If you are new to yoga you probably have a few questions about what to expect. Here’s a few tips.

Your first time?

If it is your first time at Yoga Dojo, you will need to fill out a registration form, so please arrive at least 10 minutes early to fill out the form. Alternatively you can download the form here and bring it along with you to class. If you have health issues, you will need to allow extra time to talk with your instructor about these before class so you are given the correct guidance and advice during class.

What to 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. You will get warm during class, so it’s a good idea not to wear clothes that are too heavy. You will cool down after class, so make sure you have a layer of clothing you can put on when class is finished.

What to do when you arrive?

Just come in and see whoever is at reception and they will answer any questions you may have.  When you enter the studio, just unroll your mat and either lay on your back or sit in a comfortable position until the class begins.  You may like to spend this time to prepare for the class by closing your eyes and slowing and deepening your breathing.

What to bring?

If you have a yoga mat, bring it along. If not, we have mats for you to use. For hygiene reasons we encourage students to have their own yoga mat. We sell non-toxic, eco-friendly, superior quality mats. You are welcome to try out one of these mats before you buy – just let reception know.

You may want to bring along a bottle of water to drink before or after class. It should not be necessary to drink during class.

If you are a bit of a sweaty yogi, you may also like to bring along a hand towel to keep your hands / feet from slipping on your mat.

What to eat?

It's important not to have a full stomach when practicing yoga. This may make you feel uncomfortable and will limit the benefits you will receive from the class. It’s a good idea not to eat anything for a couple of hours before class. It’s OK to drink before class, but try to come to class with an empty stomach.