Frequently Asked Questions
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+ Do I need to book in advance?
Due to limited spaces in the studio, classes must be booked in advance. You can book via the online booking system or via the MindBody app which can be downloaded to your mobile device from the Apple App Store or Google Play by searching for MindBody. If you are having trouble with the online booking system, please email the studio at firstname.lastname@example.org
+ I am new to yoga, which class should I attend?
We recommend starting with one of our Warm or Hot Hatha classes if you are just starting out in yoga. These classes are suitable for all levels of ability and teachers offer pose modifications for new students or those working with injuries.
+ How long are the classes?
Our Hatha, Vinyasa Flow and Yin classes are 60 minutes and our Core classes are 75 minutes. There is a 15-minute interval between classes.
+ Can I still attend class if I have an injury or a medical condition?
If you have injuries or medical conditions, please ensure you include this information when registering online and inform the teacher prior to the start of class.
It is advisable to consult your GP before attending if you think you may have a medical condition that will affect your ability to partake fully in class.
We encourage students to listen to their bodies and should something not feel right to stop immediately and speak to the teacher.
+ What should I wear/bring to class?
Wear comfortable sports clothing such as leggings, shorts, t-shirts or vest tops and avoid heavy cottons such as tracksuit bottoms and hoodies.
Ensure that whatever you wear, you are happy to sweat in and we recommend bringing dry clothes to change into after class, especially in the autumn and winter months.
Please bring water, a mat and one or two towels to class. Studio users must practice on a mat whilst in class for their own safety. Please do not bring glass bottles to the studio as students walk around barefoot.
Changing and shower facilities are available, however, please note that the use of the showers is for the purpose of having a rinse and not as a substitute for your home shower or bathing facilities. We respectfully ask students not to shave in the showers and remove fallen out hair from the walls, door and shower basin.
Please note that the studio is not responsible for any loss or damage to personal belongings and it is advisable not to bring any items of value to the studio.
+ How Early Should I Arrive For Class And What Happens If I Am Late?
When attending class, please arrive between 10 and 15 minutes early. Classes begin promptly and if you arrive after the class has begun, we regret that we will not be able to accommodate you in class. If you are late, you will be marked as absent from class and the class credit will be deducted from your class pass as stated in the studio cancellation policy.
There is a 15-minute interval between classes and the studio door may be looked during class, If you arrive whilst a class is still in progress you may not be able to enter the studio. It is recommended that you arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to the start of class.
+ Should I Eat Or Drink Before Class?
This is very much down to the individual as we all digest and metabolise food at different rates, however, it is advisable to avoid eating for at least 30 minutes before class. Eating just before exercise may cause stomach upsets and nausea. Ensure that you drink plenty of water before and after class to keep yourself hydrated. During class you should only sip water, as doing postures with a belly full of fluid can be very uncomfortable and may cause nausea.
+ What Should I Expect On My First Visit?
The studio is heated so expect to sweat during class. It is advisable to pace yourself in your first few classes until you are familiar with the poses. And for some students, it can take two to three classes to get used to being in a hot room. Hot yoga can be challenging, but when done regularly, highly rewarding. Please check out the amazing benefits of practising hot yoga.
The studio is warm and welcoming, and the perfect place to come and unwind from the stresses of the day.
+ Where Should I Park?
You can find information about the local parking facilities here. Please ensure you give yourself plenty of time to find a parking space. The studio cannot be held responsible for students arriving late as a result of parking issues or for students who receive parking fines as a result of parking illegally. We strongly advise checking the parking signs if you choose to park on the street, but we recommend parking in one of the nearby car park.
+ What Is Your Cancellation Policy?
We have a six-hour cancellation policy in place. If you cancel six hours or less before the start of class, the class will be deducted from your class pass. For full details about our cancellation policy please click here.
+ How Do I Cancel My Place In Class?
To cancel your place in class, log in to your online account and click the ‘My Info’ tab at the top right of the page and then the ‘My Schedule’ link to view your scheduled classes. Click the cancel button next to the class you are unable to attend. On cancelling a class, you will receive an email confirmation to say that the class has been cancelled. The studio is not responsible for any cancellation made incorrectly by the studio user. If you are having trouble cancelling or you do not receive the email confirmation, please email us at email@example.com to ensure your cancellation has been made.
+ Can I Attend If I Am Preganant Or Had A Recent Pregnancy?
Yoga can be beneficial during pregnancy, however, we do not recommend hot yoga during any stage of pregnancy due to the risk of your baby having hyperthermia. We recommend seeking out a pregnancy-specific class where you and your unborn baby will receive all the care and attention you both need, unfortunately at this time, Present Health does not offer pregnancy-specific classes. Always take your GP’s advice before attending any class when pregnant and be sure to follow your own intuition.
If you have recently been pregnant, we recommend allowing your body at least six weeks to recover and longer if you had a difficult labour or C-section. It is advisable to consult with your GP if you are within three months post-partum.
+ Am I Too Old/Young To Attend
You are never too old to start a hot yoga practice. Provided you are in reasonable health, hot yoga can be a fantastic way to help maintain and improve your well-being and fitness levels.
Unfortunately, you may be too young to attend the Present Health studio, as we do not currently teach anyone under the age of 16, however, we do encourage young people to learn what they can about yoga and find yoga teachers who are specifically qualified to teach children and teenagers. Yoga is fantastic for all age groups. Do not be discouraged by your age, young or old, go for it!