WHAT IS YOGA?
Yoga originated in India, several thousand years ago. Some scholars find evidence dating back 5 thousand years. Yoga is not a fad – it has stood the test of time. There are many types of Yoga, all share the same goal, enlightenment! Some are service oriented such as Karma Yoga, and Dharma Yoga. Others focus on meditation. The most popular yoga is Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga is a physical path that seeks to harmonize body, mind, and soul through physical discipline, movement, stillness, and breath control. Hatha yoga is so popular that unless stated otherwise, if is usually safe to assume that if someone refers to yoga they mean Hatha Yoga.
WHY PRACTICE YOGA? Most students come back to yoga again and again, year after year, because it makes them feel so good. After a yoga class participants feel like they have had a great massage. Yoga is designed to promote health by balancing the nervous system, massaging the internal organs, releasing excess muscle tension, improving circulation of the blood and lymphatic system, calming the mind, and leaving participants relaxed and energized. There are too many reasons why you should practice yoga to list here, but in short, most students who make yoga a regular part of their schedule report that it has changed their life for the better.
WHAT STYLE OF YOGA? There is a wonderful variety of yoga to choose from. This allows for almost anyone to find a style that would suit them physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. This is especially true if you live in a city. However, this very diversity can also be confusing to beginning students. All our classes are open to you so you are welcome to try different classes until you find one that suits.
WHAT DO I WEAR? Yoga is practiced barefoot. Clothing should be comfortable and not restrict movement. In the studio, all we suggest is that you are comfortable in your clothes. Most students wear leggings or a tracksuit and t-shirt, but this varies considerably from student to student.
DO I NEED TO BRING A YOGA MAT? We have mats in the studio you can borrow if you don’t have your own. If you plan to continue to do yoga buying a mat is a great investment for your practice.
As with any exercise program, it is always a good idea to consult your doctor prior to participating.
- If you are pregnant, or have serious physical limitations, please call the studio 051 582838 prior to attending the class.
- Practice on an empty stomach (at least 1-2 hours after a light meal).
- Try to avoid caffeine or nicotine for at least 1 hour prior to attending class.
- Wear comfortable clothing that does not limit movement, or cut circulation.
- Come prepared to work barefoot in class.
-You can book any class or workshop scheduled online or just turn up and join in depending on availability.
You can book your class from 5 days before the class you wish to attend by using our online booking system.
PLEASE NOTE: You cannot book a class without purchasing a relevant class pass i.e. 1 Drop in Pass or any Class Pass.
Cancellations taken no later than 12 hours in advance. If you do not Cancel your class in time the class will automatically be debited from your account.
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