Frequently Asked Questions
I am unflexible can I still do yoga?
Of course! Contrary to popular belief yoga does not require flexibility. In actual fact, yoga is not even about flexibility although that is one of the many benefits you will see.
I am not very fit, will I be able to do yoga?
Yep! That is the beauty of yoga - and green room. Classes cater for the students levels with many variations - whether you are unfit or just zapped of energy. We will build your strength up and before you know it you will be flowing with the rest of us.
I have never done yoga before, can I come along to any class?
We understand that new things are daunting that is why we offer a range of classes to encourage everyone to come along and try. Beginner's with minimal fitness are best to start in a Stretch & Relax. Foundations is a lovely class where we break down poses and you are assisted by our senior teacher. If you have some fitness or you are just up for a challenge a Strength & Stretch is your place to be. Our classes are about making you stronger - physically, mentally and emotionally. We also offer Intro to Yoga classes if the idea of a general class is way too daunting but please note you do not have to attend these first :)
I am 65, am I too old to do yoga?
Not at all. We have taught people as young as 3 and as old as 84. There are many modifications in every yoga class to cater for absolutely everyone.
What do I need to bring?
Please bring along a towel or two, a non-plastic water bottle, and a big smile. A mat is useful too if you have one, otherwise they are available at the studio. Non slip towels are also available for hire or purchase.
What clothes do I wear to yoga?
Yoga requires a lot of movement from your clothes. Loose fitting or exercise clothes are the best. Just make sure they are good quality and not see-through as we do lots of bending over! It is also important to dress for comfort of yourself and others around you. Pants at least half way down your thigh are required, and no crop stops. Yoga is not a body building contest. It is an internal practice therefore we avoid external distractions.
When should I avoid Hot Yoga?
Hot Yoga Should be avoided if you:
* are under 14
* are pregnant
* suffer from a heart condition
* have had recent surgery
* have a major injury
* are fasting
* are hung over
* given blood on that day
* had a form of treatment that affects the body that
day.(Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Massage, etc)
If in doubt please talk to your doctor and ask your teacher.
Can I bring my child?
No. We do not have excess staff to supervise children whilst you participate in yoga, and we can not allow them to wait in reception. However we do have a special kids and parents yoga class so you can come in together.
Will I get dizzy in Hot Yoga?
Dizziness is common in Hot yoga as we sweat a lot, we are stirring up toxins, and its a new experience. If you
feel dizzy, just rest on the floor. You can stay there as long as you like. Its important to drink lots of water, and take lots of electrolytes if you practice regularly.
Why do people do yoga?
Where to start! People come to yoga for many different reasons, and discover even more reasons to do more yoga as they go along. Here are some of the most common reasons people do yoga:
* To help relieve back pain
* To strengthen their back and core muscles
* To enjoy increased energy levels
* To reduce stress levels
* To find more emotional stability and control
* To improve self-confidence
* To improve spine and body flexibility/mobility
* To find internal peace and happiness
* To strengthen their body
* To improve their immune system
Yoga is a science developed to make your body & mind function at optimum capacity - it is not just exercise.
If your question is not here email us at email@example.com we are happy to help! And chances are there are other people out there wondering the same thing!
I am on a Monthly pass can I attend the Community yoga if I don't have a healthcare/pension card?
Yes you can - This class will still cost you a donation fee to the Wodonga Dog Rescue centre.
* Arrive at least 5 minutes before the start of the class. If you are new you need to arrive 15 minutes early to fill
out a registration form.
*ALWAYS update your teacher if your physical state changes. E.g. If you have a new injury, surgery, pregnancy, etc. If you are ever in doubt about whether
you should be practicing yoga please CHECK with your medical provider.
* Please do not eat a major meal closer than two hours before class. Not only does the digestive system use a lot of energy, but we also do lots of twisting, and poses on our belly that are simply uncomfortable if it is full.
* Please do not talk in the Yoga room before class or during class. For some people this is the only time they have for meditation.
* Drink plenty of water each day. And make sure it is
proportionate to your daily activities. Exercise, coffee consumption etc all mean more water! If you are practising Hot Yoga regularly you need to increase your intake of electrolytes (Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc). Find a good supplement as we sweat all
of these essential minerals out.
* Leave your Ego at home - or even better dispose of it in the rubbish bin. Just like life, yoga is not a competition. We all come to the mat with completely
different bodies and stories. What anyone else is doing is totally irrelevant.