How early should I arrive for class?

Doors will open 20 minutes prior to class commencement. We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to help you transition from the busyness and demands of daily life to focussing on taking care of yourself. Please note that we close the studio 3 minutes before class commencement. Late arrivals will not be allowed in.

 

What if I need to leave halfway through the class?

We recommend staying throughout the duration of the class to obtain the full benefit of the session. Think of it as 75 minutes of investment on your wellbeing. However, if you do need to leave early, please advise your instructor before the start of class.

We also recommend that students do not walk in and out of the studio during the class as this will be distracting to others. Hence we advise that you bring everything you need for the class – water, towels, warm clothes etc.

What do I need to bring?

Props (blocks and straps) will be provided. However, we recommend that you bring your own mat for hygienic purposes. We have a limited number of yoga mats in case you forget to bring your own, however, there is no guarantee that this will be available. Yogis with no mats cannot participate in class and will not be provided refunds.

 

What do I need to wear?

You don’t need to wear fancy yoga wear, as long as you feel comfortable and your clothes are not too loose so as to unintentionally expose yourself whilst we are twisting and bending. It may also be worthwhile to do a ‘bum’ check on any shorts and pants.

We recommend bringing something warm (jumpers, socks) as the body cools down when we go into savasana relaxation.

We recommend keeping jewelleries to a minimum and not wearing strong perfumes. We also recommend not smoking or drinking before class.

We reserve the rights to refuse entry and may ask people to leave for inappropriate behaviour – which will not be tolerated.

Can I eat before class?

It’s best to practice yoga on an empty stomach, but you may have a light snack beforehand.

 

Do I need to be flexible to do yoga?

You don’t need to be flexible to do yoga, rather, flexibility is the outcome of yoga. However, it is important that you respect your body when practicing yoga, ensuring you don’t push past your limits, easing back when you feel pain or discomfort and most importantly, do not compare yourself to others as everyone are at different levels in their yoga practice.

I have injuries, can I still practice yoga?

We highly recommend disclosing any past and existing injuries and conditions that may affect your yoga practice when completing the registration form. It is also important to ensure that these forms are sent via email 24 hours prior to class commencement. This is to enable us to provide you with the right kind of modifications suitable for your condition.

If you have had any recent surgeries, clearance from your doctor is required.

New students please note, for your own safety, you will not be able to participate in a yoga class without a completed form emailed 24 hours prior. Refunds will not be provided for turning up to class with no forms sent 24 hours prior.

Please note that if you are a returning student, registration forms only need to be completed once, however, it is important that you advise us of any changes to your conditions.

When do I have to pay my fees by?

We’d like to keep the amount of time spent on administrative tasks before and after classes to a minimum as we would prefer to spend this time preparing to ensure you get the best out of your sessions. Hence, payments for term enrolments and casual sessions must be received 3 days before commencement of classes. Payments are to be made via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) only.

What if I need to cancel my classes?

We understand that things sometimes pop up and you may need to cancel your booking and hence we offer make up sessions.

To ensure you are eligible for a make-up session, bookings are to be cancelled 24 hours prior. If you cancel in less than 24 hours, you will not be eligible for a makeup session and will not be provided with a refund.

Make-up sessions are available by appointment only, with a 1 month expiry.

Can I get a refund?

Refunds will be considered on a case by case basis and will only be provided for prepaid classes.

How do I find out about timetable changes?

We reserve the right to change our class formats and timetables. Whilst we will try our best to advise you in advance of these changes, we will not be liable for any losses incurred as a result of these changes.

Please ensure that we have on file your latest contact numbers so that we can advise you of any changes.

 

What sort of qualification do the instructors have?

Our instructors are registered yoga teachers (RYT 200) and are recognised by Industry bodies Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia.

What does “Namaste Yogi” means?

 “Namaste” is a yoga greeting to show respect to fellow yogis, students, teachers and gurus that have come before us. It’s a greeting which acknowledges the light that exists in all of us.

“Yogis” refer to a person practicing yoga.

The dandelion symbolises happiness and joy. It reminds us to be flexible in the mind, to move with the wind (or life) rather than against it, reminding us that how we experience the world is really up to us. Yoga teaches us that the world is neutral, it can be as happy or as miserable as we want it to be. We determine how happy our lives are through our awareness, our choices and our actions.

The dandelion reminds us of our inner child, when we were closer to our true selves, when our mind was not muddied or disturbed by judgement, egoism, hatred and attachments, when we experienced true and pure happiness. This is the goal of yoga – to come home to ourselves.

 

Who do I contact for questions?

Please contact Regina on info@namasteyogis.com.au

​© 2017 Namaste Yogis