True North Yoga
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

frequently asked questions

What is Yoga?

Yoga is a holistic approach to a balanced mind, body, and spirit that has been practiced for thousands of years. Most people practicing yoga today are engaged in asana (the postures) which is just one of the 8-limbs (practices) of yoga. The physical postures are designed to bring the mind and body to a state of equaminity – strong, flexible, and calm – cultivating a balanced and vibrate life.

What are the benefits of Yoga?

With regular practice, you will notice your body getting stronger and more flexible; you will feel more grounded and have better digestion and posture. You will notice improved focus, the ability to stay calm, and maintain relaxed breathing.

Do I need to be flexible to do Yoga?

Yoga helps you become more flexible, so if you are tight in your body, YOGA IS FOR YOU! Yoga helps build and maintain a healthy range of movement, which is especially important as we age.

I’m new to the studio, where do I start?

Start by purchasing our Intro Pass which enables you to come to as many classes as you wish for 30-days to try the different classes and teachers and find the right fit for you and your schedule.

If you are completely new to yoga, Gentle Yoga and Yin Yoga are the best place to start, but if they don’t suit for your schedule then Yoga Flow and the Yoga Flow + Yin classes will still be a great choice for you. We also have a Yoga 4 Life class which is especially for 50 years +. You can find our full class discriptions by clicking here.

Once your Intro Pass expires, if you are attending more than once a week our weekly direct debit membership is the best value, if you are coming once a week or less then our 6-class pass is the way to go.

What should I expect?

Classes begin with centering and focusing on breath, followed by yoga postures which have been sequenced with care and attention by our teachers to leave you feeling balanced, rejuvenated, and calm. Classes always finish with savasana (a resting pose on your back) a time of digestion, assimilation, and adaptation of the information that your active practice has put into your body.

How do I prepare for class?

  • It is recommended that you not eat a full meal at least 1hr before practice (bending and stretching with a full stomach can get uncomfortable)
  • Hydrate before and after class
  • Dress in light stretchy gym wear
  • Bring water, a towel, and a yoga mat (mats available to borrow until you get your own)
  • Arrive at least 5mins before class, the door is locked when class starts
  • Check in at reception, say hello, and let us know if you have any injuries or conditions we should know about
  • No shoes in the practice room, please take them off before you enter – there are cupboards in the practice room for you to store your things
  • The teacher will guide you to practice safely
  • Rest at any time
  • There are cleaning supplies available in the practice space for you to clean your mat when you finish
  • Enjoy!

Can I practice yoga if I’m pregnant?

Yoga is very beneficial during pregnancy but we do ask that you check with your healthcare professional before beginning yoga. We also ask that you book a private yoga lesson with our principal teacher prior to joining group classes. In the private lesson our experienced principal teacher will help you become familiar with the adaptions to your yoga practice during pregnancy, and discuss which class/es will be the best option for you.

Is there an age limit for classes?

Our warm yoga classes are for ages 16 and over. For all other classes teens under 16 years old are welcome to join if they are a mature and accommpanied by an adult.

We run Kids Yoga programs periodically for ages 12 and under. Contact us to go on the interest list if your child is keen!

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.