We want you to have the best experience at the studio, so here is a little bit about studio etiquette..
Classes should be pre-booked through the website or on the glofox app. 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 class. You should arrive at the studio 5-10 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 on the tablet.
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 the lockers provided for valuables & the main entrance will be locked during the class.
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 are suitable for beginners?
“Start simply, Simply start”
Yoga is a vast subject with many different approaches. We offer a variety of styles & intensities on the timetable, many of which are suitable for beginners.
It’s always difficult to recommend a class until we know you. When starting out, everyone has different motivations and baselines of mobility, strength & fitness.
I recommend having a read of the class descriptions & trying which ever classes appeal to you.
If you are new to movement or have had a break from physical activity, try starting with Morning Yoga, Awakening Yoga, Sunday Set Series or Mellow flow classes.
If you are more adventurous and quite active- go for any you like the sound of!
We are always happy to advise you after class & help you find the right classes for you.
How do I find what works for me?
You know best what you want/need from yoga. Often you can find the perfect recipe for you by trying a few different classes out!
Your optimal practice might be a combination of a couple different classes. Variety is great for our bodies & minds, and trying new things has it’s own amazing benefits. Some days you may want to move more in a class, other days you may seek to relax.
We offer a NEW STUDENT trial membership which is £15 for 7 days and allows you to try a few different classes.
How many times a week do I need to do yoga to get the benefits?
There’s no straight forward answer to this.. it depends what else you are doing with your body. If you are quite active doing other things you can feel a real benefit from just one consistent class per week. If mindful movement is your jam you might do 4-5 classes per week like many of our members.
Just like with anything else, 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.
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. If you have your own mat, bring it along; if you don’t we have great mats for your use. We just ask that you clean them after use with sprays provided for the next person.
We also have a full range of props. Generally teachers will advise if there are props needed for the class. As you get more familiar with these props you will learn how to use them to enhance your practice.
Wear anything which feels comfortable & supportive but doesn’t restrict movement.
How do I book & pay for my classes?
We recommend downloading the glofox app to your phone- it’s really easy to use & gives you access to everything from your membership details to workshops.
You can also book through the website on the ‘BOOK A CLASS’ page.
What if I can't make it to my class?
If you are unable to attend a class you have booked please let us know by cancelling on the app or clicking the link in your confirmation email. Late cancellations are those within 8hrs of class & non-attendance are non-refundable.
Please note; If you arrive more than 2minutes late for a class you may be locked out, this is for security reasons & to avoid disruption of the class so please try to be on time. For reasons outside your control send me an email.
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 & you feel comfortable moving then you might find group classes useful.
Please note; in a group class setting teachers are limited in what they can offer for individual needs. In some instances 1:1 tuition may be much more suitable to assess your comfort & offer personalised guidance.
We do believe yoga can help with many things, 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, there are specific considerations for pregnant women.
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 we recommend Pregnancy or Pre-natal Yoga, 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.