Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to book to attend a class?
No, all scheduled classes are drop in. Just show up ten to fifteen minutes before the class to sign in. You do need to book for courses, workshops and private classes. To book, please phone 02 4929 6791 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How much is a class?
You have a choice of one of two amazing Introductory offers which allow unlimited access to our studio to try as many classes as you like:
1 month unlimited yoga @ just $50*
10 Day Intro Pass @ $20*
(*These deals are for consecutive days and are available once only to new students) .
After that, you can purchase a New Beginner 1 Month Unlimited for just $100 or buy a 5, 10 or 30 class pass or other package. Please view our Class Prices page for a complete price list. Direct debit is a great option for regular practitioners (3+ times per week) - if you'd like to know more, have a chat to our front desk staff about this option. If membership doesn't interest you, it's $20 for a casual.
How hot is a Hot Power Yoga class?
Our Hot Power Yoga and Yin Yang Yoga classes are heated to about 35 degrees. Our Yin Yoga classes are only very mildly heated (mid-20s). We offer unheated Power Yoga classes at midday on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please check our Class Timetable for details.
What is Yin Yoga?
Yin Yoga is often described as the other half of a yoga practice. Hot Power Yoga is a yang practice - it is faster-paced and more athletic, affecting muscles, making them longer and stronger. A Yin yoga practice is a slower, deeper practice affecting the connective tissues of the body. Yin Yoga is great for increasing mobility; nearly half of your flexibility originates in your joints. These two practices have very different intentions and both are very important for a balanced and healthy body. While "Yang Yoga" (Power, Ashtanga, etc) is widely practiced in the Western world, Yin Yoga can and should be incorporated into a complete yoga practice to maintain balance. Especially for Yang people (those who are busy, stressed, 'tight'), Yin yoga can help create and maintain a balanced body and lifestyle. Our Yin Yang Yoga classes are a powerful blend of both styles of yoga incorporating dynamic flows to build strength and long, deep holds to work the joints, ligaments and fascia. For more on the types of yoga offered at YogaBodyWorks, click here.
What do I need to bring?
The basic requirements for any yoga class are a mat, towel and water. And you, of course! Mats can be borrowed from the studio, or you may prefer to bring your own mat. Please bring your own towel. If you forget, or need to take a shower, towels are available for hire for $3 from the front desk. Bring your own water or buy a bottle of local spring water for $3 from the front desk.
Do you have shower facilities?
Yes, we have women and men’s showers, toilets and changing rooms.
Can I eat before class?
In general we do not recommend a eating a large meal within 2-3 hours of a class – if you must eat within 2 hours of a class then a light meal or snack that it easily digested is best. We sell healthy protein balls at the studio, and recommend you grab one before class if you're feeling a little hungry!
Can I eat straight after a class?
Generally we recommend that you don’t eat anything too heavy for at least 30 minutes after a class, however a fresh juice or a light snack is usually fine. Listen to your body!
How much water should I drink?
We recommend staying well-hydrated all day; on average, most of us should be consuming around 2 litres of quality water, with 1 litre added for every hour of sweaty exercise. Bring a water bottle with you, or buy water from the studio for $2. If you sweat a lot, we recommend adding a pinch of good quality Celtic or Himalayan salt to your water to aid absorbtion, or try coconut water, nature's sports drink! We sell Nudie brand plain and tropical coconut water for $3.50.
I am a beginner - where do I start?
We run a six week beginners yoga course that will provide a solid foundation and equip you with the knowledge and experience to join any of the Power Yoga classes. That said, all our classes are all levels; you're welcome to simply join any Hot Power Yoga, Yin Yang Yoga or Yin Yoga class on the timetable. Our Power Align classes are designed to be accessible to beginners and are held Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10 am. When you decide to come along for your first class, we recommend you arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and meet the teacher before the class.
Can I claim my yoga membership from my private health care?
Our classes are designed for general health and fitness. We do not offer rehabilitation classes, and our teachers are not medical specialists. However, some of our students have successfully claimed their yoga classes as part of a General Health Management Plan. You will need to confirm the terms and conditions of your plan from your private health care provider.
What do I wear?
Wear something that is going to allow you full range of movement. A t-shirt or singlet with leggings or shorts is all you need. Please leave your shoes or socks in the shoe rack at the front door.
I have an injury or getting over an illness – do I tell the teacher?
Yes – it is very important that the teacher know about any physical limitation you may have.
Prenatal Yoga FAQs
Do I need to book for prenatal yoga?
No. Please arrive for your first class 15 mins early to fill out a short form and discuss your unique needs with our prenatal teacher.
When during my pregnancy is it safe to start practicing prenatal yoga?
For most women we recommend leaving prenatal yoga to your second trimester. However, if you're feeling great and have your doctor's OK, you are most welcome to join us!
Do I need to bring my own mat?
Your mat hire is included in your class fee. However, if you would prefer to use your own mat you are welcome to bring it along.