How do I start & what to expect?
Have a look at our timetable and decide which class you would like to attend - you can book your spot on the timetable / bookings page if you like. Aim to arrive at the studio 20 mins before the class starts so we can get you registered. Please note priority is given to online bookings, the door is locked when class commences so be sure to get there early. As a first time student you will start on our Intro Offer - 14 consecutive days of unlimited yoga for just $25.
Classes begin with centering and focusing on breath, followed by warm up sequences which are continuous & flowing to create an internal heat resulting in a cleansing and purifying sweat. Expect to sweat a lot, receive a good cardiovascular workout, stretch the body, develop greater balance and mental clarity.
How do I prepare for class? Studio Etiquette?
- Dress in light stretchy clothing like you would to a gym workout. It is recommended that cotton be avoided, as it can get heavy when wet.
- Bring a large towel, mat and water (available for hire and/or purchase at the studio)
- Arrive at least 10 mins before class, 20 mins for first time students, no late admittance
- Check in at reception for all classes
- No shoes in the practice room OR change rooms, leave them on the racks provided or under the bench in the waiting corridor
- No personal belongings in the yoga room except for towel and water
- Observe silence in the yoga room
- Chewing gum is not permitted
- Be ready to sweat, Showers are available for use after class.
- Observe teacher instructions
- Rest at any time
- Please wipe down your hire mat & the area around you before you leave class
- Check you have all your belongings prior to leaving. Wet, sweaty clothing will not be held for hygiene reasons.
- Be open to your experience and enjoy!
What about eating before class?
It is recommended that you do not eat for 2 hours prior to class. Bending and stretching with a full stomach can be uncomfortable. You are the best judge of your own body and should you need to eat, something light such as fruit is recommended. Drink plenty of water prior to, during and after your class to maintain hydration, a healthy habit in its own right to support & maintain good body health.
Do I need to be flexible?
Many people resist trying and doing yoga because of a perceived sense of inflexibility. This perception of "I can't do yoga because I'm not flexible" is like saying "I can't learn Spanish because I don't speak Spanish!" Yoga is not about how flexible you are, it is about stretching the body, quieting the mind and healing the soul. The more inflexible you are, the more you need yoga. Yoga improves flexibility.
Will I Lose weight?
If you are overweight, yoga will help your body find a balance that is right for you. Yoga benefits the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, musculoskeletal and nervous systems of the body and in conjunction with good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle yoga helps to keep them functioning efficiently. Students have found that with regular practice their bodies become more trim and toned.
Will yoga assist athletic performance?
Yes, yoga is great to enhance any athletic discipline. Many sports disciplines work certain muscle groups whilst others are not used. Yoga strengthens and stretches all areas of the body .The mental concentration required during a yoga practice improves focus and mental clarity enhancing your sports performance. You will also learn to relax which is an important aspect to any training program.
I am pregnant, can I still do yoga?
Yoga is a wonderful practice to do during pregnancy; however we recommend you attend a prenatal class, which is specifically designed and specialized just for pregnancy. It is recommended that you check with your health care professional before beginning yoga.
Is it Bikram?
No, we are not a Bikram yoga studio.
Yogafusion delivers a power style of yoga, which has a baseline structure, but varied sequences, which flow from one posture to the next connecting breath with movement in a room heated to 36 degrees. Each class is slightly different and teachers bring their own unique quality to each class.
What if I have never practiced yoga before?
All classes unless stated otherwise are beginner friendly. Our experienced teachers offer modifications and you are encouraged to work within your own limits, taking care of your own body. You do not need any experience just a willing mind and the desire to transform your life. With regular and consistent practice you will soon see a shift in your wellbeing.
Why the heat?
We intentionally heat the room to warm your muscles, prevent injuries and allow for a deeper release in your body. The heat promotes sweating which assists in flushing toxins from the body. We use FIR radiant heating a non-invasive & therapeutic form of heating.
Yes you must be 17 years or older.
If you are 15-16 you may practice if accompanied by an adult.
How often should I come?
A consistent and regular practice is the key to results.
We recommend 3 times per week for improved well being and mental health.