What do I wear?

Whatever you are comfortable in. This could be shorts, leggings, tracksuits, loose pants, singlets, T-shirts, crop tops. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable.

How long is a class?

Classes can be 90 minutes; 75 minutes or 60 minutes.  Check the timetable for length of each class. 

Will yoga help me lose weight?

It may, but not without changes to your diet and lifestyle. You will need to make the commitment to make the effort to lose weight. Once you have done that, then yoga can become an integral component of your weight loss program.

I'm not flexible, can I still do yoga?

Of course! How do you think those yogis you see twisted up like pretzels got to be that flexible? Through practicing yoga of course. Even if you have very limited flexibility, you will notice improvements in a short period of time.

Is yoga a religion?

No. It is an ancient practise developed in India. It is based on science not religion, and people from all religious backgrounds can enjoy the benefits yoga can bring to your body, mind and spirit.

How often should I do yoga?

That depends — Once a week is good, twice a week better, three times or more a week and you will really notice improvements to your health and well being in a short period of time. It’s best to find a schedule that fits in with your lifestyle so that your practise becomes a joy not a chore.

Do I have to do chanting?

No…but some classes may start and or end with an ‘OM’. and there is always chanting in the Jivamukti Open classes. You do not have to join in, but it is a really lovely way to start and end your yoga practice.

Is yoga for men?

Of course! Most of the great yoga teachers throughout history have been men. Some of the most famous and respected yoga teachers today are also men. It is unfortunate that yoga has developed a reputation that it is for women, but here at Yoga Dojo, yoga is definitely for men, women, boys, girls…in fact EVERY body.

Is yoga good for stress?

Absolutely. This is one of the most recognised and scientifically verified benefits of yoga. There are many scientific studies that prove how yoga reduces stress. We even have classes specifically to help you manage stress and anxiety.  Look for the 'Stress Less' and 'Yoga Nidra' classes.

How does yoga work?

Yoga is a unique form of exercise in that it works both the muscles and joints of the body as well as the internal organs and glands. It quite literally exercises you inside and out.  This yogic double-whammy effect means that all the systems in your body are encouraged to work more effectively and efficiently.  This can bring you improved health and well being and increase your energy levels. Even after a few sessions you’ll feel your body (and maybe even your mind) loosen up as you increase your flexibility and stamina and find yourself becoming calmer and better able to cope with the hectic nature of today’s living.