Can beginners attend all classes?
Absolutely, we all need to start somewhere, we offer a wide range of practices here at KHYA, we hold deep stretch classes, to gentle flows, if you have more or want more of a strong practice we also offer hot power yoga classes.
What if I can't do a pose?
This is probably one of the most commonly asked questions we get, we just recommend that you honour your body and take the rest that you need when it comes to something you are unable to do.
What if i'm not flexible?
Be present and work with the body you have today. It does not matter how far or deep you can go in a posture, you will benefit simply from trying your best, not pushing too hard and embracing the new feelings in your body. As long as you can breathe you can do yoga
Should I eat or drink before I come to class?
It is recommended to refrain from eating for 2 hours before a class, but it’s a good idea to drink plenty of water right up until the start.
What do I wear?
It’s important to be comfortable and have freedom of movement for all yoga classes. Shorts or leggings with comfortable sports tops is what most people like to wear. Yoga is done barefoot (unless it’s a super cosy class like Yin Yoga) so there is no need to worry about shoes either.
Do I need to bring anything?
We provide yoga mats, but you are welcome to bring your own mat. If you practice with a blanket, eye pillow, strap or block, feel free to bring those with you, although all is provided at the studio as well.
What if I have an injury or condition that might affect my ability to participate?
While yoga has been proven to benefit conditions ranging from sports injuries to chronic illnesses, please do let your teacher know if you have a condition you might need to work around. Try to tune in to your body and listen to how you feel. This will help you become aware of what your body is telling you. Yoga rewards dedication and hard work, but it is equally important to rest and recover when you need to.
Is it possible to loose weight during yoga?
Many yoga practices focus on strength training, flexibility, stamina and body composition. We offer HOT power yoga practices which are proven for weight-loss and all of the above.
What do I do when I arrive?
You will be welcomed by one of our amazing staff members, as soon as you step through the door, to ensure everyone feels at ease and at peace from the moment they arrive, we ask that you arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start of practice. Our studio is a silent space and a no phone zone. We ask that you leave your ego and worries behind you, stay hydrated and take a rest whenever you need to, wear a smile and always be kind.