentle Hatha class with Willow is taught to accomodate all body types & all postures within it are adaptable to suit a wide range of mobility.
How do I find what works for me?
Often you can find the best fit by trying a few different classes out! Our New Member offer of 30 days Unlimited yoga for £30 is a great way to find your own uniquely perfect practice. That may well be a combination of a couple different classes. We believe variety is best. Some days you may want more intensity from a class, other days you may seek stillness. Alternatively-the beginners course is a great way to spend a few weeks figuring things out & getting guidance from your teacher.
How many classes should I attend to get the benefits?
Just like anything else, a regular & consistent practice is key to benefiting from yoga. We believe that you should move your body & create time to be mindful every single day but offer the body variety. This doesn’t always have to take the same form/intensity. Some days you may want to work hard & flow, other days you may find gentle movement or stillness/meditation is needed, it’s all about tuning in to what your body & mind need each day.
I’m not flexible, can I still do yoga?
ABSOLUTELY. Saying you are ‘too tight or stiff’ to do yoga is like saying you are ‘too dirty’ to take a bath. We teach with an inclusive approach to yoga. It isn’t all about being bendy. It is often actually the nervous system that limits range of movement, not the length of your hamstrings. Good mobility is an essential part of life. If you can’t touch your toes then we guarantee that making time to move your body different ways & breathe deeply on the yoga mat will enrich your life.
What should I bring with me to class?
We are a fully equipped studio. We have high quality yoga mats for your use, if you have your own feel free to bring it along. If using a studio mat we do ask that you wipe it down with sprays provided after class for the next person.
We also have a full range of props, please help yourself to any equipment you would like to have within reach for class, or a blanket for warmth in relaxation. Teachers will advise if there are specific props needed for the class. As you get more familiar with these props you will learn how to use them to enhance your practice.
You can wear anything which feels comfortable & supportive but doesn’t restrict movement. We don’t sell water in plastic bottles at the studio so bring a refillable water bottle with you. Try to hydrate mainly before & after class rather than during your practice.
How do I book & pay for my classes?
We recommend downloading the Glofox app to your apple/android device- it is really easy to use & means to can manage everything on your mobile. Don’t worry if you don’t use one, you can also do it all through the website. All our membership options are available on the app; If you attend 3 or more classes per week we recommend our unlimited monthly membership. For more flexibility but still great value, our class packs are the best option. We also have a pay as you go option on the app & we do accept card payments at the studio for drop in.
What if I need to cancel a class?
If you are unable to attend a class you have booked please let us know not to expect you by cancelling on the app. Late attendance will likely result in being locked out of the studio. This is for security reasons, to minimize disturbance & disruption of the energy during practice. Late cancellations (within 8hrs) & late/non-attendance will be deducted from class credits.
I have an injury or have had surgery, am I ok to do yoga?
That depends. What did your doctor or physiotherapist say?
While we’d like to tell you that yoga will always heal you, we simply can’t make those kinds of promises. Many students find yoga to be a helpful resource when working through an injury but it depends on the specifics and severity. If your doctor or therapist/bodyworker has given you the go ahead let your teacher know what is going on so that we can talk through any necessary modifications for class.
We are here to help, but we are not qualified to diagnose any injuries or illness so your doctor/therapist and your own intuition are the first lines of defence when working with an injury.
I'm pregnant, can I come to classes?
While yoga during pregnancy can be really beneficial, the general rule of thumb is not to start anything brand new during pregnancy.
If you’ve had a steady practice before pregnancy, likely you’ll be able to enjoy continuing your practice throughout – but if you’ve never stepped on a yoga mat before, now may not be the best time to jump into a vigorous class. After the first trimester look out for our Pregnancy Yoga Workshops, which are suitable for anyone-even if you haven’t done yoga before.
If you have any questions regarding yoga during your pregnancy please reach out to us & we will talk it through with you.