Frequently asked Questions

Class Preparation

before class

  1. Yoga and meditation is best practised on an empty stomach – please avoid food at least 1-2 hours before class
  2. Drink plenty of water daily – come to class well hydrated.
  3. Wear what you feel comfortable in and bring a mat, towel and water.

when you arrive

  1. Come 10 -15 minutes before the class starts to register.
  2. Mats and towels are available for hire / coconut water for sale
  3. Mention any injuries or special conditions to the teacher before class – we can better guide you.

during class

  1. yoga is a journey – embrace the moment and do what you can with what you have now – your flexibility will improve and so will your strength and will power.
  2. Be accepting of where you are on your yoga journey – knowing you have the power to create wellness for your body and your mind.

About the Practice

Why is the room heated?

The room is intentionally heated to warm your muscles – allowing you to work more deeply and safely. The heat also facilitates healing, helps prevent injuries, and promotes sweating, which helps flush toxins from your body.

Are the classes with Yogi Studio a real “cardio” workout? Will it help me lose weight?

Yes, and Yes! No matter what your level of fitness, you’ll find our Hot Hatha and Hatha Flow classes fused with Infrared heat, very effective. Each posture combines flexibility, strength and balance to work your whole body – from your bones out to your pores. With persistence, patience, dedication and commitment, you can lose inches and develop muscle tone and strength that you can maintain – that might never come from other forms of exercise.

What is Infrared Heat? What are the benefits?

Infrared heat is now commonly used in medical care equipment such as heat lamps and baby incubators.

This a very therapeutic heat – the light waves reach deep inside the body’s tissue, and cellular vibration occurs, penetrating the cells and resulting in release of toxins.

Infrared heat benefits: pain relief – weight loss – improves blood circulation – removes cholesterol – boosts the immune system – speeds healing to cuts & bruises – reduces stress & fatigue – reduces muscle spasms as muscle fibres are heated.

About You

What if I’m not flexible?

This is the most common misconception that stops people from coming to a yoga class. Yoga is not about how flexible you are, it’s about improving your strength and flexibly – so you can maintain a strong body, healthy spine and a happy heart. All that matters is that you try and with patience, persistence and regular practice, your flexibility will improve.

What if I have injuries or illness?

Please let us know if you’ve recently had surgery, or have any injuries, illnesses, or special conditions. Yoga and the Infrared Heat facilitates the healing process – both internally and externally. You will still be able to do most yoga postures, but the teacher will show you some modifications to help heal and prevent further injures.

How often can I come?

Come as often as you can. The more you come, on regular bases, the quicker you’ll see results. We’ve got a feeling you’ll find yourself wanting to practice fairly frequently. Why? Because it’s so good for you, it’s fun, you’ll feel amazing and it works! Even if it feels challenging for you initially, regular practice, your patience and persistence will pay off.

Yoga and Pregnancy

Can I still practice when I’m pregnant?

Absolutely! Practicing yoga and meditation will facilitate an easier pregnancy and birthing experience. The general rule in your practice, pregnant or not, is to understand what your limits are, at any given moment, and never push yourself beyond them. You must always give your body time to invite you in! We will guide you through modifications and specific poses that will make practicing while pregnant joyful and safe.

Will doing yoga while pregnant be difficult?

Usually, the first three months of a pregnancy are the hardest, as that’s the time when most hormonal changes occur. This is when many women may feel nausea and have much less energy. So for some – it would be better to take it easier, practice a little bit less, or skip the first trimester entirely – And when you do practice, you must not feel bad about sitting down when you need to.