Frequently Asked Questions
We provide a safe space to grow in many ways and will support your Astanga experience, however, sometimes a student’s personal view of their limits may exceed their current abilities, for this reason, you are required to complete an indemnity before your first session.
To print your indemnity, please click HERE.
Eating and Drinking?
- Preferably avoid eating at least 2 hours before practice, as this can lead to nausea or cramps, especially in twists, deep forward bends and inversions, digesting food also takes energy that can make you lethargic for practice.
- If you must eat then a small portion of fruit and some water, no bottles of water in studio.
- NO WATER DURING CLASS (or other liquids) hydrate after practice.
What to wear
- Comfortable clothing that you can move in. You could always browse in our shop for some options.
- Arrive clean and free of scents that might distract or offend others.
- Preferably no noisy jewellery (e.g. multiple loose bangles/bracelets).
- It’s also a good idea to bring a sarong to drape over you during relaxation.
- NO SHOES IN THE STUDIO!
How long is a class?
- Led classes are 90 minutes.
- Mysore style classes can vary from 90-120 minutes.
- Beginners will have much shorter Mysore practice.
- Express classes are 60 minutes.
Do I need my own mat?
- Most yogis prefer to bring their own mat, but, if you are new or don’t yet own a mat then they can be hired from the studio for R10 per class.
- When you are more comfortable, you can buy your own mat from our shop
Do I need to know the Astanga sequence before starting a class?
- No, you will be guided through the sequence according to your ability.
Do arrive about 10 minutes before class
- If the class has started please join in quietly.
Do turn your cell phone off
- Please leave keys and phone in pigeon holes provided.
Do speak quietly on arrival
- Inform your teacher if you must leave early before class begins and park accordingly.
Don’t practice during heavy Moon Days (Menstruation) as it goes against flow
- Take this time to rest your body.
Never push your practice
- Do what you can without injury or straining yourself
- You will get further quicker if you take a loving attitude towards yourself and work from where you are, not from where you think you should be.
DO create an intention for your practice to help you focus
AND ABOVE ALL HAVE FUN DON’T TAKE YOURSELF TOO SERIOUSLY :o)
“DO YOUR PRACTICE AND ALL IS COMING”
SRI K. PATTABHI JOIS