Everything you need to know
Is there anyone who yoga is not suitable for?
I do believe that yoga is for everyone, that with the appropriate choice of class, support and modification, there is the right practice for all.
Before your first class, at the studio or online, I will ask you to complete a brief health questionnaire, and I ask that you keep me updated with any changes that may affect your practice.
If you have any particular concerns or queries, perhaps about the right class for you, or modifications that can support your practice, then please simply ask!
(Please note: while yoga is a great way to keep moving during pregnancy my general classes are not suitable for expectant mothers. If you would like to find the appropriate practice to enjoy during your pregnancy, then please ask for recommendations.)
What if I'm not flexible?
I regularly hear "but I'm not flexible enough to do yoga". This is like saying that you can't go for swimming lessons because you can't swim!
A regular yoga practice will increase flexibility and mobility, as well as building strength, and improving focus and balance.
Very quickly you will start to notice improvement, and hopefully learn good habits along the way.
How much are classes and how can I pay?
Most classes are £8, and you will find exact pricing on the booking page.
You can pay for each class individually, or buy a multiclass pass for better value for money.
And keep your eyes peeled for special offers!
Payment is online when you book, or the studio accepts contactless payments too.
Is there anything I need to know about attending the studio?
PLEASE READ THE STUDIO PARTICIPANT INFORMATION
What do I need to bring for studio classes?
If you have your own mat, thgen please bring it, but there are also mats to borrow at the studio. All other props (including bricks, blocks, straps, knee pads, cuishions, blankets...) are available to borrow should you wish.
If you would like any recommendations for mats, or other useful props, then just ask!
There is limited storage space at the studio, so please bring the minimum amount of personal belongings with you, and consider leaving valuable items at home.
It is also a good idea to bring a drink of water, preferably in a bottle with a sports lid. And please consider using a refillable bottle!
What should I wear?
Wear anything that you feel comfortable and can move freely in - funky yoga pants are optional! I do recommend light layers, so that you can easily moderate your temperature, and it is lovely to slip a little extra something on towards the end of the class makes savasana all the more relaxing.
There are no changing facilities at the studio, so please arrive as "ready to practise" as possible!
Can I eat and drink before class?
I recommend that you don't eat a meal for at least 2 hours before practising yoga, although a light snack should be fine. You should certainly hydrate well before, during and after your yoga practice, and I recommend that you bring a drink of water with you to class.
Where can I park?
There is plenty of on-street parking right outside the studio, on Bridgeman Terrace, and also just around the corner on Mesnes Park Terrace. Between 8:30am and 6:30pm, Monday - Saturday, this is Pay & Display with 2 hours (plenty for a 1 hour class) just a couple of pounds. Payment is on the PayByPhone app or by phone.
It is also worth noting that Wigan Council town centre car parks are FREE at the weekends - The Galleries car park is just a short walk away.
Hopefully all of your questions have now been answered, but please don't hesitate to get in touch if there is anything else you would like to know