If you are new...don't worry we have all been there :)
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, working with an injury or just zapped of energy. We offer so many variations to allow you to find what is right for you!
I have never done yoga before. Where should I start?
Our Stretch & Relax class is the perfect place to start. To get used to the space, teachers, community. If you are after something a little more strenuous our NON HOT Strength & Stretch and Soothe classes are also beginner friendly. One of the best things about our space is everyone is there for themselves. You do You :) What you can do on the day.
What do I need to bring?
Please bring along a towel or two, a water bottle, and a big smile. A mat is useful too if you have one, otherwise they are available at the studio.
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. If your child is 12 or over they can attend our non HOT classes. Otherwise we recommend seeing your Yoga practice as time for you to reconnect to YOU.
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.
* Arrive at least 5 minutes before the start of the class. Doors lock at start time. NO late admissions will be allowed.
*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 practising 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.
*Please be aware of odour - on your body and clothes. We are in a room breathing a lot together.
*WEAR CLOTHES. Green Room has a strict clothing policy to ensure ALL of our clients are comfortable and the focus is on the INTERNAL practice of yoga. This means pants/shorts at least thigh length long. And tops stay on - which includes a top over your crop top ladies.
Photo Credit: Shot by Kyze Photography
* 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 some of these minerals are releasing when we sweat.
* Leave your Ego (thinking mind) 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.