Information and FAQ
The Yoga Spot is in a residential area with free on-street parking close by. However, please do check the street signage when you park as there are some areas that are for residents only between the hours of 10.00am and 4.00pm.
If it is your first visit to the Yoga Spot please arrive 10-15 minutes before the class start so you can have a chat with the teacher and settle in.
The studio is on a permanent security lock so don’t be alarmed that you can’t get in. Please knock the door! If you have turned up more than 15 minutes before the class start time, the teacher may not yet have arrived.
You will be asked to remove your shoes in the hallway when you come in – there are shoe racks in the hallway. The whole of the studio space is a no shoe area as we do yoga barefoot and would like to protect and keep clean our beautiful wooden flooring.
There are male and female changing facilities which have a shower in each. Please leave all coats/jackets, bags, etc in the changing facilities. If you don’t feel comfortable leaving valuables there are small shelves within the studio space you can leave them. Please turn off mobile phones, especially if you are putting them on a shelf in the studio.
We strongly recommend that you have your own yoga mat, however mats are available for use in the studio for a small rental charge of £1 per use. We also sell yoga mats.
There is not a booking system for the majority of our classes (it will state on the timetable if a class is to be pre-booked).
Is it safe to do yoga if I have an injury or medical condition?
In most cases the answer to that question is yes. In fact yoga is excellent way to support the body in its healing process. However, you will want to inform your doctor or health care provider before you begin your practice. Please be sure to let your yoga teacher know what is going on so they can address your specific needs.
What style of yoga is right for me?
There are many different styles of yoga, some styles are dynamic and will make you sweat, while others are very gentle and slow moving. All styles of yoga have benefits, so evaluating your individual needs and personality type will help point you in the right direction. You can read a description of the styles of yoga offered at the Yoga Spot by clicking here. We recommend trying as many different styles as you can to find one suitable for you.
I just found out I am pregnant, should I do yoga?
Yoga is a great way to support your body and the newly forming body of your child, however there are some precautions. If you already attend a regular yoga class please tell your teacher as soon as you possibly can. If you haven’t been attending a regular class then our pregnancy specific yoga class on a Monday evening is for all levels of pregnancy.
What are the benefits of Yoga?
- Brings balance and harmony to the body, mind and spirit
- Helps with strength, flexibility, range of motion and balance
- Calms the mind, reduces stress and anxiety
- Revitalizes the body and mind
- Slows heart rate
- Lowers blood pressure
- Increases circulation
- Strengthens and tones muscles
- Helps to detoxify system
- Improves function of internal organs
- Balances muscular system
- Increases metabolism and energy
- Can help reduce depression, stress and insomnia
What do I need to prepare for a class?
- Please wear comfortable workout attire – layers are best, as your body temperature changes throughout your practice
- Be prepared to work in bare feet
- Please refrain from wearing strong colognes or perfumes
- Bring a towel to wipe down mat after use if you sweat during class
- We provide mats and other yoga equipment but we encourage you to bring your own mat
- Avoid practicing with a full stomach, and drink some water or herbal tea before class to remain hydrated through your practice
- Yoga is a non-competitive process. Be consistent in your practice and always work within your limitations. Be patient and compassionate, listening to your body and not forcing yourself into a posture. Most of all remember to enjoy!